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eDiscovery Update: Digital forensics presentation focus on cooperation

Last week I attended an electronic discovery and digital forensics conference in Orlando, Fla. I attended a spirited and informative panel session titled, “Judicial Perspective on Current Case Law Influencing eDiscovery.” The panel included three active federal judges: the Hon. ...

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eDiscovery Update: Proposed FRCP changes – Proportional and reasonable

Earlier this month, some of the foremost legal authorities on electronic discovery gathered at the annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute, sponsored by Georgetown Law. This annual CLE event draws jurists, lawyers, litigation support professionals and it is quickly becoming the must ...

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eDiscovery Update: Does money go to collection, processing or review?

Earlier this year, the Rand Corp. published a paper titled “Where the Money Goes; Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery” (Pace, N., & Zakaras, L. [2012]. Santa Monica: Rand Corporation). As stated on its website, the Rand Corporation is ...

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eDiscovery Update: 3 common objections to ‘dealing’ with electronic discovery

As an electronic discovery consultant, I often speak with lawyers about handling electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation. Too often, the conversation is about the complete avoidance of dealing with electronic discovery. I sense that this is either because the ...

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