Stan Gibson and Dan Sedor were featured panelists at the Applied Discovery program titled, "Best Practices for Complex E-Discovery Matters" held in San Francisco. This was a complimentary program primarily to law firm attorneys and corporate legal teams who are involved with complex e-discovery matters.
SESSION 1: California’s New E-Discovery Rules vs. The FRCP (1 MCLE Credit)
The drafters of the new rules enacted in California stated that they were modeled after the FRCP e-discovery provisions. But differences do exist. Whether these will turn out to be distinctions without a practical difference remains to be seen. What is clear at this point is that California practitioners and their clients need to be aware of and plan ahead to comply with the requirements of both the state and Federal rules.
SESSION 2: Litigation and E-Discovery Strategies: Meet & Confer Best Practices (1 MCLE Credit)
Are you ready for a 26(f) Meet & Confer conference? This presentation will provide best practices from experienced practitioners including an overview of the Maryland Protocol, the conference of parties and report, planning, and all facets of the 26(f) conference.
SESSION 3: E-Discovery for Complex Commercial Litigation (1 MCLE Credit)
There are many approaches to gathering and reviewing ESI, each with trade-offs in terms of time, efficiency, risk, cost and defensibility. This panel discussion will focus on best practices for managing complex, document-intensive discovery matters such as patent litigation and investigations by following a basic workflow and identifying the key decision points and budget considerations throughout the entire e-discovery process.