no judgesOn Monday, I screened Joe Looby’s film, The Decade of Discovery, for my University of Texas Law School e-discovery class.  It was a last-minute change prompted by our scheduled speaker falling ill; but, it proved a most effective way to coalesce the information covered in class.  It was also fun to know all of the “actors” and to have lately been with most of them in New Orleans for The Sedona Conference All Voices meeting and in D.C. for the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute and John Facciola Appreciation Dinner.  It was all I could do to not shout, “Hey, I know her, and him, and that guy, too!”

Afterward, we debated whether it would be better for e-discovery students to see the film at the start of a semester or at the close.  The consensus was that it might have scared students away if they’d seen it too soon.  I think it would be worthwhile to screen it at both the start and end of the semester, if only to make students appreciate how conversant they’ve become in the esoteric subject matter in three months.  Either way, it’s an entertaining hour for bored, stressed  law students.

Likewise, it’s will be a entertaining and FREE evening for anyone who can be in Houston on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and wishes to attend the complimentary screening of The Decade of Discovery at the Majestic Metro Theatre (911 Preston Street in downtown Houston).  Sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, the evening starts with a networking reception from 6:30-7:30 pm followed by opening remarks from the director at 7:30pm. The screening runs from 7:45-8:45 pm and concludes with a spirited panel discussion.  I am one of the panelists, along with Jason Baron (a/k/a The Sultan of Search), who stars in the film.

To recap, it’s fun, it’s free and the festivities start at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Majestic Metro Theatre.  Click here to register to attend.

Because most of you will already be dressed like the actors, feel free to treat this like a midnight screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show and say (or sing) along.  And if you fear it might not be exciting to hear people talk about the tribulations of keyword search for an hour, I assure you that (spoiler alert) there are at least two dramatic car crashes depicted in the film, and there are no purely gratuitous sex scenes.