Legal Technology & E-Discovery Committee
The Committee will provide assistance to members of the ACBA in matters at the intersection between technology and the practice of law in Allegheny County. The Committee will place a specific emphasis on providing the local courts and practitioners with guidance on emerging issues concerning e-discovery. The Committee will also facilitate ongoing use and implementation of technology in the courtrooms of Allegheny County by heightening awareness of tools and techniques for its use. The Committee will provide assistance to ACBA members concerning effective use of technology in management of their practices and law offices. This assistance will include cost and efficiency savings from new technology, protecting confidentiality and safeguarding client data using encryption and other techniques, and the effective use of Internet advertising. The Committee will raise awareness of applicable laws against computer crimes and will encourage an understanding of how acts violating these laws are appropriately prosecuted and defended against. The Committee will work with other Committees and Sections to integrate technology with all areas of law being practiced by ACBA members and will seek to continually identify technologically savvy members of other Committees and the bar at large.