Cherry Blossom Riverboat
Pick Up on The Gaylord Hotel’s Dock
Come and cruise down the Potomac and watch the sunset over Washington DC’s beautiful monuments and as we cruise back see them light up! Enjoy connecting with your community over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Professional pictures will be taken of you and your teams!
Women in eDiscovery is proud to partner with Girls in Tech to support young girls in pursuing careers in technology, through financial contributions and mentorship. Women in eDiscovery's Charity + Social Committees invite you to celebrate this wonderful organization at its inaugural Charity Benefit on Monday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers.
About Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global, non-profit focused on education, engagement, and empowerment of girls who are passionate about technology. The organization was founded in 2007 to create a support framework to help women advance their careers in STEM fields. It has more than 100,000 members. GIT relies on volunteer efforts to lead its 60 chapters. GIT has a mentorship program that focuses on demonstrating the organization's focus areas of education, engagement, and empowerment. The mentorship program has three groups: Professional Women, University-aged Women, and Next Generation Girls.
Women in eDiscovery encourages attendees to provide a donation directly to Girls In Tech through its website. Donations are used by the organization to provide scholarship opportunities to young girls for coding camps, education conferences, and other educational opportunities. Women in eDiscovery's donation page can be found here: https://starthersuccess.everydayhero.com/us/women-in-ediscovery-san-diego-supports-girls-in-tech
Important Event Details
The event will feature a silent auction and raffle tickets benefitting Girls In Tech, so be sure to bring cash or checks to further donate to this great organization. Attendees will also learn about mentorship opportunities, learn about the organization's other active programs, and network with fellow members.
Thanks to our sponsors, Special Counsel/D4 Discovery + AccessData for hosting our event at the University Club with one free drink and light appetizers included for each attendee. A cash-only bar will also be available.
Valet parking is available for $15. Street parking is also available, first come, first serve and is free after 6:00 p.m.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Monthly Membership Meeting
At the offices of Young Moore & Henderson
"What to Expect When You're Expecting Predictive Coding"
A Panel of Speakers from Catalyst and Relativity
Dear Denver WiE Members and Guests,
It's Hump Day Coffee with Denver WiE! Join WiE for coffee, conversation and networking.
Stop by the Denver Milk Market (it's in the old Dairy Block building), August 29th from 8:30-10am for coffee and conversation in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. There’s street parking and a parking garage across the street. Bring friends from the office and enjoy breakfast with your fellow Denver WiE ladies.
This is not a sponsored event. Please BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee!)
Please RVSP if you are interested in attending.
We hope to see you on August 29th!
Cheers,Women in eDiscovery - Denver Chapter
(If you are interested in hosting a meeting or sponsoring lunch, please contact us at email@example.com.)
SAVE THE DATE! Join Women in eDiscovery Denver Chapter on Tuesday, September 11th for a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy discussion with Special Agent Jason Myszkiewicz, FBI Denver Division. Mark your calendar now and we'll send you an invitation in August. Hope to see you there!
**Please note, the date of this meeting has be moved to the end of the month on Thursday, August 30th.** Chapter Board Elections will be held, followed by The August Roundtable will focus on being in the trenches at trial. Some of the topics to be discussed are outlined below. Please come ready to share your trial experience and related topics with the group.
• Managing Trial Exhibits
• Trial Exhibit Presentation; Trial Director v. Sanction
• Video Depositions at trial; Synching, Designations on the Fly Oh My!
• Hiring Jury consultant/Jury Exercise
• Witness Management
• Utilizing Vendors for Trial
Please RSVP by Monday August 20th. This meeting is not sponsored, so please bring your own lunch.
Group meetings will be held at the regular Des Moines and Cedar Rapids locations with a teleconference and WebEx connection. Remote participation is an option.
In Des Moines:
Davis Brown Law Firm
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
In Cedar Rapids:
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman,
115 Third Street S.E., Suite 1200
Teleconference line for the event is:
Conference Dial-in Number: (641) 715-0861
Participant Access Code: 635621#
WebEx connection details are forthcoming and will be provided in advance of the meeting.
