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The Sedona Conference® Publishes The Sedona Principles, Second Edition, Addressing Electronic Discovery

The Sedona Conference® Publishes The Sedona Principles, Second Edition, Addressing Electronic Discovery

SEDONA, AZ – The Sedona Conference®, the nation’s premier nonpartisan law and policy think tank, has announced publication of The Sedona Principles, Second Edition, Best Practices Recommendations and Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production.  Building on the success of first edition of The Sedona Principles, which appeared in January 2004, the second edition has been eagerly anticipated by lawyers and judges across the country looking for guidance in the fast-paced world of electronic discovery.

The Sedona Principles, Second Edition, may be downloaded here free of charge.

Jonathan Redgrave, chairperson of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1, which drafted both editions of The Sedona Principles, said “the second edition provides helpful and timely guidance for the issues and circumstances that the amended civil rules, by their nature, cannot address.”  He added, “we are very grateful for the contributions and thoughts of the literally hundreds of members of the working group that make this a consensus document reflecting views from a wide array of interests and specialties.”

Richard G. Braman, Executive Director of The Sedona Conference®, said that publication of the second edition “represents a new milestone in our efforts.  It reflects the fact that our Working Groups produce ‘living documents’ that are open to substantive revision as developments in our society and laws may require.  This evolution is in the grand tradition of the common law and also the mission of The Sedona Conference® to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way.”

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