Volume 1, Issue 3

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

• BioBlurb

• Cultivating Effective Trade Secret Protection Program

• E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

• Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists' SciStatus Update

• Social Networking through Legally Minded

• Stopping the Collision

• Ten Interesting Places to Visit in Second Life

COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

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member professional updates.

SECTION NEWS

• Attend Upcoming Student Lunch & Learn Programs

• Cleantech Committee Seeks Student Leader

• Future of Evidence Committee Seeks Contributors

• Join a SciTech Committee Today for Free!

• Law Student Writing Contest

• SciTech Co-Sponsors CLE Tracks at Upcoming RSA Conference

• Submit Articles to The SciTech Lawyer

• Upcoming SciTech CLE Teleconferences

• Update your ABA AOC

 

Calendar/cle

SciTech Lunch & Learn
February 11th, 2009
12noon - 1:30pm
Suffolk University Law School
Main Function Room, 1st Floor
Boston, MA

2009 ABA Midyear Meeting
February 12-14, 2009
Boston, MA

The Benefits and Barriers to International Science Collaboration
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Teleconference
1:00-2:30pm EST

4th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute
February 26-27, 2009
Washington, DC, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

SciTech Lunch & Learn
March 10, 2009
12:40-1:45pm
Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY

Redefining the Legal Standard for "Reasonable" Security: The Far-Reaching Impact of the New Massachusetts Regulations
March 31, 2009
Teleconference
1:00-2:30 EST
Registration to be available soon.

24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
April 1-4, 2009
Washington, DC

ABA TECHSHOW
April 2-4, 2009
Chicago, IL

ABA TECHSHOW 2009 -- The World's Premier Legal Technology Conference and EXPO

Forensic Science for the 21st Century: The National Academy of Sciences Report and Beyond
April 3-4, 2009
Tempe, AZ

2009 RSA Conference
April 20-24, 2009
San Francisco, CA

2009 ABA Annual Meeting
Swissotel Chicago
July 29 - August 2, 2009

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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.

The SciTech Lawyer

 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 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

future of evidence committee seeks contributors

 

The Future of Evidence Committee of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law seeks volunteers to participate in preparing a book. The book is to be published by the ABA, and as a joint collaboration with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences on the future of evidence.

The focus is on the future of forensic evidence, particularly in criminal cases.  A tentative list of chapters is as follows:

Admissibility Issues
Canine Sniff
The Courtroom of the Future
Discovery in the Future
Ethical Issues
Explosives Residue in Fingerprints
The Future of Evidence Education
Neuroscience
Presentation of Courtroom Testimony in the Future
Privacy Issues
Research Resources in Technology, Science and the Law (keeping current)
Technology in the Courtroom
Toxicology
The upcoming National Academy of Sciences report on forensic disciplines
Witnesses in the Future

The project is being coordinated by Professor Carol Henderson of Stetson University College of Law and the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (www.ncstl.org) and Professor Jules Epstein of Widener University School of Law.

If you have an interest in one of these topics, or wish to propose an additional one, please e-mail Professor Epstein at jepstein@widener.edu.   Once the responses have been gathered, contributors will be selected and a work schedule developed.