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 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.eDiscovery Rules Applied to Social Media: What This Means in Practical Terms for Businesses
Social media communications and online activity should be thought of as an extension of "electronically stored information" ("ESI") and the discovery rules that apply when a company is in a legal dispute that would trigger a duty to preserve company emails and electronic documents.
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.Paying the Price for an Unsuccessful "Meet and Confer"
The "Meet and Confer" is one area in which many litigants still struggle to comply with the FRCP and judges' expectations. With the right attitude, the right information and the right technology and processes, litigants can have a successful Meet and Confer that will help counsel on both sides lower risk and improve litigation workflow from suit to settlement or court.
Bringing eDiscovery In-house: How Can You Be Successful?
When done correctly, in-house e-discovery offers numerous advantages: cost-savings, more control, and the opportunity to provide better client services.Hunting for Data: Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Structured Data in eDiscovery
Structured data is often part of the information that is relevant to a matter, and it cannot be ignored during discovery. More than that, though, this type of data may contain a treasure trove of information that can be very valuable to a litigator.
Electronic discovery projects are, by nature, chaotic. Learn how your legal team can bring order to this confusion and counter uncertainty with structure and management control.
Some of the best e-discovery review best practices are better characterized as the application of real-life lessons.
By now, you have probably heard about how important it is to preserve evidence related to legal proceedings. If you fail to do so, you may receive serious monetary and/or evidentiary sanctions that could essentially gut your legal case.
Learn more about the 2006 amendments to FRCP 37 and the meaning of good faith as applied to that rule.
Determining what constitutes ESI has direct implications for the overall costs of accessing, collecting, reviewing and producing ESI.