The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute to Host Inaugural Conference at Pierson Auditorium-UMKC Campus October 14


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2014) – Lathrop Gage LLP, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association are excited to announce the formation of the National eDiscovery Leadership Institute. The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute was formed to provide high quality continuing legal education to judges and legal professionals that is specifically focused on electronic media and to encourage cooperation among the bench and bar. 

The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute is pleased to offer its inaugural full-day CLE on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pierson Auditorium - UMKC Campus. This event will bring together leading national jurists and practitioners to educate and foster discussion regarding the latest eDiscovery developments, including the new proposed federal rule amendments, appropriate and non-appropriate objections to discovery, predictive coding, spoliation and many other key topics in the eDiscovery field. 

Hon. Shira Scheindlin (SDNY) Hon. Andrew Peck (SDNY), Hon. David Waxse (Dist. of Kansas) and Hon. James O’Hara (Dist. of Kansas) will partake in a two-hour judicial round table, and Hon. Paul W. Grimm (Dist. of Maryland) will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the proposed federal rule amendments. In-house counsel from Boston Scientific Corporation, Republic Services, Inc., MassMutual Financial Group and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. and nationally recognized counsel from Dentons, Lathrop Gage LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP will present on the latest developments in eDiscovery. A session on eDiscovery ethics presented by Ellen Y. Suni, Dean of the UMKC Law School, will also be included along with a presentation by Iris Data Services on the latest eDiscovery technology developments. 

Registration: Please visit to register for the event, view the full agenda and list of speakers, and learn more information. Register early as the event is expected to sell out. A live webcast option is also available. CLE credit for Missouri is 9.6 hours and includes 2.4 hours of ethics, and CLE credit for Kansas is 8.0 hours and includes 2.0 hours of ethics. The cost of attending the event is $275 for KCMBA members and $295 for

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for guests and a networking and cocktail reception will conclude the evening. 

About National eDiscovery Leadership Institute:
The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute was formed as a unique collaboration between the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, theUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and the law firm of Lathrop & Gage LLP. Our goal is to provide continuing legal education to judges and legal professionals specifically focused on electronic media. We aim to foster cooperation among the bench and bar in order to make the discovery process more cooperative. In this regard, the National eDiscovery Leadership Institute plans to host an annual, high-end CLE that brings together eDiscovery experts from judiciary, private practice, in house and the government.