26(f) Conferences and Meet & Confers

51 mins

In this course, the faculty covers the nuances of Rule 26(f) and the meet and confer process. They outline strategies for preparing for meet and confers, and highlight potential pitfalls based on their observations in practice. The faculty also discusses how important the meet and confer process is to successfully resolving eDiscovery matters.

Class Outline:
  • Rule 26(f) Conferences and Meet & Confers 51 mins
    • What is a Rule 26(f) Conference?
    • Planning for a Meet & Confer
    • What Should Be Discussed at a Meet & Confer?
    • Who Should Participate in the Meet & Confer?
    • The Role of the Client in a Meet & Confer
    • Cooperation
    • Preparing for a Meet & Confer
    • Disclosing "Not Reasonably Accessible" Data Sources
    • Discussing Search Terms & TAR Processes
    • Common Mistakes
    • Conclusions
Class Readings:
  • Rule 26f Conference and Meet and Confers.pdf
Course Comments
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