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Liveblogging Sedona E-Discovery Conference

Chicago technology lawyer Evan D. Brown, author of the blog Internet Cases, is in Memphis this week, attending the Sedona Conference Institute on e-discovery. Not only is he attending, he is liveblogging his notes from the conference, which, as he observes, features an A-list of e-discovery experts, including U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, author of the watershed Zubulake opinions, and Ken Withers, senior judicial education attorney at the Federal Judicial Center (and, I can boast, my co-author of a 1977 Internet guide).

Brown's notes reflect that Scheindlin, in her keynote yesterday, discussed the changes brought about by the December e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The most important change, she suggested, is the initial discovery conference, at which the lawyers must discuss four new topics: preservation of evidence, issues relating to disclosure of electronically stored information, form in which information is to be produced and procedures for handling inadvertent disclosures. For the conference to be effective, she said, lawyers must be collaborative, not adversarial.

As I write this, Brown's liveblogging continues, so check back for his full report.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on March 30, 2007 at 05:54 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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