Cooperation Guidance for Litigators & In-House Counsel

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Sedona Conference® issued its Cooperation Proclamation in 2008, launching a coordinated effort to promote cooperation by all parties to the discovery process to achieve the goal of a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.  In an effort to reach this goal, The Sedona Conference® envisioned a three-part process:  (1) awareness (the Proclamation itself), (2) commitment (as described in The Sedona Conference’s® “The Case for Cooperation,” which developed a detailed understanding and full articulation of the issues and changes need to obtain cooperative fact-finding, and (3) toolkits to train and support lawyers.
The Sedona Conference® will publish a new commentary on June 8, The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Guidance for Litigators & In-House Counsel, which comprises the third part of the three-part process:  practical tolls for training and supporting lawyers in techniques of discovery cooperation, collaboration, and transparency.
In this 90-minute webinar, presented by members of the commentary’s drafting team, we will identify and discuss opportunities for constructive, mutually beneficial cooperation with opposing counsel and provide pointers on how to take advantage of such opportunities.   We will also discuss the benefits of cooperation, while highlighting some of the consequences of non-cooperation, such as increased costs, increased court intervention, and increased risk of sanctions to name a few.  And of course, we’ll take your questions by telephone and by text message.
$79 Working Group Members of The Sedona Conference®
$99 General Public
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What do we mean by “cooperation?”

Different viewpoints of in-house
counsel and outside litigators

How do you “cooperate” when there
isn’t an opposing counsel to
cooperate with?

Role of the court in fostering

Cooperating to focus identification
of potential ESI sources

Cooperating on ESI preservation

Cooperating on ESI collection and

Cooperating on review for responsiveness and privilege

Cooperating on production issues

Resolving discovery disputes without resort to motion practice