EDiscovery Dispute Resolution Program For Special Masters & Mediators


January 28, 2010 - January 29, 2010
Phoenix, AZ

The Sedona Conference®, in association with the Academy of Court
Appointed Masters, is presenting its first-ever training program on
eDiscovery Dispute Resolution for Special Masters & Mediators on
Thursday-Friday, January 28-29, 2010, at the Royal Palms in Phoenix,
AZ. The program features a stellar faculty of judges, and experienced
e-discovery practitioners and experts drawn from The Sedona
Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and
Production (WG1), authors of The Sedona Principles and other
authoritative commentaries. The program materials will be drawn from
various Commentaries by The Sedona Conference® on eDiscovery issues as
well as from the Toolkits and Resources currently being developed to
support The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation, a national
effort to reduce the cost and contentiousness of discovery, already
cited in a dozen federal court opinions and endorsed by nearly 100
state and federal judges.


The training program is designed for experienced special masters,
mediators, arbitrators, and other legal and commercial dispute
resolution professionals (and those desiring to be such) who are
involved in - or anticipate involvement in - disputes in which the
preservation, collection, review, management, or evaluation of
electronically stored information will likely be an important issue or


Participants will be introduced to basic concepts, engage in dialogue
with experts, and explore tested dispute resolution strategies in the
following areas:

- Preservation of ESI
- Scope and Proportionality in eDiscovery
- Cost Allocation
- The Use of Search Terms & Other Cost-Effective Automated Search Technologies
- Appropriate Forms of ESI Production & Supervision of Forensic Inspections
- Privilege Issues in eDiscovery
- Sanctions for Culpable Conduct in Discovery


January 28, 2010
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign-In
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Overview
8:45 am - 9:30 am Role(s) of Special Masters in Discovery
9:30 am - 10:45 am Issue Area 1: Preservation
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Issue Area 2: Scope & Proportionality
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch (provided - Estrella Patio)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Issue Area 3: Cost Allocation
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Issue Area 4: Search Terms & Methodology
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with the Faculty (guests invited): Reflecting Pool
January 29, 2010
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Sign In
8:30 am - 9:45 am Issue Area 5: Form of Production & Forensic Inspections
9:45 am - 11:00 am Issue Area 6: Privilege
11:00 am - 11:15 am Morning Break
11:15 am - 1:30 pm Issue Area 7: Sanctions
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Special Issues: Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Buffet Lunch (To-Go boxes provided on the Estrella Patio)
The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ronald J. Hedges LLC, Hackensack, NJ
Jessen and Associates, Inc., Hunts Point, WA
BP America, Inc., Houston, TX
Redgrave LLP, Minneapolis, MN
Redgrave LLP, Washington, DC
U.S. District Judge, D.D.C., Washington, DC
Of Counsel, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York, NY, New York, NY
Milberg LLP, New York, NY

Refund Policy

Full refund, less a $75 administrative fee, for cancellations received at least 45 (forty-five) days prior to the conference. Refunds cannot be given after that time. For cancellations of a registration for a Conference received within 45 days of the Conference, however, substitutions are freely permitted.