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Judge Scheindlin Speaks!: eDiscovery Trends

Kudos to Jason Krause at ACEDS for getting the first “post-bench retirement” (at least that I know of) interview with (now former) U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin!

In the interview (which is available here), Judge Scheindlin comments on everything from the significance of her landmark Zubulake and Pension Committee rulings to the differences between circuits in sanctioning spoliation of ESI to thoughts about the amended Rule 37 to issues that most need attention now to even the departure of Judge Paul Grewal from the bench to join Facebook (wow!).  While she is retired from the bench, it appears that she will still be quite actively involved in litigation via special master work and via work in arbitration and mediation.  It’s an interesting and enlightening discussion and write-up.  Great job, Jason!

So, what do you think?  Will the retirement of influential judges like Judge Scheindlin and Judge Grewal adversely affect the judiciary’s handling of eDiscovery issues?  Or will other judges step up to continue their legacy?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Just a reminder that I will be moderating a panel at The Masters Conference Windy City Cybersecurity, Social Media and eDiscovery event next Tuesday, May 24 (we covered it here) as part of a full day of educational sessions covering a wide range of topics.  CloudNine will be sponsoring that session, titled Faster, Cheaper, Better: How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery at 4:15.  Click here to register for the conference.  If you’re a non-vendor, the cost is only $100 to attend for the full day!

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