In 2021, a bench-bar conference was held to discuss a new discovery proportionality model. Next week, the eDiscovery at a Crossroads conference will continue the discussion!
Despite five sets of Rule 26 amendments over four decades, eDiscovery costs and risks continue to rise. To address this issue, a group of more than 50 practitioners, eDiscovery experts, and federal judges, have spent countless hours over the past three years drafting new guidelines for discovery scoping and proportionality, and debating new approaches throughout the discovery lifecycle.
In 2021, the Discovery Proportionality Model: A New Framework was successfully introduced at that aforementioned bench-bar conference. Since that time, the group has developed further guidance and expanded its work beyond the initial concepts, including consideration of proposing new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Next week on April 13th and 14th, a second bench-bar conference – the eDiscovery at a Crossroads conference – will be held to discuss these projects.
Co-hosted by the Rabiej Litigation Law Center and the George Washington University Humphreys Complex Litigation Center, the eDiscovery at a Crossroads Conference in Washington D.C. features five panels with over 25 leading attorneys, experts, and judges.
Want to learn more? Click here to see a list of panelists and moderators and then click the “Register” button at the bottom to find out more about the venue, agenda and to register for the eDiscovery at a Crossroads conference!
So, what do you think? Do you have proportionality disputes in your litigation cases? Who doesn’t? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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