You are invited to the following event:
WIE DENVER CHAPTER MEETING - SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
Dear WiE Members and Guests,
Please join us on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 for our next Denver WiE Chapter meeting. The meeting will be held at the Denver office of the Department of Justice. Please plan to arrive at 11:45 AM to grab lunch and a seat.
We are excited to welcome a Special Agent from the FBI Cyber Division/Denver Cyber Crime Task Force for a presentation on cybersecurity and best practices. We're looking forward to a great discussion on an important topic for all of us.
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The threat is incredibly serious—and growing. Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks, are targeted by adversaries. American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development. Citizens are targeted by fraudsters and identity thieves, and children are targeted by online predators. The FBI is undertaking a transformation to address the pervasive and evolving cyber threat. This means enhancing the Cyber Division’s investigative capacity to sharpen its focus on intrusions into government and private computer networks.
If you are interested in attending, please RVSP. Guests are welcome and encouraged so bring your colleagues from the office along for this exciting presentation. We anticipate that this will be a highly attended presentation so make sure to reserve your seat early.
Lunch will be generously provided by Epiq. A big thank you to Epiq for your support!
We hope to see you on September 11th!!
Share this event on Facebookand Twitter.We hope you can make it!Cheers,Women in eDiscovery - Denver Chapter
A re-launch meeting for the Austin Chapter is scheduled for September 12, 2018, and the venue details and evite will follow soon. Please plan to attend to hear more about:
Austin Chapter Board & Committee Opportunities
2018- 2019 Meeting Topics
Q & A about our re-launch
Take a moment to ensure that you and your interested guests have registered on the new national website: http://www.womeninediscovery.org/
Visit the Events page and catch up on national WIE activities. The Houston Chapter is hosting another one day Legal Showcase & Conference on September 27,2018 in Houston. You will want to register early.
Please join the SF/SV Chapters for the following CLE event:
Discussion with U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte regarding Discovery Practice Issues
The Honorable Elizabeth D. Laporte serves as a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Laporte has graciously agreed to address a variety of discovery practice issues facing lawyers and their clients including ESI sanctions, the application of proportionality standards, and ESI protocols. Please join us for this interactive question and answer session that is sure to be engaging and instructive.
This joint chapter meeting will be at Babson College, 135 Mission Street, San Francisco, from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.
*THIS COURSE IS APPROVED FOR 1 HOUR OF CLE CREDIT*
Our generous sponsor for the CLE event is Driven-Inc!
Join our panel of attorneys who are new to practice in demystifying eDiscovery. With so many different opportunities to grow and advance in our careers, we each have had varying degrees of exposure to ESI-related issues. This session is aimed to give students and new practitioners tips about lessons learned and other helpful advice for tackling eDiscovery head on.
Title: Benchmarking in eDiscovery
Date: Thursday, Sept. 13th
Time: noon – 1:30pm
Please join the Chicago Chapter of Women in eDiscovery for our September luncheon.
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Polsinelli, 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 3000
TOPIC: A Look at the Gender Gap and Diversity Initiatives in the Legal Industry
* Lunch will provided by our sponsor, Ringtail E-Discovery Software.
This luncheon will feature a panel of 3 speakers discussing the gender gap and various diversity and inclusion initiatives being undertaken in the legal industry. Women and people of color continue to experience unequal treatment when it comes to compensation and upward mobility. At this luncheon, we will look at what is currently happening in the legal profession with respect to these disparities, and some of the change that is being implemented by diversity professionals.
The following panelists will be presenting:
CAROLYN ABERMAN, Managing Partner, Legal Division at Lucas Group
Carolyn joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Managing Partner in the Legal practice group. In her role, she works with high-level legal talent to place them in a wide range of legal positions within law firms of any size as well in publicly- or privately-held corporations. Having worked in public interest as well as at law firms and in-house, Carolyn is able to offer her candidates and clients unique insight to help make matches that lead to long-term success. Believing that everyone is best served by taking extra time on the front end, she drills down to the crux of what makes people tick to help guarantee great results on the back end.
