Electronic Discovery

The Electronic Discovery section of FindLaw's Legal Technology Center provides free resources related to eDiscovery issues encountered by legal and information technology professionals. Electronic discovery has been codified in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. As a legal practitioner, you may have an obligation to understand technical topics like eDiscovery and Metadata. If you are corporate counsel, a litigator, or a compliance/policy officer, our eDiscovery Guide and eDiscovery Wizard can help you makes sense of the technical and practical considerations contained in the FRCP. FindLaw provides free articles and tools to help you navigate the complex world of electronic discovery.

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    • eDiscovery Certifications: Which One Is Right for You?

      From private companies to associations and organizations, litigation support professionals and lawyers have many options to become "certified" in e-discovery. These programs offer different curricula and certification upon completion.

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    • Self-Collection: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

      You need to collect data in response to a discovery request. Do you hire a forensic consultant? Or can you rely on your own IT staff or counsel to handle it? Find out more about when self-collection is, and is not, appropriate.  

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    • Examining the eDiscovery Landscape After the 2006 FRCP Changes

      Failure to comply with electronic production obligations can lead to serious sanctions, sometimes to the tune of millions of dollars. Let's examine important issues that have arisen and how courts have ruled in the aftermath of the FRCP amendments that became effective on December 1, 2006.

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    • eDiscovery Across Borders I: Practical and Legal Aspects of Multi-Jurisdictional Discovery and Data Collection

      In today's business, all information is electronic. Paper may have been heavy, hard to store, and time-consuming to review-but it was a tangible thing, easy to inventory, and it tended to be limited in volume, even in the largest cases. Electronic communication has led to exponential increases in the amount of data that companies store, and the locations where the information is stored.  

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    • The Power of Pre-Discovery

      Electronic discovery is about fact finding, accuracy, truth . . . and money. Corporate clients pay millions of dollars, in some cases, for the time and expertise of their lawyers and technologists. These costs are rising, the direct result of rising quantities of discoverable electronically stored information (ESI).

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