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The MSBA's Computer & Technology Law Section Presents


"CLE & Roundtable Discussing Minn. LPRB’s Proposed Opinion 22: Sending & Receiving Metadata"

Damien Riehl and Eric Cooperstein will discuss the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board's (LPRB's) Proposed Opinion 22, which addresses a lawyer's ethical obligations regarding files that include metadata. This draft opinion on metadata (data about digital files) could have wide-ranging effects on your legal practice. In particular, we will discuss the provision requiring a receiving lawyer to notify an adversary of that adversary's disclosure of metadata. The current draft states that a receiving lawyer must make such a notification - even if the receiving lawyer merely "reasonably should know" that the file has metadata. This is particularly interesting, since nearly every digital file (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.) has at least some metadata – potentially triggering an obligation to notify opposing counsel every time a digital file is transmitted. Please join us as we discuss this topic, as well as whether the Section will make a comment to Proposed Opinion 22.


Eric Cooperstein, Law Offices of Eric T Cooperstein PLLC

Damien Riehl, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit to be applied for



Date:   Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 

The Section Council meets at 11:30 a.m., prior to the CLE/Roundtable


MSBA Members:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law School Students: Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Tram Nguyen by February 8th at or 612-278-6316 for teleconferencing needs.