Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at noon central, is hosting an in-depth webinar discussion of the Seventh Circuit’s new Principles Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information – click here for registration information. The Principles are designed to streamline discovery and resolve e-discovery disputes by, among other things, incentivizing early and informal information exchange on common issues. The Principles also identify formats of e-discovery that are generally not required to be preserved in order to reduce fights and costs. For more on the Principles, click here.  In October 2009, the Seventh Circuit initiated Phase One of its E-Discovery Pilot Program across the Seventh Circuit’s district courts, with a special emphasis on the Northern District of Illinois. In Phase One, the Principles are being applied to 80 selected cases during Phase One. 

The panelists for the webinar include:

  • Chief Judge Holderman;
  • Magistrate Judge Nolan;
  • Thomas Lidbury, Mayer Brown; and
  • Alexandra Buck, Senior Counsel and Director of E-Discovery and Records Management at Abbott Laboratories.