Perspectives From the Bench: A Judges Roundtable on e-Discovery Best Practices
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
A survey has found that, for the third year in a row, judges feel that the average attorney does not possess the knowledge required to effectively counsel clients on e-discovery. What impact does this have on your company? It may mean increased legal spend and more e-discovery sanctions.
In this webcast, three of the judges who participated in survey will have a roundtable discussion on how attorneys can better their e-discovery practices in 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the judges and get personalized answers to their e-discovery questions and leave with:
- Tips for making a successful proportionality argument, improving practices and reducing e-discovery costs;
- Best practices for effectively cooperating with opposing counsel in order to streamline e-discovery efforts; and
- Techniques for preventing e-discovery sanctions.
PLUS – Attendees will receive a complimentary whitepaper from Exterro with the research findings.
Ronald J. Hedges
Ronald J. Hedges, LLC
Ronald J. Hedges is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges, LLC. Mr. Hedge has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He was a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001-05 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
US District Judge
US District Court Western District of Texas
Xavier Rodriguez is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas Law School. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright). Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery and arbitration issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.
Hon. Joy Flowers Conti
Chief District Judge
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
Judge Joy Flowers Conti is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Judge Conti has written about ediscovery and case management issues and lectured frequently about ediscovery matters. She currently is a judicial advisor and a member of the steering committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices. Judge Conti was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and is the former Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System