ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH (DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH)), has announced the topic for its second annual DISH® "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition. This year, law students will be challenged to address the question of "Under what standard should a court subject an employee's non-business personal computing activities (e.g., social media, documents stored on a personal computer, and/or personal email accounts) to civil discovery involving her or his employer?"
"We are pleased DISH's 'Best in Class' writing competition is encouraging students to build knowledge and gain exposure to the practices of Information Governance, eDiscovery, and their application within the law. In an age of radical technological advancement and data inflation, information management is playing an increasingly critical role in civil litigation," said R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, DISH Network L.L.C.
Mr. Dodge, as well as the Information Law firm of Redgrave LLP, will judge the submissions, evaluating them based on originality, quality of legal and technical analysis, quality of writing, and citation of authority and support for arguments. The DISH® "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition is open to all students who are enrolled in an ABA-accredited law program in the United States at the time of submission. Contest submissions are due by Oct. 13, 2012. The author of the first-place selection will receive a $2,500 cash award. Two runners-up will also be selected and will each receive a $1,000 cash award.
"There is a definite trend within social media and mobile devices that is causing corporations around the world to reassess their information management and discovery strategies," said Victoria Redgrave, Managing Partner, Redgrave LLP. "We enjoy being part of a competition that challenges law students to begin examining how these variables affect litigation now and, more importantly, how they will continue to affect civil litigation in the future."Last year's winner of the writing competition was Amanda Jaret of St. John's University Law School who wrote, Electronic Discovery of Social Media Data: What's Not to "Like"? The runners-up were Cindy Pham of The University of Denver Sturm College of Law who wrote, Proportionality in E-Discovery: Relevancy, Burdens, and Discretion, and Scott Lucas of Faulkner University Jones School of Law, who wrote, The Well Pleaded Discovery Request: Adding Discovery Requests to Pleadings. Complete contest rules and additional information can be found at www.dishediscovery.com. For additional information please contact Ashlie Bucy ( firstname.lastname@example.org | 336.253.3941). About DISH: DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.071 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition lineup with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com. About Redgrave LLP: Redgrave LLP is one of the few law firms in the world focused exclusively in the area of Information Law, providing Fortune 500 organizations and AmLaw 100 law firms with the legal and technical advice, business strategy and legal representation needed to support their immediate and future legal, regulatory and operational requirements. The Firm's dedicated teams of legal and technical professionals, guided by industry thought leader Jonathan Redgrave, are at the forefront of helping global organizations address the ever-evolving challenges associated with the creation, receipt, storage, retrieval, production and destruction of documents and electronic information. Visit www.redgravellp.com. ASHLIE BUCYREDGRAVE LLP ABUCY@REDGRAVELLP.COM WWW.REDGRAVELLP.COM