Contributors to this blog were attending LegalTech (the premier legal technology show put on each year by ALM) in New York City from February 1, 2010 through February 3, 2010. As readers of this blog know, Judge Scheindlin issued her comprehensive treatise of an opinion in Pension Committee v. Banc of Montreal, Case No. 05-cv-9016 (SDNY Jan. 15, 2010) two weeks before LegalTech. The opinion is already causing quite a stir in the legal community and will likely be heralded as a landmark opinion for years to come.
Given the importance of the opinion John Jablonski, author of this blog, numerous articles on legal holds and co-author of 7 Steps for Legal Holds of ESI and Other Documents teamed up with Brad Harris, Director of Legal Products at LegalHoldPro to create a detailed analysis of the Pension Committee opinion. LegalHoldPro was kind enough to print copies of the analysis and distribute them at LegalTech. The analysis is titled The Pension Committee Opinion - Judge Scheindlin's Call to Action for Effective Legal Holds and is available for download as a free Signature Paper by clicking on the cover picture below or by clicking here.
The greatest part of having the Signature Paper available at LegalTech was the praise we received from the Legal-Technology Community. Many influential lawyers, commentators and bloggers went out of their way to thank us for the Signature Paper and its detailed analysis of Judge Scheindlin's 89 page opinion. Craig Ball, techno-lawyer, special master and monthly contributor to Law Technology News was willing to go on the record saying:
The analysis of Judge Scheindlin’s Pension Committeeopinion is good, clear and useful. Harris and Jablonski ably summarize the case and suggest ways to apply the ruling to legal hold directives. It's a fine piece of scholarship.
One of the highlights for me was having the pen from the cover of the Signature Paper presented to me by the LegalHoldPro team as a token of their appreciation for my part in bringing the paper to life so quickly. If you were not able to pick up a printed copy at LegalTech, you can obtain a .pdf copy of the paper by clicking on the cover picture below.