There were 889 case law decisions involving proportionality disputes in 2020, which is even more than sanctions disputes last year! And this is the second time I’ve told you that this week. So, what better way to find out what is proportional discovery than to get a judges’ and discovery practitioners’ perspective on it – especially when they have drafted new Proportionality Guidelines and Best Practices! This CLE-approved* virtual event next week from the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School will provide that and more!
Next Wednesday, April 21 at 12:30pm ET, join the distinguished panel for the two-hour virtual CLE* program What is Proportional Discovery? that coincides with the release of the Third Edition of the Guidelines and Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality (to be published this month under the auspices of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School). The drafters of the guidelines—themselves leading judges and discovery practitioners—will discuss the evolution of the guidelines, key considerations in discovery strategy, cutting-edge issues in e-discovery, and more! The “and more” is additional details and background about the proportionality program at Duke that illustrates how they got to where they are today.
Presenters will include Judge Paul Grimm (District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland), Judge Andrew J. Peck (Senior Counsel, DLA Piper LLP and previously United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York), Judge Lee H. Rosenthal (Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas), Jennie Lee Anderson (Partner, Andrus Anderson LLP), and David Kessler (Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP).
Register here to attend the program “What is Proportional Discovery?”. The registration fee is $200, which directly supports this program and CLE processing, as well as the Bolch Judicial Institute’s work to study and advance rule-of-law principles, judicial independence, and law reform through technology and innovation.
*This program has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the North Carolina State Bar and by the State Bar of California for continuing legal education credit in the amount of 2.0 hours. For attorneys licensed in the state of New York, North Carolina is a New York-approved jurisdiction, and so you may claim credit under the New York Approved Jurisdiction policies. For those licensed in other states, your certificate of attendance can be used to apply for CLE credit in your home state.
So, what do you think? Are you looking for ways to better understand “What is Proportional Discovery?”? If so, then please attend the virtual event! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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