Women in eDiscovery Panel to Discuss Cost Containment at ‘The Masters Conference’ on October 25, 2007

October 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ORLANDO, Florida (October 1, 2007) — The Masters Conference, an educational conference staffed with well-respected and knowledgeable experts in the legal profession, announced that Women in eDiscovery will hold a panel discussion titled, “Litigation Readiness: Reining in Your eDiscovery Costs (How to Save Millions).” A roster of female eDiscovery thought-leaders will come together for a discussion on how to strategically and tactually address cost containment through the development of a proactive approach to eDiscovery. For more information on The Masters Conference: E-Landscape and the FRCP Fallout, scheduled October 25-26, 2007, at Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, visit www.themastersconference.com.

Women in eDiscovery is a newly formed global organization with a mission to bring together businesswomen interested in technology related to the legal industry and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and other businesswomen grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

The Women in eDiscovery panel will be moderated by Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, and author of the popular blog, The Common Scold. Other speakers on the Women in eDiscovery panel include:

• Catherine Muir – Senior Counsel with Sprint Nextel for nine years, overseeing the company’s records compliance and electronic discovery records.
• Amy Scearcy – Part of the corporate legal department at US Bank, Amy acts as a link between legal and IT recommending best practices for e-discovery as well as working on the electronic components of litigation. She has 10 years of experience in the litigation technology industry.
• Bonnie Courtland - eDiscovery Paralegal with Supervalu Inc. She is the co-founder and board member of the Minnesota eDiscovery Corporate Forum and is a frequent presenter on the topic of eDiscovery at the Minnesota Paralegal Institute.
• Carmen Oveissi Field – managing director with Daylight. She is a domain expert on electronic discovery and a frequent expert speaker on the topic.
• Shawnna Childress – Discovery Solutions Consultant with Encore Legal Solutions and co-founder of Women in eDiscovery. She is a 15-year veteran of the legal industry.

During last year’s “Masters Conference: E-Practice in the Electronic Age”, more than 200 attendees learned from industry experts as to what might happen once the new rules took effect.

This year’s Masters Conference will draw from industry experts and consultants to provide a forum of discussion that addresses the new reality. Being 'litigation-ready' now requires due diligence on the part of attorneys and litigation support directors alike.

“We’re proud to have this opportunity to host a panel with experts from Women in eDiscovery,” stated Lindsay Couch, Executive Conference Director of The Masters Conference. “Their insight and experience will no doubt prove valuable to the attendees at The Masters Conference this year.”

For more information on The Masters Conference please contact Lindsay Couch at 1-888-813-9346, ext. 1, lindsay.couch@themastersconference.com.

About The Masters Conference
The Masters Conference brings together experts and knowledgeable professionals from law firms, corporations, and the bench to discuss strategies, practices and resources in the management of electronically stored information and electronic discovery.

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Press Contact:
Lindsay Couch, J.D.
Executive Conference Director
The Masters Conference
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