Volume 1, Issue 4

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

ABA's Response to Recession


Clinical Trials and the Financial Markets

E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

• Free Cleantech Brown Bag  

• How to Get a Job and Grow Your Practice

• ABA Member Advantage Benefits

• Proposed Patent Case Legislation


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• Computer Forensic Resolution Has Impact in North Carolina

• Highlight Section Involvement

• Join ABA's Green Initiative

• Leverage The SciTech Lawyer Electronic Archives

• Nominees for Section Officers and Council Positions

• Resources for Student Members

• Student Opportunity at 2009 ABA Annual Meeting

• Update your ABA AOC



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 This book provides you with a legal and practical approach to the new world of digital information. It has been described as a must have  for litigation lawyers, corporate counsel and records managers who want to understand how to appropriately handle the digital information of an enterprise. Learn more.

 This book clearly explains and discusses 13 applied scientific disciplines in jargon-free language that is specifically geared toward lawyers. If you are a lawyer who is ever called upon to defend, proceed against, examine, cross-examine or even consult a scientist, this book is for you. Learn more.

The SciTech Lawyer

 The Section’s quarterly magazine features practical and timely articles on a diverse range of science and technology law issues. This issue focuses on biosecurity.

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Section News

computer forensic resolution has impact in north carolina

The North Carolina legislature was about to rubber stamp a bill introduced in their Senate on behalf of the NC Private Protection Services Board that would have given the PPSB authority over digital forensics, including education, training, qualifications, etc.  The attorney exception for licensing requirements only applied to attorneys in NC and therefore could have also impacted every attorney outside of NC trying to do e-discovery. 

Jody Westby, SciTech Privacy and Computer Crime Committee Chair, worked behind the scenes with North Carolina forensic professionals and the High Tech Crime Consortium to counter what seemed a shoo-in for the bill. 

At the North Carolina legislature hearing on April 16th, a Senator put in an amendment to strike all the language in the bill pertaining to digital forensics, citing the ABA Resolution as the reason and stating that based upon the Resolution it did not seem that the bill was the right way to go.  This was a significant turnaround. Click here to access the resolution that passed at the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting.



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