Game Changer: Court-Ordered Discovery in the Northern District of Illinois
Cost: Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.
Discovery is often the most expensive, frustrating and burdensome aspect of litigation and many cases settle before discovery is complete in order to avoid these costs. A new mandatory pilot program in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will change all that by requiring extensive discovery early on in litigation.
Effective June 1, 2017, the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois will embark upon a three-year mandatory pilot program, known as the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) which imposes court-ordered discovery and early production of electronically stored information (ESI) in almost all civil cases. Please join Seyfarth attorneys to learn about the new pilot program and how it will affect litigation involving your company.
In this webinar, the panel will review the MIDPP and answer the following questions:
Who does the MIDPP affect?
What does the MIDPP require?
When does the MIDPP take affect?
Where is the MIDPP taking place?
Why was the MIDPP implemented?
How do companies comply with the MIDPP?
*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.
**Seminars and other CLE/CPD activities are no longer accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Under the SRA Handbook, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one "unit” for each hour of attendance.