Fundamentals of Ediscovery and the New Rules

Friday, September 15, 2006 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
Chicago, IL
United States

This full day Continuing Legal Education program is designed to introduce attorneys to the basic concepts and practical implications of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning the discovery of "electronically stored information," which will go into effect on December 1.

The keynote speaker will be Hon. Lee Rosenthal, chair of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Additional faculty will be drawn from The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1, widely recognized by the courts and the bar as the most knowledgeable and well-balanced assembly of attorneys and experts on electronic discovery and electronic records management, and the group responsible for The Sedona Principles, the sourcebook most cited in state and federal case law on electronic discovery.

Among the topics to be covered in this accredited program are:

  • An overview and history of the eDiscovery Rule Amendments
  • The relationship between the new Federal Rules, state court rules, case law, and The Sedona Principles
  • Data Preservation
  • The "Legal Hold" Process
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • The "Two-Tiered" Approach to eDiscovery
  • Form of Production Issues
  • Protection of Privilege
  • Obtaining eDiscovery From Non-Parties
  • Spoliation and Sanctions
  • Advising Clients on eRecords Management and eDiscovery Preparation
  • Presenting Technology Issues to the Court
  • Accessibility/Inaccessibility