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FEDERAL INFORMATION AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT (FIRM) COUNCIL SEMINAR ON ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE Featuring Ken Withers and Tony Whitledge (Back by Popular Demand!) May 11, 2000: 9 A.M.  4 P.M.

Location: Amphitheater, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC. Near Metros Red Line: Farragut North or the Orange or Blue Lines: Farragut West. Reservations: e-mail to by May 9. AGENDA

9:00 Convene, announcements, and introductions.

9:15 VIP Keynote on The Value of Agency Recordkeeping in the Digital Age.

9:45 Tony Whitledge on The Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Agency Electronic Archives and Records Management Planning.

10:45 Break

11:00 Ken Withers on Litigation Considerations for Agency Electronic Archives and Records Management Planning.

11:45 Speaker (TBD) on The Privacy Considerations for Agency Electronic Archives and Records Management Planning.

12:30 1:30 Lunch.

1:45 Back at the State of Bliss, Department of Fish and Wildlife: Planning and Implementing a Legally Sufficient Electronic Records Management Program for the Agency.

3:00 Break.

3:15 Testing the SOB/DFW Records Management Program: Some Advanced Hypotheticals.

4:00 Adjourn.

Speakers bios:

Tony Whitledge is Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section, Tax Division, Department of Justice. He has over twenty-five years experience in the Department of Justice, working primarily with computer-related crimes, e-commerce, and other technology issues. He also provides advice and assistance to prosecutors and agents on computer search and seizure, computer evidence, and similar issuers. Whitledge was a member of the working group that drafted the Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers and co-chaired the working group that drafted the Online Investigative Principles for Federal Law Enforcement Agents. He lectures extensively on computer-related legal issues.

Ken Withers is a Research Associate at the Federal Judicial Center, concentrating on computer-mediated communication and the rules of discovery, evidence, and procedure in federal litigation. In 1999 he presented a series of seminars on "Discovery and Management of Electronic Evidence" for Federal district court judges and magistrates held across the country. Withers was Supervising Attorney at the Boston litigation support firm of Conley & Hodge for ten years before retiring from the practice of law to obtain his Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. After obtaining his MLS, he became Internet Services Coordinator and later Director of Education at the Social Law Library in Boston. He is currently working on a research Ph.D. in Legal Informatics at the University of Wales Aberystwyth (UK).

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

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