Susan J. Best
Symposium Editor



What it Means to be a Lawyer in the Digital Age:
The Effects Technology has on the Ethical and Professional Responsibility of Attorneys

NIU Law School, DeKalb, Illinois
Riley Courtroom & Marshall Gallery
April 16, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Northern Illinois University Law Review is proud to bring such a distinguished panel of individuals to our 19th annual Law Review Symposium. Please join the NIU Law Review in a discussion on What it Means to be a Lawyer in the Digital Age. Led by Judges, litigators, in-house counsel, computer consultants, and professors, the symposium will consist of panel discussions as well as a keynote address. For a complete list of speaker, please see the Speakers Tab above.

The symposium will explore how the inevitable proliferation/invasion of technology has changed the practice of law and will continue to change the practice of law. Topics to include: e-discovery, Sedona Cooperation Proclamation, 7th Circuit Illinois Pilot Program, retention policies, technology use in the courtroom, and data privacy. Further, professional responsibility and ethical concerns are embedded in all of these topics. Throughout the symposium, these concerns will be discussed.

Advocate of technology or not, we live in a world where individuals are rapidly moving from the pen to the keyboard. As a result, the issues to be discussed at this year’s symposium impact all practicing attorneys and practicing attorneys to be.

Hope to see you at the event.


Susan J. Best
Symposium Editor, NIU Law Review