2010 E-Discovery Year in Review

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

2010 was a banner year for e-discovery in the courts. Not only were a record number of e-discovery opinions rendered by judges across the country, but the impact of some of these decisions will be felt for years to come. Starting in January with Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision in Pension Committee of the University of Montreal v. Banc of America, followed rapidly by the Rimkus, Victor Stanley, SNET, and Orbit One decisions, case law on discovery sanctions alone kept lawyers, judges, and legal commentators busy. But there were many other significant case law developments in the areas of international discovery, discovery of social media, privilege, and proportionality.
2010 was also a significant year for e-discovery outside of the courts. Several federal agencies hired e-discovery attorneys and launched e-discovery readiness programs, signaling a serious commitment on the part of the federal government to technical and legal competence in this area. More states joined the e-discovery rules amendment movement. Significant new federal rules affecting expert witnesses took effect in December. And the Duke Law School conference on civil litigation, sponsored by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee, brought together 200 experts in civil litigation in May, launching a national effort to systematically study the efficacy of our civil litigation system, particularly in response to e-discovery.
Veteran e-discovery litigator and blogger Cecil Lynn will moderate this fast-paced 90-minute webinar reviewing the e-discovery developments of 2010, with a stellar panel including U.S. Magistrate Judges Paul Grimm of Baltimore, MD; Elizabeth Laporte of San Francisco, CA; and Frank Maas of New York, NY; joined by Ken Withers, Director of Judicial Education and Content for The Sedona Conference®. And, as always, the panel will entertain your questions live by text and telephone.
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$99 General Public
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Preservation Obligations


Discovery of Social Media

Privilege and Rule 502

Cross-border E-Discovery

ESI in Government Investigations

Expert Witnesses and Amendments to Rule 26


Thinking About Case Law and Precedent

Thinking About the Future of Civil Litigation