Date and Time:
Half day course: Wednesday 6 March
About the Course:
Discovery is a process that compels pre-trial disclosure in civil proceedings of relevant documents that are in the possession or control of another party to the proceedings, or occasionally a third party. With the profusion of computers in modern organisations, a great deal more information is being committed to electronic formats. As a result, thorough discovery can no longer be restricted to paper documents, but the huge volume of material recorded electronically raises practical and technical issues in how to conduct effective discovery.
This workshop provides timely guidance on the process of discovery and the Rules of the Superior Courts (Discovery) 2009, which provide for the discovery of electronically-stored information.
Attendees will qualify for three CPD points.
This workshop will be of use to anyone who processes information for an organisation that regularly deals with issues of legal discovery.
Dr Aoife Beirne is a practicing barrister with a general civil practice. She graduatedwith a First Class Honours LL.B from Trinity College Dublin in 2008, and is a formerScholar. She was awarded an LL.M in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge in 2009, where she was the recipient the W.M. Tapp Studentship in Law from Gonville and Caius College. She completed her Ph.D at Trinity College in 2016, which was fundedby the Irish Research Council and Arthur Cox. She has lectured at Trinity College Dublin, Independent Colleges, and the Law Society. She has participated in and managed a number of ediscovery projects in major law firms, and has advised state bodies regarding best discovery practice.