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Vince Wills Named as Family Law Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Vince Wills on being named the Family Law Practitioner of the Year by the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County!  This honor is given in recognition of his contributions and commitment to continuing legal education for lawyers.  The Section is hosting a celebratory event on June 19, 2017 honoring Vince.

Vince has been a partner in the firm since 2001, after joining Dragga & Callahan in 1996.  Since 1996, his practice has concentrated primarily on family law, and particularly on complex litigation and appellate matters.

Most recently, Vince co-chaired the 21st Annual Symposium on Family Law.  He was the Moderator for the Electronically Stored Information (ESI) seminar for the Maryland Bar Association, and co-presenter with Kathleen Dumais on the topic of discussing relocation in custody disputes for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Maryland, Virginia, and DC Joint Chapter Spring Retreat.

Vincent Wills to Moderate ESI Seminar for Maryland State Bar Association

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is presenting a seminar on Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and what attorneys need to know about this developing and ever-changing area of evidence and discovery.  The program, being offered on September 9th in Columbia, will provide the basics of electronic devices (such as bits/bytes, hardware, software, iPads, etc.) and how that information is used in e-discovery.  The course will go further to help attorneys determine their duties at the initial client consultation, tips, tricks and traps in capturing ESI, when to hire a forensic expert, the legal responsibilities of both the requesting and responding party, how to review and analyze ESI and the admissibility of ESI evidence in court.  

Vincent M. Wills Interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record

Vincent M. Wills, a partner at DHHW, was recently interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record about Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the impact ESI may have on family law cases. Although ESI
has been around for many years, the practices and standard of care surrounding ESI discovery are still developing in the state of Maryland. Mr. Wills is quoted in the Maryland Daily Record as saying “We’re trying to define what the best practices are [regarding ESI]. Right now, when we get a request for production of documents, they might ask for emails, Facebook pages, other forms of social media, and what most people are doing now is they’re going to the emails and they’re printing them out. With ESI, the trend – the way it’s being done in other states and how I imagine it’s going to be done in the future – is that people want the native data, the native format, the metadata.”

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