JAMESTOWN - Chau-tauqua County Surrogate Stephen Cass, who also serves as Acting Supreme Court Justice for Chautauqua County, will chair a lunch hour workshop today in City Council chambers in City Hall to educate attorneys and their clients on their responsibilities and potential pitfalls in dealing with information electronically stored on their computers.
Utilizing innovative LYNC video conferencing, Judge Cass will introduce Attorney Stephen Gassman, former Editor of Matrimonial Law Journal, published by Ameri-can Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter (1986-1995) who from his offices in Garden City, NY, will explain how attorneys and their clients must deal with the emerging area of ESI (electronically stored information), the use and abuse of social media, ethical considerations in using ESI, and legal duty to preserve ESI or suffer potential court sanctions, including how to deal with ESI in court.
Gassman has been practicing matrimonial and family law for over 30 years, and has garnered a nationwide reputation as a leader in the field. He is one of fewer than 100 trial lawyers nationwide to be designated as a Diplomate of the exclusive American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
Lori Thierfeldt, Esq., Secretary-Treasurer of the Robert H. Jackson Inn of Court explains that "Elect-ronic discovery has been used in New York courtrooms in actions by and against individuals and corporations, criminal law defense and prosecution, contract disputes, employer-employee disputes, divorce and custody proceedings and commercial cases.
Attorneys who wish to attend should call Thierfeldt at 488-3090 or fax at 483-3765.