This month, The Sedona Conference® published the second edition of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary. The Resources are intended to assist trial judges with the management of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in civil discovery and at trial, focusing on the “stages of litigation from a judge’s perspective,” beginning with the preservation of ESI and proceeding through the initial case management order, the resolution of discovery disputes, trial issues, and post-judgment awards of ESI-related costs.
In this 90-minute webinar for judges, court personnel, and attorneys, we will introduce you to the Resources and discuss a concept that civil justice rule makers and policy analysts say is key to reducing potential costs and burdens associated with eDiscovery, while insuring justice: active judicial management. Studies and surveys agree that when judges take an active role in assisting the parties throughout the pre-trial process, costs can be reduced, delays can be avoided, and issues can be resolved promptly. Parties and counsel feel better about their treatment by the civil justice system – regardless the outcome – and judges report that they can better manage their workloads.
But active case management doesn’t come naturally, and diverse legal cultures, court systems, and procedural rules don’t facilitate the individualized attention that active case management requires. The Resources address this need in the context of eDiscovery, and this webinar will address such issues as:
What types of cases will benefit from active case management, and when?
What are the essential elements of active case management?
How do the parties engage the court in active case management?
How do we resolve the tension between party-controlled discovery and active case management by the court?
How can active case management be implemented in court systems without individualized case assignments?
What role can legal support providers and consultants play in active case management?
The discussion will be led by experienced trial judges from three very different courts: California state court, U.S. federal court, and Ontario provincial court. The panel can take your questions by text during the program and will also take your questions by telephone at the end.
$79 Members of The Sedona Conference® Working Group Series
$99 General Public