Information Technology

Information Technology

Legal IT Seminar Series

Past Seminars


Fall 2016

E-Discovery: Some Technical Things Lawyers Need to Know
September 8, 2016
Faculty: Sarah Montgomery, Attorney with the Executive Office of the U.S. Department of Justice & Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
Attendees will learn the basics about metadata, as well as metrics and technical terms that will help them navigate in E-Discovery or other matters where computer files and technology impact their area of practice
Identity Theft
September 22, 2016
Faculty: Marti Phillips, Director, Identity Theft Unit | Deputy Administrator
Have you ever received a data breach notice? Do you know how valuable your personal information is? During 2015, at least 626,300 South Carolina residents had their information compromised by data breaches. And according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 17.6 million people, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014. This presentation will provide an introduction and overview of identity theft trends in South Carolina as well remedies for victims.
Protecting Health Information: HIPAA and Beyond
October 20, 2016
Faculty: Alexander M White, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the State of South Carolina
Since the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, health information privacy has become one of the more defined areas of privacy law in the United States. However, that does not mean the field is standing still: both the law and the technology are constantly evolving. In this session, we will discuss the important concepts that make up HIPAA and subsequent laws; how newly-implemented audits are changing healthcare regulation; and how the trendy devices collecting the most health information, wearables, fit in to existing regulatory frameworks.
Police Body-Cams: Practical, Policy, and Legal Implications
October 27, 2016
Faculty: Seth Stoughton, Assistant Professor of Law
Body-worn camera systems are quickly becoming an essential piece of policing equipment at agencies across the country. In this seminar, Professor Seth Stoughton will identify the potential advantages that police body-cams offer to law enforcement and to police/community relations. He will discuss the practical, policy, and legal implications that must be kept in mind as lawyers, police executives, policymakers, and communities adopt and evaluate this promising new technology.
Practice Management — Why It Is "Sanity Software" for Lawyers
November 3, 2016
Faculty: Steve Best, Partner for the Affinity Consulting Group and chair of the 2016 ABA Techshow
It's impossible to manage any law practice if you don't have a good handle on the status of every matter. The Model Rules require that a lawyer act with reasonable diligence and promptness when representing a client and knowing how to harness the power of practice management is key. Our presenter will cover both cloud-based and traditional software offerings for practice management and highlight the differences & similarities so you can make an informed decision on what system will work best for you and your practice.
Defense and Offense on the Internet: The Terminology of 'Attacks'
November 17, 2016
Faculty: Marcos Vieyra, Chief Information Security Officer for the State of South Carolina
What is defense and offense in the context of the Internet? Do offensive activities always constitute an attack? Could some defensive actions, such as “hunting” within one’s own organizational boundaries, constitute an attack by a defender? Is accurate attribution of an attack within reach of average organizations, and if not, where does that leave us?
As an attorney, how would you advise a client with regard to these questions, either from an offensive-capability perspective or from a what-to-do-as-a-defender perspective? How might you help a client develop effective information security policy and governance given this state of affairs? Join us for a brief overview of these topics, and a defense-oriented approach to life on the Internet.

Spring 2016

Technodabble: The Use of Technology in 'Undisclosed'
January 7
The Undisclosed Podcast picked up where the Serial Podcast left off: investigating the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the question of whether Adnan Syed was wrongfully convicted of that crime. Associate Dean Colin Miller is one of the creators, producers, and hosts of the Podcast. He will discuss his use of technology in his development and recording of the podcast.
Police Body-Cams: Practical, Policy, and Legal Implications
January 21
Body-worn camera systems are quickly becoming an essential piece of policing equipment at agencies across the country. In this seminar, Professor Seth Stoughton will identify the potential advantages that police body-cams offer to law enforcement and to police/community relations. He will discuss the practical, policy, and legal implications that must be kept in mind as lawyers, police executives, policymakers, and communities adopt and evaluate this promising new technology.
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Cybercrimes
February 4
Michael Scherck, Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Cybercrimes Unit for South Carolina will give an unclassified threat brief with focus on how current law affects FBI investigations. The presentation will be an excellent lead in to the South Carolina Law Review's Symposium "Cyber Attacks and Civil Liability" which will be held later in the day on February 4 and all day February 5.
Lean Law Office Management
February 18
Dave Maxfield is a practicing attorney with over twenty years' experience in small and solo firms, specializing in consumer protection law in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a three-time ABA TechShow speaker on mind-mapping and paperless technology. Dave has also taught mind-mapping and Information Visualization techniques to lawyers as a consultant, as a lecturer at national and regional ABA and AAJ conferences, and to law students at Harvard, the University of Colorado, William & Mary, and UCLA. Dave's presentation will focus on taking a manufacturing systems based approach to small law firm office management, including how to be much more efficient in processes and in the use of technology.
Identity Theft and Data Security Breaches
March 3
Martha ("Marti") Phillips, Esq. — Deputy Administrator and Director of the Identity Theft Unit at the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the South Carolina Financial Identity Fraud and Identity Theft Protection Act (FIFITPA) with a focus on state data security breach notification laws and recent legislation regarding Personal Identifying Information (PII). The Act provides both protections for consumers in the areas of security freezes, credit reports, records disposal and also places requirements on businesses and public bodies with regard to the collection, maintenance, and disposal of consumers' personal information.
The Virtual Law Office and Leveraging Technology
March 17
Anthony Bellino, Litigation Technology Help Desk Manager, Deloitte (Contractor) Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC) Department of Justice/EOUSA. Anthony Bellino, a licensed attorney and project management specialist with Deloitte will discuss a practical approach for those seeking to improve efficiency, gain flexibility and provide a more streamlined client experience through the use of technology in the practice of law. Mr. Bellino will provide insight to technology that can help "virtualize" the practice of law and enhance client interaction. He will speak to apps and tools available, and demo some virtual case software.
Emerging Issues in European Privacy Law
March 31
Alexander M White, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. State of South Carolina. Developments in international law are especially impactful when it comes to personal information. Organizations transfer this data, or pieces of it, across borders regularly, potentially submitting their operations to the laws and regulations of those jurisdictions. No jurisdiction is more influential in modern privacy law than the European Union, where big changes have occurred and look to continue. In this session, we will discuss recent developments in US-EU privacy interactions and examine a sweeping new EU law that could affect organizations around the world.

Fall 2015

Proportionality in Civil E-Discovery
September 17
Sarah Montgomery, an attorney with the Executive Office of the U.S. DOJ and an adjunct professor teaching Civil E-Discovery at the School of Law will discuss proportionality in civil e-discovery in light of the upcoming amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The seminar will cover what lawyers (in-house and outside counsel) and judges need to know from a technical standpoint when making proportionality determinations in civil discovery. CLE credit was offered
Cloud Computing and the Virtual Law Office
October 1
Anthony Bellino, a licensed attorney and project management specialist with Deloitte will discuss Cloud Computing, the Virtual Law Office, and how attorneys are leveraging technology in the 21st Century. The seminar will cover a discussion of cloud computing and how attorneys are using technology to virtualize the practice of law.
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A Legal Perspective on Transportation Network Companies and Other Developments in Driving
October 15
This interactive seminar with Bryant Walker Smith will survey legal issues raised by Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft in the context of broader developments in motor vehicle design and operation (including increasing automation and connectivity). CLE credit was offered
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Billing 101
November 12
Have you ever wondered, what's the deal with billing? Come hear an attorney discuss the basics of billing, including what activities are billed, a lawyer's time increments, and why it's important to have a method to stay organized. Then see a demonstration of one billing program used in firms, Clio, by Certified Clio Consultant Doug Edmunds. CLE credit was offered
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