Sent on behalf of Louise Spiteri, School of Information Management:


In recent years, courts across North America have handed down a record number of judicial sanctions against companies and individuals for failing to respond to e-discovery requests in a timely or adequate manner. Electronic discovery (commonly call eDiscovery) refers to a process in which electronic data such as emails, tweets, sms, phone record, videos, etc., are sought by parties involved in a civil or criminal case for use as evidence in court. With incidences of litigation rising in Canada, the costs associated with eDiscovery are growing at an exponential rate.  If your organization becomes entangled in a court case which hinges on electronic records, do you know what to do to prepare for it?


To manage these costs, a recent Forbes magazine article suggests that organizations need to be proactive and treat eDiscovery as a standard business process in the same manner as they would their company’s IT or employment policies. To help manage this risk, I would like to invite you to attend my full day workshop on “Electronic Discovery: Managing your records in an age of portable data”. This workshop is part of the Faculty of Management Executive Leadership series and is designed for managers or Information Management professionals who are responsible for data stewardship, data governance, or risk management.


This seminar will highlight government regulations pertaining to eDiscovery (e.g., the Sedona Canada Principles), as well as specific strategies to manage and control digital enterprise content to properly address eDiscovery processes. The procedures and policies presented in the course will allow you to reduce your organization’s costs by reducing the amount of time it takes for your IT staff to manage digital information.    The workshop will help you to also dramatically improve the ability of your staff to find the relevant information that they need to do their job.


Please find attached a flyer with more information about the workshop and how to register. The workshop will be conducted on June 23, 2011 in one of three possible locations: Toronto, Ottawa or Halifax.  Choose the one that is most convenient for you.


I hope you or your colleagues will consider attending this very important workshop. Please do not hesitate to call the Dalhousie Centre for Advance Management at 1-800-205-7510 or email [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.



Louise Spiteri