Volume 2, Issue 2

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

BioBlurb

E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

Free CLE with Ethics Credit

Globalization and International Standards

• Titanic Multinational Privacy Mistakes

COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

SECTION NEWS

• ABA's Brief Urges to Exclude Lawyers From ‘Debt Relief Agency'

• Call to Action: Articles Sought for The SciTech Lawyer!

E-Discovery and Privacy Law CLE Tracks: October 14th

• Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Past SciTech Chair, to Receive Spirit of Excellence Award

• Connect with SciTech Students

• Student Editor Sought

• Student Job Search Program & Reception at Rutgers Newark

Shop Brooks Brothers' ABA Member Three-Day 30% Off Sale

 

Calendar/clE

E-Discovery and Privacy Law
October 14
Foster City, CA

The Legality of "Rogue" Bots in Virtual Worlds: A Discussion of Blizzard v. MDY (9th Cir. Pending)
October 27, 2009
Teleconference

H1N1 Pandemic Preparedness & Response: A Guide to Legal & Policy Issue
November 17, 2009
Teleconference

E-Discovery and Digital Evidence
January, 26, 2010
Teleconference

ABA Midyear Meeting
February 3-6, 2010
Orlando Florida

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

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IN THIS ISSUE

chair's message

 

Redefining Value

Professional organizations must continually review and redefine their value for members to continue to thrive. This is especially so in the current challenging economic times when we all scrutinize expenditures in personal time and money spent for membership organizations. The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law has always been committed to delivering member value. Most recently more than 30 Section leaders met and worked with an expert consultant in the midst of the global financial crisis in October 2008. We identified promising strategies to further enhance member value. 

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Practice Edge

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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E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

A spoliation triple header this issue.  First up is a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving expensive (read, in the millions) art work, allegations of breach of contract, promissory estoppel and, a motion for sanctions for failure to search for and preserve ESI.  The second decision provides an analysis of spoliation standards in the Sixth Circuit and as applied in the federal courts in the Eastern District of Michigan. The third decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia involves the imposition of an adverse inference for spoliation, as well as the imposition of an adverse inference in a civil case where a witness invokes his rights against self incrimination, both under Eleventh Circuit doctrinal authority. 

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Free CLE with Ethics Credit
All ABA Section of Science & Technology Law members may participate in the Section’s free CLE teleconference with ethics credit, which is an $85 savings.. That program will be held on February 23, 2010 from 1pm - 2:30pm EDT.
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Globalization and International Standards

Global markets would inevitably need international standards, or so it was thought.  The reality has, however, proved far more complex. These developments have significant implications for drafting contracts (both within a single country and transnationally), complying with regulations, and advocating regulatory policies.

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Titanic Multinational Privacy Mistakes

No one is unsinkable when it comes to privacy/data protection compliance, particularly when it concerns personal data that travels from the EU to the United States. Every company, large or small, will face data protection issues because every company has personal data (regarding customers, employees, etc.) that is regulated in some way in virtually all of the major commercial centers of the world.
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COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

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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

ABA's Brief Urges to Exclude Lawyers From ‘Debt Relief Agency'
The American Bar Association argues in an amicus curiae brief filed late yesterday with the Supreme Court of the United States that application of  “debt relief agency” provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act to lawyers would restrict their ability to provide appropriate advice to clients and risk subjecting privileged communications to discovery. 

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Call to Action: Articles Sought for The SciTech Lawyer!

The SciTech Lawyer welcomes article submissions. You may earn a bi-line in this highly esteemed publication that boasts over 14,000 recipients around the world.
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E-Discovery and Privacy Law CLE Tracks: October 14th
Mark you calendars for a PAABA-sponsored program covering eDiscovery, digital evidence, and international privacy law.
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Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Past SciTech Chair, to Receive
Spirit of Excellence Award

Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law from 2001-2002, has been selected to receive the Spirit of Excellence Award in 2010 at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Orlando. This prestigious award is bestowed by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.
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Connect with SciTech Students

Network for free with other law students interested in the science and technology practice area. Subscribe to the Law Student List Serve today for free.
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Student Editor Sought

The Committee on Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists seeks a motivated student to edit SciStatus Update . This student will transition to editor-in-chief for the next issue and receive guidance from Committee leadership.
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Student Job Search Program & Reception at Rutgers Newark

All Rutgers School of Law - Newark Section law student members are invited to attend the free Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy: Panel & Reception o n Tuesday, November 10th from 5-6:30pm at Rutgers School of Law Newark, New Jersey.  The room location is to be confirmed. 
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Shop Brooks Brothers' ABA Member Three-Day 30% Off Sale

It’s time for the Brooks Brothers October savings event! For three days in October, ABA members can save 30% on regular-priced merchandise from Brooks Brothers. Members who are enrolled with Brooks Brothers through the ABA Member Advantage program get the extra discount October 16-18 only.
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