The Sedona Conference(SM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and educational institute, dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Since its founding in 1997, it has developed an international reputation as a balanced and forward-looking law and policy think tank that has and will continue to provide constructive contributions to the reasoned and just development of law and policy. The Sedona Guidelines and The Sedona Principles have come to have been known as the preeminent thought-leadership pieces in the field.
Ken Withers is a senior judicial education attorney with the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing educational programs for federal judges and Court-employed attorneys. These programs include electronic discovery, technology in the criminal justice system, and advanced uses of technology in the administration of justice. Ken is also heavily involved in the federal rules amendment process.
Created by defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) is a national coalition supporting excellence, fairness and improvements within the civil justice system. It supports activities at both the state and national level designed to achieve reforms, which will ensure balance in the civil justice system. Greater predictability in damage awards, streamlining the discovery process, and improving the management of litigation and scarce judicial resources are all long range goals of LCJ. Read More
As an e-discovery special master and expert witness, George Socha tracks e-discovery happenings, articles, and books and provides technology vendor information through his website, sochaconsulting.com. George is also a researcher and frequent speaker on the subject of electronic discovery.
The U.S. Courts website is a great place view postings and make comments to the proposed amendments of the rules to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding electronic discovery.
Commissioner Richard E. Best, retired from the San Francisco Superior Court in 2003 after 29 years of service, and continues to promote the use of technology in discovery, as well as serve as a private discovery referee. His website, California Civil Discovery Law, is a repository of continuing education materials, discovery resources, case law and e-discovery updates.