Diversity in the legal profession has long been an issue of concern for Carolyn and in April 2018 she released a White Paper entitled “The Legal Gender Gap: Where Are All the Women Partners”. In this White Paper Carolyn debunked the “ambition gap” argument, identified 3 factors for the gender disparity and provided advice for employers and employees to work towards making positive change. Her White Paper can be found at: https://www.lucasgroup.com/white-papers/legal-gender-gap-where-women-partners/
Prior to recruiting, Carolyn spent 14 years as a practicing attorney for both small and large firms as well as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded global company with sales of more than $4.1 billion. She transitioned to recruiting in 2011, and since that time has worked with companies and law firms to place paralegals and attorneys in associate, partner and in-house counsel positions.
Away from the office, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family including her attorney husband, her three children and two mini Australian Shepherds. She is also co-founder of Chicago School GPS, a company that works with families living in Chicago who need guidance in getting a great education within the city limits. Carolyn holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
CYN VARGAS, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Hinshaw LLP
Cyn Vargas, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Hinshaw LLP, works closely with the Diversity & Inclusion Partner to develop, implement and monitor programs that promote diversity within the firm. She is responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment and provides strategic advice and counsel to senior management on diversity-related issues. Specifically, Cyn co-planned, executed, and presented at the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee, developed and implemented various diversity data reports which are used to identify trends and develop strategies for increased D&I at the firm, and is the project manager for bi-annual D&I publication (including writing content and creative direction) that is promoted internally and externally to current and potential clients.
Jennifer Westropp (pgp: she, her, hers) leads global Talent Development and Diversity & Inclusion at Chicago-based e-discovery software maker Relativity. In her role, she’s responsible for enterprise-wide design and delivery of strategy, programs, and content to support employee growth and help create an inclusive, high-performance culture. Jen is also a Design Thinking aficionado, a certified Professional in Human Resources experienced in Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development, a mom of two, a Purdue University grad, a world traveler, an avid checklist maker, and a perennial process improver. She initially got involved in diversity and inclusion work because she wanted to be seen and recognized in the workplace and society as all those things—in addition to being a woman and Asian American. She cried when she saw the trailer of Crazy Rich Asians because it was the first time in her life that she’d seen anyone like herself playing a leading role in a mainline feature film in America. She’s now on a mission to help Relativity, the legal and tech industries, and the world create a workplace where no one ever feels unrepresented or unrecognized.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the following link:
Please mark your calendar for this upcoming Women in eDiscovery Event!
Saturday, 9/15 Napa Wine Tour
We are excited to announce that the Silicon Valley and SF WiE Chapters are co-hosting the Napa Wine Tour on Saturday, 9/15. Beyond the sponsor slots and board members, seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis within Evite. However, unless you have one of the sponsor seats, you will have to contribute a mandatory contribution of a minimum of $40 to Girls Who Code following the very specific instructions below (please read carefully). It is tax deductible for a trip that cost approximately $220/person, so make sure you make it if you RSVP “Yes”.
Buses: You will need to let us know your name, pickup spot and phone number.
The 2 pickup spots are:
Millbrae Station: 100 California Dr, Millbrae, CA 94030
PG&E - in front of the PG&E headquarters at 77 Beale Street (middle of the block, east side of the street, between Market and Mission). It's around the corner and half a block down from the Embarcadero BART station in SF and the 38 Geary bus also stops right across the street, so it's easy to reach on public transit.
The tentative schedule is as follows (we are still finalizing a few details and will update this evite as more information becomes available):
9AM bus leaves Millbrae Station
9:30AM arrives in SF (PG&E SF)
11AM Arrive at Artesa
12:30PM Lunch and Tasting at Domain Chandon
3:30M Winery 3
5:00PM Bus leaves Napa
6:30M Drop-off in SF (PG&E SF)
7PM Drop-off at Millbrae Station
You need to do the following 3 things: 1) respond to this evite, 2) let us know the location for pickup (Millbrae/SF) and 3) unless you are a sponsor or a designated sponsor guest, you have to contribute a minimum of $40 to the Girls Who Code SV WiE account which is tax deductible at https://give.classy.org/SVWIE. (IMPORTANT: WHERE IT STATES, “WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREDIT THIS DONATION TO A SPECIFIC FUNDRAISER OR TEAM (OPTIONAL)?”, YOU HAVE TO USE THE DROP-DOWN WINDOW AND ENTER “SILICON VALLEY WOMEN IN EDISCOVERY”. OTHERWISE, WE HAVE NO WAY OF MAPPING YOU AS AN ATTENDEE AND THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED THIS REQUIREMENT.)
