This a quick post to pass on the news that John K. Rabeij will succeed Richard Braman as Executive Director of The Sedona Conference – the non-profit educational organization that has influenced Canadian e-discovery practice through its “Sedona Canada Principles.”
TSC’s press release says the following about Mr. Rabeig:
Mr. Rabiej graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University (Chicago) in 1975. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1978 and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University in 1983. Mr. Rabiej has published numerous chapters and articles in Moore’s Federal Practice (Third Edition) and Weinstein’s Federal Evidence treatises on issues about electronic discovery, asset forfeiture, and authentication of electronic evidence. His works on rules-related issues have been published in the Federal Litigation Guide, Practical Litigator, and Matthew Bender’s Forms. Mr. Rabiej writes bi-monthly expert commentaries for LEXIS-NEXIS on electronic discovery issues. He was elected to the American Law Institute in May 2004.
Ralph Losey is a core member of the American e-discovery community and has posted an announcement with some additional context here. Braman will continue his valued contribution to the advancement of e-discovery practice by serving as TSC’s Chairman of the Board and Co-Chair of its Executive Committee.
Incidentally, the Sedona Canada working group has recently issued a public commentary version of a paper on proportionality. It’s available here with instructions on how to provide feedback.