Seminar Will Outline DifferencesBetween Electronic, Conventional Discovery

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 00:00

Essential Checklist for Electronic Discovery is the title of a CLE seminar planned this month by the DC Bar Association.

The program will take place on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

This course will provide a practical analysis of electronic discovery in the context of civil litigation. It will begin with a discussion of the difference between conventional and electronic discovery and proceed with an exploration of important issues that come up regularly. Sample checklists and forms will be provided and reviewed from both the requesting and responding parties' viewpoints.

Among the issues to be considered are data preservation efforts, agreements and orders; the development and implementation of an electronic discovery plan; preparing disclosures under 26(a)(1); 30(b)(6) computer records depositions; 26(f) and 16(b) conferences; formal discovery requests and responses; protocols for the production of e-mail, file collections, databases; onsite inspection of computer systems; privilege and confidentiality issues; inadvertent production and privilege waiver; protection orders; cost shifting; rule 37 sanctions, and spoliation.

Serving as program chair is Kenneth J. Withers, research associate, Federal Judicial Center. Speakers will include Robert Eisenberg, director of electronic litigation support, CoreFacts, LLC; the Hon. John M. Facciola, magistrate judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Virginia Llewellyn, LexisNexis Applied Discovery, and Jonathan M. Redgrave, Jones Day.

For details and available CLE credits and registration fees, see the Bulletin Board now located on our website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations, call (202) 626-3488 or access www.dcbar.org.