The Sedona Conference Institute 2018 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies

Overview

When:
February 22, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Where:
Offices of Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY

The Sedona Conference Institute presents:

eDiscovery Negotiation Training:
Practical Cooperative Strategies

Join leading jurists, in-house counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery experts at the offices of Sidley Austin in New York, NY, on February 22-23, 2018, for this unique program which develops practical skills in eDiscovery negotiation.

In the program, participants are trained to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, in order to ensure efficient, cost-effective fact-finding, and avoid unnecessary disputes, consistent with Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the ethical obligations of attorneys as officers of the court.

The program features a heavily participatory format. Through use of a litigation hypothetical, faculty demonstrations, and mock negotiation and hearing exercises, participants will explore practical cooperative strategies to avoid or resolve conflicts that commonly occur in the preservation, collection, production, and use of electronically stored information.

"If we'd had this training before the Enron litigation,
we could have saved millions."

Jerri Hardaway, Houston attorney who participated in the inaugural program

Under the supervision of the experienced faculty, participants will take part in three mock Rule 26(f) conferences focusing on scope of discovery, preservation, form of production, privilege, and social media, in both breakout sessions and plenary sessions. Some participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a mock Rule 16(b) case management conference during a plenary session, with one of our judicial faculty members presiding. The faculty of veteran trial lawyers, eDiscovery experts, and judges provide opportunity for dialogue, demonstrations, and valuable critique of the attendees' performance in the exercises.

"I learned more in that seminar than any others that I've attended, or taught."

Michael Gifford of Howard & Howard; participant in the Chicago program, 7th Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program member, and practitioner with 30+ years of litigation experience

Application for an Invitation

Participation in this program is significantly limited to ensure a high instructor-attendee ratio and a strong participatory experience. Participants will receive personalized feedback and critique from faculty members, and in many cases, have the opportunity for a one-on-one dialogue with faculty members. For this reason, it is necessary to limit the number of participants.

Additionally, the program is "invitation only" to ensure a proper balance of participants. In order to submit an application for an invitation, please follow the instructions on the right-hand side of this program webpage.

eDiscovery Negotiation Training Certificate of Completion

Participants that complete the full program will receive a Sedona Conference Certificate of Completion.

Accommodations

For program participants in need of a hotel, below is a list of hotels that are all close to the offices of Sidley Austin:

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Agenda

February 22, 2018
Time Session Panelists
8:00 am - 9:00 am Sign-In and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome & Overview
9:30 am - 11:00 am Individual Plaintiff Team Meetings
9:30 am - 11:00 am Defense Attorney-Client Meeting Demonstration
11:00 am - 11:15 am Morning Break
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Individual Defense Team Meetings
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Plaintiff’s Attorney-Client Meeting Demonstration
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (provided)
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Scope, Form and Preservation: Breakout Session
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Scope, Form, and Preservation: Plenary Session
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm Reception
February 23, 2018
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Sign-In and Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am Privilege: Breakout Session
9:45 am - 10:00 am Morning Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am Privilege: Plenary Session
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Social Media: Breakout Session
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Social Media: Plenary Session
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Rule 16(b) Case Management Conference: Plenary Session

Registration

APPLICATION FOR AN INVITATION

To apply for an invitation to the Program, please answer the questions under “Application Questionnaire” below to provide some information on your background and experience.

Then, please click the “Add to cart” button below, and continue through with the website prompts as though you are completing registration for the Program. You will not be charged unless and until your application has been accepted. If accepted to the Program, you will be charged registration fees as follows:

  • Regular Registration Fee:
$1295
  • Government Employees:
$895
  • WGS Members:
$1195

In order to qualify for a WGS member or government employee discount, you must be logged in with your Sedona Conference username and password. If you qualify for a discount, but do not see it reflected in the price listed next to the “Add to cart” button below, please contact our office at [email protected] for assistance.

The Financial Aid Policy is available upon request.

Application Questionnaire:

$1,295.00

Refund Policy

Before December 22, 2017

  • Full Refund less $75 Administration Fee.

December 23, 2017 - January 22, 2018

  • Credit for another TSCI Program (Credit expires after 3 years).

January 23, 2018 - February 22, 2018

  • No Refund, No Credit.