Volume 1, Issue 4

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

ABA's Response to Recession

BioBlurb

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

COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

Learn about Section
member professional updates.

SECTION NEWS

• 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 Areas of Interest Information

 

Calendar/clE

2nd National Conference on Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities
June 15-16, 2009
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

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

BOOK STORE

 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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The SciTech e-Merging News is published quarterly as a Section member benefit. Click here to join the Section. The material published reflects the views of the authors and has not been approved by the Section of Science & Technology Law, the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the ABA. © 2009 American Bar Association. All rights reserved.

In This Issue

CHAIR'S WELCOME by RUTH HILL BRO

Come Together, Right Now

For many of us, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter as we’ve tried to find our way through a seemingly endless economic blizzard.  But the summer is finally coming and with it the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-August 2, 2009.  Whether you’re looking for networking opportunities, fabulous programs, CLE credit, other ways to enhance your practice and further your career, or simply fun in the sun, you’ll find it at the ABA Annual Meetinng.
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Practice Edge

ABA's Response to Recession

The ABA's Economic Recovery Resource website responds to the challenging economic times we face. ABA members may access free content, resources, and benefits on the Economic Recovery Resources portal at http://new.abanet.org/economicrecovery. The ABA also offers 4 free recession recovery programs focused on practice and career development. This program includes FREE CLE. Click here to register!

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BioBlurb

The Biotechnology Law Committee's weekly update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.

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Clinical Trials and the Financial Markets

Since 1980, U.S. policy has encouraged scientists to collaborate with commercial enterprises, particularly in the biomedical sector, in an effort to drive innovation. Generally speaking, there is consensus that entrepreneurial relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have produced significant benefits for science and the economy.

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E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

Five decisions for this week’s digest. The first, a duty to preserve decision. The second decision reminds us that eDiscovery abuse sanctions can survive summary judgment, and is followed by two authentication cases (one of which is a criminal matter, but each of which pays some degree of homage to Magistrate Judge Grimm’s decision in Lorraine v Markel American Ins.), and a decision discussing the standards of a federal district court’s review of a U.S. Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation.

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Free Cleantech Brown Bag

The Section's new Cleantech and Climate Change Committee hosts free educational programs to learn about hot clean technology and the law topics.

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How to Get a Job and Grow Your Practice

The SciTech Edge: Insights from ABA SciTech Section Leaders: for law students and young lawyers.
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ABA Member Advantage

ABA Member Advantage company discounts make it easy and affordable to streamline tasks and communications. ABA Member Advantage companies such as Starwood Hotels, Hertz and Bank of America are ready to put you on the road to a happy place.

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Proposed Patent Case Legislation

The Section of Intellectual Property Law sent the attached letter and supporting documents to the House Judiciary Committee in support of the enactment of legislation to establish a pilot program to support enhancement of expertise in patent cases among U.S. District Court judges.
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COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

Ed Fiorito
Please click here to complete the on-line form to inform Section members about a change of employer, position or office.

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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. 
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Highlight Your Section Involvement
Resume Hint: Highlight your ABA Section of Science & Technology Law involvement to distinguish your on-line resume from colleagues. The Section is a focal point for information and policy on many important issues, such as computer and information security law, privacy, cleantech and climate change, cybercrime, scientific evidence, genetic research and engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
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Join ABA's Green Initiative

To save paper, the ABA recently introduced electronic membership billing. Please help in this initiative today! Click here to pay electronically through My ABA or call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221. Log in to print a PDF of your invoice using your Member ID.
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Leverage The SciTech Lawyer Electronic Archives
The SciTech Lawyer is the connecting point for today's attorney focused on the practice of law in the intersecting worlds of science and technology. Each issue provides expert insight and analysis on the legal issues that effect your practice today and tomorrow.
Click here to access topical archives.
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Nominees for Section Officers and Council Positions

The nominees for the 2009-2010 Officer and Council members will stand for election during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. To see the list of nominees and biographical information click here.
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Resources for Student Members

More than 60 percent of the Section of Science & Technology Law’s membership base is students. Section leaders engage this group in special projects, which offer students networking and leadership opportunities.
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Student Opportunity at 2009 ABA Annual Meeting

The SciTech Lawyer Board invites student volunteers to apply to serve as reporters on CLE programs during the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.  The student will attend the CLE program for free and write a summary article of the program to be included in the fall issue of The SciTech Lawyer
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Update your ABA Areas of Interest Information

Get the most out of your ABA and Section of Science & Technology Law membership by telling us your professional areas of interest. Doing so allows us to tailor our outreach and offerings to your needs. We’ll send you specific information on your interest, giving you the tools to excel professionally.
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