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Joseph R. Marconi, chair of Johnson & Bell's Business Litigation group and Professional Liability group, will speak at the upcoming IDC/IJA Seminar on E-Discovery. It will take place on February 19, 2015 in Chicago. The joint seminar, presented by The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Illinois Judges Association, is intended to serve as a platform for discussion about the course e-discovery is expected to take in Illinois. Marconi will be part of a panel discussion consisting of both attorneys and judges. The panel will examine some of the most significant issues raised by e-discovery including the cost in time, complexity and potential sanctions.

E-Discovery remains a complex issue for companies and their legal counsel. In January 2012, Marconi was appointed to be an advisor to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Discovery Procedures, the committee responsible for the ESI Discovery reform. The Committee submitted proposals for changing E-Discovery rules and the Illinois Supreme Court adopted some of the proposals by amending Supreme Court Rules 201, 214 and 218. On July 1, 2014, Illinois accepted the new E-Discovery rules.  The newly adopted rules provide a reasonable base for accepting, modifying or denying an E-Discovery request, although more work remains.

For more information or to register for the seminar, please visit the IADTC website.