Thank you to our nine generous sponsors. This trip wouldn’t be possible without your contribution to the WiE community:
Gold Sponsors: Catalyst, CloudNine, DiscoverReady and Logikcull
Silver Sponsors: Digital Mountain, DISCO, Hikinex and ProSearch
Bronze Sponsor: Managed Discovery
There will be a cap on this trip of 55 attendees, so please RSVP quickly. If weren’t able to make the first cut, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be put on the wait list.
Hello WiE Indianapolis members!
It's hard to believe that we are coming up on our chapter's second year. My fellow board members and I have had a great time serving on the Board and would like to sincerely thank all of our members, sponsors, speakers and hosts for participating and supporting our meetings!
If you have enjoyed being a member and attending our meetings, please consider running for a position at our next regular chapter meeting on September 19.
The open positions for the 2018/2019 term are:
● Chapter Director
● Chapter Assistant Director
● Chapter Secretary
● Chapter Membership Director
● Chapter Meetings Director
Send an email to Indianapolis@Womeninediscovery.org with the position you'd like to run for and a short bio. You may also nominate someone else. Each candidate will be asked to give a 3- to 5-minute speech at our September 19 meeting to share why they are running.
Please note that in accordance with the WiE Policies and Procedures, you are permitted to run for only one position, you must be present on election day to remain on the ballot and members must be present to vote. Deadline for nominations is 10 days prior to the chapter election (September 9).
Please feel free to contact me or any of the current Board members with questions.
WiE Indianapolis - Chapter Director
After a very successful inaugural event in July 2017, we are doing it again!
Women in eDiscovery, Houston Chapter, in partnership with South Texas College of Law and ACEDS will be hosting the second annual "Legal Technology Showcase & Conference".
This one-day technology showcase will bring together legal thought leadership, innovative technology providers, practitioners, legal support staff and law school students in one venue to network and collaborate on current legal industry trends and innovative technology products.
The generous philanthropy of the South Texas College of Law, ACEDS, conference sponsors and technology exhibitors make this event possible and provide an opportunity to attend this local event without a fee.
The event is open to all professionals within the legal industry including attorneys, litigation support and legal operations professionals, paralegals, legal IT staff, court reporters, consultants, recruiters and vendors.
The conference will feature several educational sessions (with CLE credit!) led by industry experts and thought leaders along with a full day of technology exhibits from leading legal technology providers. The agenda and speakers will be updated as they are finalized.
The event agenda includes a continental breakfast, welcome keynote, 3 educational sessions, lunch, all day exhibitions, and a post-event happy hour.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter in a drawing to win a CEDS scholarship courtesy of ACEDS (The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists).
And finally, we hope you will participate in this years community outreach in support of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy by bringing a new book for donation.
Visit the conference website here.
Join other WiE members at Relativity Fest 2018 in Chicago, IL!
Code is WiEFEST
Once past 8/18 the rate goes up to $1450 and will then be a $400 discount for WiE members bringing them back to $1050
Hold the date! More info to follow....
Women in eDiscovery is honored to have a panel of stellar practitioners who will talk about their careers and other not-so-obvious paths to jobs in ESI and tech-based legal fields. The traditional paths to prosperity are being redefined every day and career choices are becoming more diverse than ever. These leading ladies will share stories about their own journeys to success, and give advice on how you can actualize your personal career goals.
Ruth Hauswirth - Special Counsel, Director of Litigation & E-discovery Services at Cooley LLP
Mikki Tomlinson – eDiscovery Advisor at Sempra Energy
Betsu Munguia – Case Manager at The California Attorney General’s Office
Women in eDiscovery's Southern California Chapters are collaborating to bring you a half day education conference and networking event.
1:00-1:30 Registration + Technology Demos
1:30-2:30 Session I
2:45-3:45 Session II
4:00-5:00 Session III
5:00 Happy Hour
Stay tuned for more details.
Wednesday, 12/5 (evening) – Trifecta Holiday Party – WiE/ACEDS/ILTA in San Francisco
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