The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Ethics & Metadata

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm EST

Introducing the Second Edition of The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Ethics & Metadata, this 90-minute webinar for litigators, in-house counsel, judges, information management professionals, law faculty, and students discusses the ethical considerations surrounding the inclusion and review of metadata in non-discovery and discovery contexts. It is intended to provide practical guidance for lawyers in protecting confidential metadata and to assist the judiciary in fashioning appropriate discovery orders.

The Commentary was first published for public comment in March 2012. In the year following, there were several significant developments in the law. Most notably, in August 2012, the American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted recommendations by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 to extend a lawyer’s duty of competence beyond simply competence in the law to competence in technology relevant to advising and representing clients.

Topics that will be covered in the webinar include:

What are a Lawyer’s Primary Ethical Duties Regarding Metadata?

What are a Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations in a Non-Discovery Context?

What are a Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations in a Discovery Context?

Multijurisdictional Issues

Best Practices


The panel will take your questions by text and telephone during the program.

Moderated by Conor R. Crowley, founder of Crowley Law Office and Chair of the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, the faculty also includes: United States Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer from the District of Colorado; former United States Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges of the District of New Jersey; Arthur Fahlbusch, King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA; and Denise Talbert of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P, of Kansas City, MO.

This webinar is held in conjunction with the publication of the Second Edition of The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Ethics & Metadata, a project of Working Group 1. Registrants will receive an advance copy of the Second Edition of the Commentary before the webinar.