The Sedona Conference Institute Presents "Getting Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve"

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The Sedona Conference Institute will present a two-day program on "eDiscovery" on March 29-30, 2007, at the Memphis Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. The program is designed to help busnesses and government agencies comply with new requirements to produce electronically stored information in federal litigation by building cost-effective, interdisciplinary eDiscovery response teams drawing on in-house counsel, outside counsel, records management and information technology. The keynote address will be given by Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York, author of the famed Zubulake eDiscovery decisions.

The Sedona Conference® Institute, in association with ARMA International, will present a two-day national conference to help business organizations reduce litigation costs while meeting higher expectations of federal courts, by helping facilitate communication within the organization, assemble interdisciplinary teams, and implement a winning litigation response strategy. "Getting Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve" will be March 29 and 30 at the historic Peabody Memphis Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The newly amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure anticipate all litigants will be able to identify, preserve, review, and disclose relevant ESI quickly and at a cost proportionate to the needs of the case. To effectively accomplish the task, organizations will need to assemble new teams and processes which leverage diverse players and skill-sets (Legal, IT, Records Management) while understanding this diverse cast may bring their own challenges with respect to communication and cooperation, such as translating between tech-speak and legal-ese, or allocating tight resources between different departments.

The keynote address at the conference will be given by Hon. Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York and author of the Zubulake decisions, considered the leading series of judicial opinions on the discovery of electronically stored information in civil litigation. Joining her on the faculty will be leading litigators, in-house counsel, and RIM, IT & eDiscovery experts, most of whom are members of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production and contributors to its highly acclaimed publication, The Sedona Principles. Co-chairing the program will be Sherry B. Harris of Hunton and Williams, Richmond, VA; Monica Latin of Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, Dallas, TX; Patrick L. Oot of Verizon Communications, Arlington, VA; and John J. Rosenthal of Howry, Washington, DC. The full faculty and their bios are posted on our website.

The Sedona Conference®, a nonprofit law and policy think-tank based in Sedona, AZ, established The Sedona Conference® Institute in 2006 to bring high-quality professional education to audiences in major cities across the country, based on materials and faculty drawn from the highly respected Sedona Conference® Working Group Series.

Registration is $1195/person; $1095/person if two or more from the same organization register at the same time. Registration is limited to the first 150 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the complete agenda, faculty bios, or to register, click on the program title on the home page of our website, (under The Sedona Conference® Institute logo on the right side, in the middle of the home page) or call toll free 1-866-860-660.


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