Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm EST
The Sedona Conference® Webinar on
Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery
Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process
Introducing the 2014 Editions of The Sedona Conference® Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery and Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process. In a 90-minute webinar for litigators, in-house counsel, judges, law faculty, litigation support professionals, and law students, the editors will discuss the rapid evolution of search methods used in e-discovery during the past half-decade, particularly how legal practice is being transformed through the use of technology-assisted review. The discussion will also include how lawyers can achieve greater quality during key phases of the e-discovery lifecycle, especially in collection, review, and production of relevant information, through the use of sampling and other techniques.
As part of the webinar, you will learn basic concepts in information retrieval that are important to understand when negotiating search protocols and in evaluating whether a given e-discovery production is adequate. You will also gain the perspective of the Bench on how lawyers should be performing searches and how best to conduct negotiations on the subject of search at required Rule 26 meet-and-confers.
Topics that will be covered in the webinar include:
The limitations of traditional manual review and keyword search as shown in case law and research
How using technology-assisted review methods hold the potential, in appropriate cases, to reduce time and cost while increasing accuracy in e-discovery productions
The importance of ensuring front-end project management over the e-discovery process
How employing sampling and iterative methods can ensure quality and add to the defensibility of your e-discovery production
Practice pointers that you can immediately put to use
The panel will take your questions by text and telephone during the program.
Moderated by Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, D.C., and former Co-chair of the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), the faculty also includes The Hon. James C. Francis IV, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York; Maura R. Grossman, Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; and Jeffrey C. Sharer, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL.
Following the receipt and incorporating public comments, this webinar is held in conjunction with the publication of the 2014 Editions of The Sedona Conference® Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery and The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process, a project of Working Group 1. Registrants will receive advance copies of the Commentaries before the webinar.
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