Orange County Chapter of ARMA

Spotlight on Audio/Video eDiscovery & AI: What Every Information Management Professional Needs to Know
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Are your discovery techniques keeping up with advances in technology? Audio, video, text messages, social media, instant messages, email, and the prevalent use of electronic communication presents an increasing challenge to information management professionals in the area of eDiscovery. Learn how to prepare for litigation, or regulatory investigations, that involves electronic evidence – especially audio, video, and files requiring translation – and to properly communicate your eDiscovery concerns. Michael Swarz of Veritone Legal will impart practical strategies, review risk management protocols, and best practices for conducting Electronic Discovery by covering applicable state and federal law and the process itself. The presentation will also include a discussion on Artificial Intelligence for Legal and Compliance professionals and present important technological considerations and options. We encourage you and your colleagues to join us at this informative seminar to gain valuable insight.
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Michael Swarz currently serves as Veritone Legal's Product Marketing Manager. He has a deep understanding of the legal technology world with broad expertise in marketing; industry research and analysis; business development; media relations and events; and programming. Michael has been published extensively on the topics of electronic discovery, information governance, digital evidence, and legal technology. He is also a frequent speaker, having presented on eDiscovery before numerous legal, IT, records, and compliance audiences. Michael is a graduate of both Brandeis University and the New England School of Law in Boston.
CRA Prep Class
March 1, 2018

Are you ready to become a Certified Records Analyst but are overwhelmed by all of the topics you need to study? Have no fear! The Greater Los Angeles and Orange County chapters are hosting a CRA Prep class to help you get ready for the exams!

We will be using the latest study materials published by the Institute of Certified Records Managers to help you prepare.

This class will cover:

Exam 2: Records and Information Creation and Use

Exam 3: Record Storage, Retrieval, Conversion, and Facilities

Exam 4: Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection, and Disposition

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Additional details coming soon.

Call for Researchers: Industry in One Series

The Foundation is currently seeking up to six (3 US, 3CA) researchers to work with us on a freelance basis. Each paper will identify the state of information management within the industry, highlighting records management in a condensed report (25-30 pages) for each of the following initial industries to be addressed: energy, finance, and legal. A report is to be generated for each topic by a subject matter expert (SME) to provide distinct United States and Canadian perspectives. It is conceivable that a SME with expertise and extensive experience in both countries could conduct research for both reports in a specific industry. In this case, the researcher would be awarded two contracts: one for the United States project, and one for the Canadian project.

The Foundation would like to see this research address, at a minimum, the following questions:

  • For the purposes of this research, define the scope of this industry and its role in the general economy.
  • What is the primary regulatory agency or oversight body that oversees the industry?
  • What are the information management-related risks for the industry?
  • What record categories are critical to this industry and central to its operations?
  • What are the primary laws and regulations that effect information management?
  • What operational considerations affect information management?
  • What are industry best practices for information management?
  • What is the future outlook for the industry?
  • Are records managers present in the industry? If not, who manages and controls the records?

The report will be reviewed prior to publication. A Foundation liaison will be assigned to the project and be a resource with the subject matter expert through its duration.

Available Funding: $2,000.00 (USD) per topic, per country, paid in three installments ($500, $500, $1,000).

Contract Term: To be negotiated. Goal is 3-6 months from the date of signed contract.

Applications: Please send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you are the person for this project, relevant experience, and suggestions for the project as email attachments to:  coordinator@armaedfoundation.org

Copyright: Copyright will be retained by the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: February 9, 2018




Vonore, TN (1-8-18) – The Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level education program.

This year, the Foundation will be offering several scholarships in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $1,000 (USD).

These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

The application deadline is March 30, 2018 at midnight (US EST).

For more information and the application, please visit:


The Foundation is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity.

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a graduate scholarship in 2018 please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org .

The Foundation welcomes all information management Governance professionals to join us on social media