(*For 2019 and the years following, the submission deadline will be March 1 of each year, with the winner to be announced on or before May 1 of each year.)
The Sedona Conference and Hausfeld, LLP announces the William P. Butterfield Award for Excellence in eDiscovery Writing. This award will be presented annually to the winner of a writing competition held to recognize and incentivize innovative legal thinking and technical solutions that advance the field of eDiscovery and promote cooperation, collaboration and efficiency in eDiscovery.
WRITING COMPETITIONThis annual writing competition open to scholars, legal practitioners and law students, technologists, and others to encourage the advancement of the law and technology of eDiscovery and to promote the principle of cooperation. Papers submitted may be present innovative technical or legal solutions or proposals, quantitative or qualitative research, or other topics that advance the field of eDiscovery or promote cooperation in discovery.
For full information about the Writing Competition and rules, click here.
AWARDThe winner of the competition will be recognized in a news release announcing the Award, receive a $10,000 cash award from Hausfeld LLP and, at the option of the winner and The Sedona Conference, have his or her winning paper published in the net volume of The Sedona Conference Journal.
SUBMISSIONSThe 2018 deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018. The winner will be announced before 2018 year's end. Paper submissions may be e-mailed to Butterfield_Award@sedonaconference.org on or before the deadline of October 1, 2018.
For 2019 and the years following, the submission deadline will be March 1 of each year, with the winner to be announced on or before May 1 of each year.