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 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.E-Discovery 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.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.
Bringing e-Discovery 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.
See also: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.
The practice of Managed Document Review (MDR) has developed to alleviate uncertainty, inefficiency and costs associated with document review.
Free electronic publication of court opinions has occurred for over decade, and advanced searching of this online public record has yielded some offensive results for individuals.
"Big data" is a term that is thrown around frequently, but what does it really mean? Moreover, how does it impact e-discovery?
Corporations are continuously challenged by increasingly complex eDiscovery demands and disjointed processes to meet them. The sheer volume of email generated and stored today can be cumbersome for IT and legal counsel to deal with, and metadata further complicates the process since it is also discoverable and potentially relevant.
This article will look at the changing approaches and attitudes around managing ever-growing volumes of data involved in litigation and government investigations.