Natalya Northrip and Emily Dorner will be presenting on two interesting eDiscovery topics this April; presentations will focus on litigation hold maintenance and best practices, as well as recordkeeping for human resources professionals.  Presentations will take place on April 6, and April 26, respectively.  Summaries of presentation content and links to sign up are provided below!  Friends of Seyfarth can use the following promo code for 35% off: SPKR35

Effectively Drafting and Managing Litigation Holds

When an organization becomes a party to a lawsuit or when it reasonably anticipates litigation, it must suspend its routine document retention/destruction policy and put in place a “litigation hold” to ensure the preservation of potentially relevant documents. In this webinar, you will learn what a litigation hold is, how to draft and manage a litigation hold, and the consequences of failing to satisfy your preservation obligations.  Among other things, you’ll learn about:

  • The duty to preserve
  • Scope and timing of preservation
  • Possession, custody and control of relevant information
  • Effective preservation strategies
  • How to draft litigation hold notices
  • The dangers of self-identification of relevant information
  • How to ensure proper management of legal holds
  • Sanctions for spoliation of evidence

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Document Retention and Destruction for HR Professionals

Every HR department will have a variety of records with varying retention requirements. Failure to keep these records for the prescribed periods of time may lead to evidence spoliation, fines, and the inability to properly respond to a governmental investigation or audit. In this webinar, you will learn how to develop an effective records program for HR that supports good information management and helps an organization manage risk. Among other things, you will learn about:

  • How to create and implement a records retention program
  • What are records retention schedules
  • Special handling for employee medical records
  • When to retain I-9 Forms, and for how long
  • Document retention in the face of pending or current litigation
  • Retention or disposition of former employee personnel files

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