Even the best records retention program can be frustrated by the dreaded “legal hold,” when on the advice of attorneys, the insistence of auditors or regulators, or the requirements of a judicial order, an organization is required to suspend the routine operation of the records retention program for a discreet slice of records and data, which need to be sequestered for the pendency of the legal matter – or worse, on a rolling basis for the pendency of several overlapping legal matters. In a fast paced-hour, attorney Ken Withers will explain the fundamental law regarding legal holds, discuss some recent high-profile court decisions, and provide practical guidance for developing the legal hold component of an overall records and information management program.

Ken Withers is the Deputy Executive Director of The Sedona Conference, a non-profit, non-partisan legal think-tank based in Phoenix, Arizona. Ken is recognized as one of the pioneers of eDiscovery and a thought leader on the legal consequences of information technology adoption. He has been active in ARMA for more than 25 years and is a regular speaker at the annual Managing Electronic Records (MER) conference, as well as a variety of legal education programs around the world. Ken received his law degree from Northwestern University and was in private civil litigation practice for ten years before returning to academia to receive his master’s degree in library science from Simmons University, with supplemental studies at Aberystwyth University in Wales. He served as Judicial Education Director at the Social Law Library in Boston and as a Research and Education Associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC before joining The Sedona Conference in 2005.

What: Informational Webinar
When: February 14, 2023 @ 10:00am HST
Cost: Free for ARMA and Non-Members
Where: Zoom (link will be sent after registration)
RSVP by: February 13, 2023