Judge Shira A. Scheindlin Joins the Faculty of TSC's First-Ever e-Discovery Cooperation Training Program, Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2013

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The Sedona Conference® is pleased to announce that The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin will be joining the faculty of The Sedona Conference® for the first-ever e-Discovery Cooperation Training Program, to be held Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2013 in Phoenix.

The Sedona Conference® is pleased to announce that The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin will be joining the faculty of The Sedona Conference® for the first-ever e-Discovery Cooperation Training Program, to be held Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2013 in Phoenix.

Judge Scheindlin is the author of the famous Zubulake series of opinions, which are considered the foundation of modern discovery. Judge Scheindlin served on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States when the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were being drafted, and is co-author of the West casebook, Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence, now in its second edition.

"No sophisticated lawyer can responsibly conduct a litigation in today's world without understanding that absent real cooperation among counsel, a case will not be efficiently or effectively handled," Judge Scheindlin said in accepting our invitation to join the Cooperation Training program faculty.

Co-chairing the program are Kenneth J. Withers, Director of Judicial Education for The Sedona Conference®, and The Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (retired) of Florida. The faculty also includes Craig D. Ball, Craig D. Ball P.C.; William P. Butterfield, Hausfeld LLP; The Hon. John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Washington, DC; Prof. Steven S. Gensler, University of Oklahoma College of Law; Jennifer L. Hamilton, Deere & Company; Sherry B. Harris, Crowley Law Office; Dawson Horn III, Tyco; John H. Jessen, Jessen & Associates; The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY; Jeffrey C. Sharer, Sidley Austin LLP; and Steve Susman, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

We are pleased to invite you to apply to participate in this one-of-a-kind program:

  •     Cost: $1195.00. Complete program details, faculty bios, and the Application Form are located at https://thesedonaconference.org/node/4201.    
  •     Registration is limited to 50; apply immediately. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis in a manner that will ensure balance among the participants.
  •     You will receive a Certificate of Completion for the training program at its conclusion.
  •     We will apply in advance for 11 HOURS of MCLE CREDIT, including 1 hour of ETHICS credit.

Here's how the training program works:

  •     Using real world litigation hypotheticals, judges and litigators will work through stages of the pre-trial process together.
  •     Scenarios and mock exercises will explore practical cooperation strategies to avoid or resolve conflicts that commonly occur at various stages of litigation: preservation, collection, production, and use of ESI; client meetings; negotiations with opposing counsel; conferences with the judge; and motion argument.
  •     The faculty of veteran trial lawyers and judges will both participate in the scenarios and provide valuable critique of the registrants' participation.

Texts will include: The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation; The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Guidance for Litigators & In-House Counsel, The Case for Cooperation, The Cooperation Bullseye, and The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary.

Registration is limited to 50 to ensure a strong participatory experience. In order to maintain a balance of plaintiffs and defense lawyers, in-house counsel and judges, the program is by "invitation only."

Members of The Sedona Conference® Working Group Series are eligible for a $100 discount, and full-time government employees are eligible for a $250 discount. Discounts, however, cannot be combined. If your application is accepted and you qualify for a discount, please contact our office at info(at)sedonaconference.org to receive a discount code to use when registering online.

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