University of Pittsburgh
October 18, 2009

Pitt to Host 2009 Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program Oct. 21

School of Law program titled "Legal Ethics and e-Discovery: Future Problems, Current Solutions"
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host the 2009 Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar program, titled "Legal Ethics and e-Discovery: Future Problems, Current Solutions." The event, honoring Snyder (LAW '66), will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown.

A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the intersection of electronic discovery and legal ethics, considered to be two of the most challenging and pressing issues in law practice today. The panel will include legal clients, technology experts, and representatives from the bench and bar.

Rhonda Wasserman, a professor in Pitt's School of Law, will moderate the event. Panelists are Scott Ardisson, president of bit-x-bit; Susan Ardisson, attorney and CEO of bit-x-bit; Robert J. Cindrich, chief legal officer and general counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Nora Berry Fischer, judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; and Stuart C. Gaul Jr., a partner at Thorp Reed & Armstrong.

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program was created in 2006 by Snyder's wife, Sandy Snyder (EDUC '70, A&S '70, EDUC '74G, KGSB '78), to honor her husband's 40 years of service to the legal profession. It invites practitioners and scholars to address topics beneficial to Pitt students and faculty.

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board has approved this course for one hour of CLE ethics credit. Preregistration and a $25 check for CLE credit are required by Oct. 16. Checks should be made payable and sent to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15260.

For more information, call 412-648-1305.

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