Thank you for inviting me to join this distinguished panel. My job in the next 20 or 25 minutes is to set the stage for discussion of a series of hypothetical electronic discovery cases. In other words, Iíll give you the 10,000 foot overview and then push you out of the plane. Before we take off, I am obligated to state that the views I express today are mine, and nothing I say should be taken as an official position of the Federal Judicial Center, the Judicial Conference of the United States, or any other agency of the U.S. Courts.

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