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Here's a round-up of the latest events…

May 5: E-Discovery Webinar
IE Discovery, a provider of discovery management services is conducting a free webcast entitled E-Discovery – In-Source or Outsource:  How to Find the Right Fit featuring electronic discovery consultant Craig Ball as well as IE Discovery CEO Chris May. The complimentary webcast will take place on May 5, 2010 at 11:30 CDT. For more information or to register, visit

from May 12: Workshare User Group Meetings
Workshare has announced upcoming local user group meetings in London, Toronto, Chicago, and New York. Discussion topics at each user group meeting include: How to get the most accurate and granular document comparison + Leveraging Windows 7, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Workshare + Best practices for migration and deployments + Service Release 3 enhancements + Questions and answers with the Workshare team. The dates are:
May 12th London
May 18th New York, NY
May 19th Toronto
May 20th Chicago, IL
Registration is available online at:

May 12: Tweet Justice event – social media special
London’s freshest and least reverent talk event Future Human is back on Wednesday May 12 at The Book Club, Shoreditch. This month, we’ll be exploring Tweet Justice: how modern notions of digital privacy are challenging and disrupting the British legal system. If you haven’t been before, Future Human is a reinvention of the intellectual salon for the 21st century. Rather than a dry lecture series, we discuss the game-changing ideas of the day with you the audience (plus some expert guests), over a bottle of wine with a straw in it.

So what is Tweet Justice? Today, whether you’re a celebrity or a ‘civilian’, modern information sharing technologies can instantly make you notorious worldwide. Maybe you were exiting a Lamborghini in a less than ladylike manner, drunkenly ranting at a newspaper columnist, or perhaps a vengeful ex turned your sexual peccadilloes into a viral internet sensation. But what if you became infamous for something you didn’t do? What if you were slandered on Twitter or defamed on Facebook? And what if someone you don’t know compromised your online anonymity, and you lost your job as a result? The British legal system, with its antiquated practises and swingeing media privacy laws, seems ill-equipped to cope with a modern culture in which social networks transform idle banter into a ‘news feed’, anyone can become a live media ‘broadcaster’, and mob rules apply. But if, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims, we now live in a world where ‘privacy is no longer a social norm’, where does this leave our justice system?

Join us at the Book Club on Wednesday May 12, where we will be discussing exactly how modern digital privacy habits are upturning British law. Our guests will include Robert Collins, author of Soul Corporation; Laura Tyler, associate at law firm Schillings, who specialises in online privacy and fighting defamation; tech-media guru Shane Richmond; and Zoe Margolis, the bestselling Girl With a One-Track Mind whose frank blogging has seen her publicly vilified and hounded…

Tickets are available from The event runs from 7-9pm; from 9pm onwards, the evening turns into a networking event for guests, who are invited to stay for cocktails and DJs.

18 & 19 May: Legal IT Leaders Think-Tank, London
Finally here's more details of a two day event – Legal IT Leaders Think-Tank – in a fortnight's time. Speakers include: Browning Marean (DLA PIPER – USA), Charles Christian Editor (LEGAL TECHNOLOGY INSIDER & THE ORANGE RAG), George Kalorkoti (CIO HERBERT SMITH), Kate Stanfield (Head of KM CMS CAMERON MCKENNA), Master Whitaker (Senior Master of QBD), Rupert Egerton-Smith (Head of Strategy & Business Transformation LINKLATERS) and Dan Simms (Consultant ADDLESHAW GODDARD) Click on the link to attached PDF for full details