Towards the end of last year I took part in a webinar organised by ZyLAB in tribute to US Magistrate Judge John Facciola on his then impending retirement.
Mary Mack of ZyLAB moderated and Craig Ball brought his long experience as both a trial lawyer and a forensic expert to the discussion.
The voice which mattered most was, of course, that of Judge Facciola himself. He gave us the benefit of his years of experience together with some thoughts on future developments in eDiscovery.
A recurring theme in the webinar was the conflict between the perceived conflict between the duty of lawyers to do the best for their clients and their obligations of cooperation and proportionality in giving discovery. One of Judge Facciola’s messages is that justice is no longer available to ordinary people and ordinary businesses, in large part because of the growing costs of eDiscovery.
That webinar has now been made available for download. You can find it here.