Increased emphasis on cooperation and discovery planning, a modified proportionality test and the increasing role of Information Governance in e-discovery were key themes covered by members of the Sedona Canada Steering Committee in last week’s webinar. The panel highlighted the major changes to the first revision of the Sedona Canada Principles since the first edition was published in 2008. The Draft Second Edition has been released for public comment and can be found on the Sedona Conference website at:https://thesedonaconference.org/publication/The%20Sedona%20Canada%20Principles.
Many of the Principles themselves have been amended to address the evolution of the law and practice across Canada. In addition, the Commentary to the Principles is now much more heavily focused on Canada in light of the increasing number of Canadian cases in this area. Cases from across the country are included in the Commentaries.
Some of the key highlights:
The Sedona Canada Principles are a go to resource for counsel and the courts in e-discovery issues, emphasizing themes of cooperation, planning, and proportionality throughout litigation matters.