ESI, e-Discovery & Other Tech Issues for Mediators (Florida Dispute Resolution Center Conference 2021)


Thank you to the Florida Dispute Resolution Center for inviting me to speak at the 29th Annual Conference this year.

This session focused on:

  • Venmo & recent Florida Bar ethics opinion
  • Defining ESI terms
  • Rules of eDiscovery
  • Steps of eDiscovery (preservation letter, litigation hold, duties, spoliation)
  • 4 recent 2021 eDiscovery cases
  • Social Media discovery
  • Alexa and Zoom privacy
  • Articles and handouts

You can view the Powerpoint here and hit the embedded hyperlinks for further articles/reading.

Privacy Guide for Your Apple iOS 15 Devices

Take 5 minutes to run through the settings on your iOS 15 (iPhone and iPad) security settings to ensure you are not leaking data. This article, originally published in the Palm Beach Bar Association Bulletin, explains the steps in a single page article so you can protect your devices and …

Christopher Hopkins Discusses Social Media Discovery in 2018 at Palm Beach Bar Association

Special thanks to the Palm Beach Bar Association for inviting me to speak at the CLE, “How to Get Your Claim Move-In Ready for Trial.” Space is still available and you can sign up here. My small portion of the event was to discuss Florida social media discovery as well …

NBI CLE: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, and Smartphone Evidence (Florida)

Special thanks to National Business Institute (NBI) for hosting this 2-day CLE seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You can find the seminar information (and download the audio) here. My topics included: Apps and Emerging Technology You Must Know Preserving Electronic Evidence and Avoiding Spoliation Social Media Cases Metadata Made Simple …