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Managing Complex Litigation with Ronald J. Hedges

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Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution |  Organization & Management of Legal Work |  ~Live Webcasts |  Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (ret.)
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (ret.)
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Former U.S. Magistrate Ron Hedges takes a concentrated look at complex litigation and gives you solid advice to help you reduce the clutter and limit the costs – in time and money – that hamper the smooth adjudication of such matters.

Hedges discusses concrete ways to limit, or phase discovery; to stage litigation; and to find the low hanging fruit where you and your adversary can find agreement to limit or speed the process without prejudice to either side.

  • Save costs through the bifurcation of discovery

  • Identify and depose the “key players”

  • Start big – start at the top – both in depositions and in the discovery of electronically stored information.

Using his Flowchart of Litigation, Hedges guides you through all the steps to take before the 26(f) conference, which will save you and your client time, expense, and aggravation!




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Ronald J. Hedges is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges LLC and is of counsel to Corodemus & Corodemus. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Mr. Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. He was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. Mr. Hedges was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills.  He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. He was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Mr. Hedges is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Texas. He is also admitted to the bars of various courts of the United States.



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