Paralegals and legal assistants often play the role of case manager during discovery and are tasked with the management of the ESI preservation and collection process. Litigants who fail to preserve ESI can face severe consequences, including monetary and evidentiary sanctions, the effects of which can last long beyond a single case. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to effectively preserve ESI. Among other things, the course will cover topics such as:

  1. Recent Case Law Involving Spoliation of Electronically Stored Information
  2. Where Can You Find Electronically Stored Information?
    1. Workstations, Email Servers, Shared Network Directories
    2. External Storage and Mobile Devices
    3. Social Media and Cloud Storage
  3. Understanding the Duty to Preserve
  4. Keys to Preserving Electronic Evidence
    1. Strategies for Preservation
    2. Understanding Metadata and Ensuring its Preservation
  5. Options for Collecting Electronic Evidence
    1. Planning and Organization
    2. Physical v. Logical Collections
    3. Choosing the Right Vendors
Faculty Member
Ryan Tilot
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Ryan M. Tilot is counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a part of the firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group. Mr. Tilot focuses his practice entirely on electronic discovery issues from both the litigation and consulting perspective, including electronic document preservation, production, and review. Mr. Tilot counsels clients on e-discovery preparedness including document retention management policies, and litigation preparedness strategies. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Faculty Member
Emily Dorner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Emily A. Dorner is staff attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a part of the firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group. Ms. Dorner consults clients on eDiscovery best practices, including preparing Discovery Handbooks and assisting In-House Counsel with identifying, tracking, and managing collections of potentially relevant data. She is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA 1.25 On-Demand/Recording
NFPA 1 On-Demand/Recording
AL - - Credit not available
AK - - Credit not available
AR - - Credit not available
AZ - - Credit not available
CA - - Credit not available
CO - - Credit not available
CT - - Credit not available
DE - - Credit not available
FL - - Credit not available
GA - - Credit not available
HI - - Credit not available
IA - - Credit not available
ID - - Credit not available
IL - - Credit not available
IN - - Credit not available
KS - - Credit not available
KY - - Credit not available
LA - - Credit not available
ME - - Credit not available
MN - - Credit not available
MO - - Credit not available
MS - - Credit not available
MT - - Credit not available
NC - - Credit not available
ND - - Credit not available
NE - - Credit not available
NH - - Credit not available
NJ - - Credit not available
NM - - Credit not available
NV - - Credit not available
NY - - Credit not available
OH - - Credit not available
OK - - Credit not available
OR - - Credit not available
PA - - Credit not available
RI - - Credit not available
SC - - Credit not available
TN - - Credit not available
TX - - Credit not available
UT - - Credit not available
VA - - Credit not available
VT - - Credit not available
WA - - Credit not available
WI - - Credit not available
WV - - Credit not available
WY - - Credit not available

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

94% of attendees recommend this webinar

5 out of 5 stars
from 18 customer reviews


5 out of 5

Melissa S.


5 out of 5

Ryan was clear and easy to understand.

Coleen S.


5 out of 5

Both speakers were knowledgeable, didn’t ramble, provided worthwhile and clear information, slides corresponded well to material.

Cindy N.


5 out of 5

Timisha F.


5 out of 5

Connie H.


4 out of 5

Douglas P.


5 out of 5

Best one on eDiscovery I have seen so far.

Linda P.


5 out of 5

Eric K.


5 out of 5

One of the best webinars I have ever participated in! Well done with content.

Louise R.


4 out of 5

More detailed review of recent caselaw regarding e-discovery is needed. Overall seminar is too basic.

Abigail J.


5 out of 5

the webinar was well structured and easy to follow, speaker did a very good job of explaining

Tina L.


5 out of 5

Excellent and Informative

Mark W.


5 out of 5

Gloria C.


5 out of 5

Mary C.


5 out of 5

Caroline S.


5 out of 5

Lisa F.


5 out of 5

It is entitled Paralegal’s Guide, but I highly recommend for attorneys as well.

Treasure B.


4 out of 5

Heidi A.

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