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Margaret Raymond-Flood Speaks on Electronic Discovery

Posted on November 3rd, 2010

November 3, 2010

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Margaret Raymond-Flood Speaks on Electronic Discovery

Bridgewater, NJ (November 3, 2010) – Margaret Raymond-Flood, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, was one of the speakers at a program entitled “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery” hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). The program was held on Friday, September 24, 2010, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, and, again, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at The Westin Mount Laurel, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

This program, designed for litigators, new lawyers, general practitioners, paralegals and support staff, covered the requirements any member of a litigating team, including both lawyers and paralegals, must be aware of when dealing with e-discovery issues. The panel discussed amendments to the federal and state court rules addressing e-discovery now in effect and their impact on the management and retrieval of electronically stored information. Some of the e-discovery issues the panel addressed included understanding terms of e-discovery, recent cases and trends, privilege issues, proportionality, and cost-shifting.

Raymond-Flood, a resident of Ringoes, devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. As Co-Chair to the REDI Group, she contributes her extensive knowledge of litigation to the interdisciplinary team, helping clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by new federal and state court rules. She has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She also has considerable experience in the defense of products liability, professional liability claims and insurance claims.

Raymond-Flood has extensive litigation experience including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried several complex matters on both the state and federal levels, and she has used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation.

Raymond-Flood also has unique experience handling cy pres matters where she asks the Court with help interpreting the terms of a will or gift, when carrying out the terms literally would be impracticable or illegal. At the same time, she works to ensure that the general intent of the donor is observed as closely as possible.

Raymond-Flood is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association and Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Hunterdon County YMCA. She is a member of the Meritas Litigation Section Steering Committee, which serves hundreds of members from all over the United States and the world. She served as a coach of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Mock Trial Team for five years. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.

Raymond-Flood earned her J.D. in 1991 and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1988 from Seton Hall University. After graduating law school, Raymond-Flood served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education was created in 1962 to help lawyers and judges increase their general professional competence, keep abreast of developments in the law, and become more proficient in selected areas of practice. A non-profit, completely self-supporting organization, NJICLE is a joint venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University. NJICLE presents more than 300 seminars each year throughout the State, publishes a wide variety of materials, and administers the Skills and Methods Course on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Institute’s lecturers, authors, and advisors are the very best New Jersey attorneys, from both the bench and bar, representing every field of specialization and every type of practice. Their generous contribution of time, talent, and energy makes NJICLE’s high quality programs and publications possible.

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