EDRM 2019 Workshop/Forum

May 15-17, 2019 
Duke Law School

Opportunity to Join National Bench, Bar, and Industry Leaders
Become a Thought and Reform Leader

The annual Duke/EDRM workshop/forum brings together highly motivated judges, practitioners, consultants, service providers, and software vendors to work collaboratively on exciting and challenging ediscovery and other IT projects that impact the industry and the profession.   The group critically examines and discusses pending projects, providing their collective wisdom and guidance on the projects’ challenges, problems, and issues, and proposes new projects.

Not a member?  We welcome all to attend.  Come and see for yourself the value of becoming a Duke/EDRM member.  The workshop/forum will be held in an intimate environment at Duke’s beautiful law school campus on May 15-17, 2019.

New This Year! 

  • A panel of in-house counsel from Exxon/Mobil, American Airlines, and GSK will discuss their biggest ediscovery challenges and how best to work with outside ediscovery consultants, service providers, and software vendors.
  • A panel of four judges will address what ediscovery information is most useful to them and what information they consider to be the least useful.  Judge Jim Wynn, a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Information Technology, will discuss the judiciary’s IT challenges and its priorities.
  • The group will examine Herb Roitblat’s FOMO paper, which corroborates the anecdotal experience of TAR users using mathematical and probability equations that null sets rarely include significant new documents.  The analysis has the potential to be a game changer and will be prominently featured at a future Duke Bolch Judicial Institute Distinguished Lawyers Conference on machine learning.

Make Your Mark on Ongoing Duke/EDRM Projects

Duke/EDRM continues to be the leader in the ediscovery and information governance field.  This past year, TAR Guidelines were approved, a draft of a TAR protocol is progressing nicely, and more than 250 federal judges responded to a discovery survey administered by EDRM/Exterro.  At the workshop/forum, the leaders of teams handling eight pending projects will seek input and guidance from the group on the biggest challenge, issue, or problem they are encountering.  The projects range from AI, to a compliance code of conduct governing GDPR, to a proportionality template and much more. Your experience, expertise, and insights can make a difference!

To encourage frank discussions, the workshop/forum is held under the Chatham House Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Registration Fee – The registration fee is $650.00 (Current Duke/EDRM members can request a promo code for $150 off registration by emailing lora.farmer@law.duke.edu).   And all new members are encouraged to join a new or ongoing project and learn about other member benefits.  Nonmembers may add an annual Duke/EDRM membership for just $50 more when registering for the workshop/forum, for a total payment of $700.

CLE – CLE will be applied for in North Carolina.  If you are a practicing attorney in North Carolina, your CLE hours will be submitted for you.  Attorneys from other states will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” and a completed “Uniform Application for Accreditation” form after the workshop in order to submit CLE hours for your state.