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LAPA TECH: Virtual Legal Technology Expo

  • May 06, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online (via Zoom)


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 Virtual Legal Technology Expo

Thursday, May 6, 2021
4:00 - 8:00 PM

Online via Zoom





        Network with industry professionals, paralegals and attorneys, visit our exhibitors and learn about cutting edge legal technology and attend one of our breakout sessions.


4 - 5 PM Log on; Visit with Exhibitors; LAPA Announcements

5 - 6 PM Breakout session #1. CLE approved; Topic: New Technologies; New Challenges. 

6 - 6:30 PM Visit with Exhibitors

6:30 - 7:30 PM Breakout session #2. CLE approved; Topic: Effective Storytelling with Technology. 

7:30 - 8 PM Visit with Exhibitors; Wrap up


$20 for Members of LAPA who register by 4/30 

$25 Non-Members & late registrants


New Technologies, New Challenges

The traditional ways of communicating and creating data are expanding causing unique challenges for legal teams, especially with the use of ephemeral messaging applications such as Kik, Slack, MS Teams, WhatsApp and WeChat. These and other types of “exotic” data like iCloud, Quip and Ring, as well as numerous types of social media data, are growing in popularity and increasingly becoming subject to discovery.

This panel will discuss how to properly preserve and collect this data to avoid spoliation sanctions under FRCP Rule 37(e) and how to standardize these forms of “exotic” data to be produced in a format consistent with FRCP 34(b)(1) for review by counsel. We will further discuss the case of WeRide Corp. v. Huang, No. 5:18-CV-07233-EJD (N.D. Cal. Apr. 24, 2020) and the importance of knowing whether the data you are creating in specific software is able to be exported, and employing the right experts to properly collect and preserve it.

Effective Storytelling with Technology

Technology is an essential component of a litigator’s courtroom strategy but it can also be used anywhere a story needs to be told. When making any presentation, your audience will expect some visual aspects. This is because most people learn better and retain more information when they are taught visually. Judges have also embraced the use of technology because jurors are more attentive and follow the evidence more closely and evidence can be presented in a more efficient manner to cut down on trial time. The Hon. David McKeague, 6th Cir. remarked that the use of trial technology is “[a] win-win because if the trial time is cut down by half, the chances of the jury staying engaged is that much greater.”

This panel will discuss how to create trial presentations that will capture and hold a jury’s attention, using a variety of formats including audio, video, slides and 3D animation. They will further discuss how to integrate cutting-edge technology such as into witness examinations and oral arguments and highlight how technology was used to present evidence in the recent case of State vs. Derek Chauvin which assisted the prosecution in securing guilty verdicts on all three counts against the defendant.

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