Kelly Twigger Coming to Minnesota
POSTED ON September 08

OK, we’re not afraid to admit that we’re a little distracted this week. Big day coming up for us. On Thursday, Sept. 11, we’re welcoming one of our favorite eDiscovery commentators Kelly Twigger, principal of ESI Attorneys in Boulder, Colorado, to town for a presentation to the Minnesota chapter of Women in eDiscovery. We could go on and on about why we admire Twigger. She’s not only a renowned Information & eDiscovery law attorney, but a mother of three, a sports maniac—her knowledge of basketball rivals that of Dick Vitale, minus the shouting—and the creator of the eDiscovery Assistant™ legal iPad app, which come on, is super cool. It’s perhaps no coincidence that as a name Twigger is so similar to Twitter as Kelly uses the platform, and all social media, so skillfully. We learn so much from her regular and generous posts that the only thing we thought that could be better would be to hear from her in person. So we’re bringing her up north. In her presentation she will explain how to go about picking a process best suited to your work, using examples from her own career. For more than 15 years, Twigger’s been a litigation attorney, and has focused on eDiscovery and Information Law for the last 8 years. Her experience and savvy with technology goes back to her days in high school, actually, building clone computers. Prior to founding ESI Attorneys in 2009, she was a litigation partner at Quarles & Brady, an AmLaw 200 firm. There, she managed multi-million dollar class action cases, complex engineering design matters, and multidistrict anti-trust matters – all of which included copious amounts of discovery and ESI. How then did she become the eDiscovery giant that she is today? Well, like the story of so many inspirations, it was quite simple. She needed CLE credits. That’s it. At the time she was a seventh-year litigation associate and decided to go to New York to attend the first American Bar Association seminar ever on eDiscovery. What she saw there changed her career forever as she sensed the plates beneath her feet, and at the feet of all lawyers who rely on legal technology, which means all lawyers, shifting. She returned to Quarles & Brady and built an eDiscovery and Records Retention practice, grew it to 25 professionals, and launched a blog, the delightfully titled “eDiscovery Bytes.” Today, she works with clients of all sizes to discover and enact eDiscovery solutions and act as eDiscovery counsel. And it’s no exaggeration to say she literally co-wrote the book on eDiscovery and management in practice. She did. It’s called Electronic Discovery and Records Management Guide: Rules, Checklists and Forms. We use it all the time. We can’t wait to welcome Twigger to town, and we hope you can join us. Please go here for more information.

About the Author Chris

Author Avatar Christine Chalstrom is the Founder, CEO, and President of Shepherd Data Services, Trustee, Mitchell Hamline Law School and Adviser, Center for Law and Business. She has spoken widely on the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, Digital Forensics, and eDiscovery best practices. Her credits include presentations to the American Bar Association, Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Corporate Counsel Institute, MN Association of Corporate Counsel, MN Association of Litigation Support Professionals, MN CLE, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute. She is an attorney, programmer, and forensic examiner.