Here’s a Webinar on Recent eDiscovery Case Law, Viewed from the Bench: eDiscovery Webinars

Yesterday, I published a post about The Sedona Conference® and a post about a terrific webinar today.  So, today, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone, er, blog post that covers a webinar next week from The Sedona Conference.

Next Wednesday, April 29, at 1pm ET (noon CT, 10am PT), The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production will conduct a 90 minute Webinar on Recent eDiscovery Case Law, Viewed from the Bench.  Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang of the Southern District of New York, Magistrate Judge Patrick Walsh of the Central District of California and Judge Allison Goddard of the Southern District of California will analyze notable eDiscovery court decisions from the past year and provide perspective on what these cases can teach eDiscovery practitioners.

You can join these judges and moderators Lauren Schwartzreich of Littler Mendelson, Phil Favro of Driven, and Ken Withers, deputy executive director of The Sedona Conference, as they explore the following questions raised in recent case law:

  • Are ESI protocols helping or hindering eDiscovery?
  • Is eDiscovery a mutual obligation of the parties?
  • Are new data types and ESI sources—especially ephemeral messaging and data—confounding established eDiscovery concepts and processes?
  • Are privacy and data security considerations becoming an implicit “driver” of the eDiscovery proportionality analysis?
  • Are foreign litigants using U.S. courts to obtain discovery they can’t get at home?
  • What elements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) on discovery sanctions are appropriate for jury determination, if any?

TSC will provide a certificate of attendance to all participants who request one, suitable for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) self-reporting in the states that are now allowing credit for online distance learning.

You can register for the webinar here – the regular registration fee is $99 ($79 for Working Group Series members, no charge for Government and Non-Profit Employees).  Hey, could I be considered a non-profit employee right now?  Hmmm… 😉  Anyway, members who were registered for the (originally planned in-person) Midyear Meeting in Phoenix and accepted a credit for a future registration will be automatically registered for the webinar at no cost.

Speaking of WG1, their Online Midyear Meeting is scheduled for the following day, Thursday, April 30, at 1pm ET (noon CT, 10am PT), also for 90 minutes.  That one is for Working Group Series (WGS) members only.  To join and become a member of The Sedona Conference, click here.

By the way, I know that yesterday I said that I would have more to say about considerations for job searching today, but decided it wouldn’t be prudent (at this juncture) without talking to a few more people for their thoughts on the topic.  So, look for that one next week!


So, what do you think?  Need your case law fix with three experienced members of the judiciary?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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