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FindLaw's Legal Technology Center's eDiscovery collection includes free articles on one of the biggest topics in legal technology. In 2005, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were amended to integrate electronic discovery into the litigation process. Understanding these complex rules may be crucial to the success of your legal matter.

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eDiscovery Articles
  • Steps for Managing Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Under FRCP
    Provided by Mark P. Diamond of Contoural
    Litigation always, has been, and will continue to be, a reality of doing business. What is changing, however, is discovery and its focus on electronically stored information (often abbreviated ESI). Recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning the discovery of ESI coupled with the explosive growth of electronically stored documents are exposing organizations to new risks and costs during litigation and the subsequent discovery.

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  • Now There is a Way for Corporate Counsel to Take Control of eDiscovery!
    Provided by CaseCentral
    In-house legal teams have daunting responsibilities. Managing multiple teams of outside law firms across multiple cases in disparate jurisdictions is enouch to keep any general counsel awake at night. And the challenges of managing electronic discovery for regulatory and litigation matters has proven to be a recurring nightmare.

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  • Corporate Counsel Can Control eDiscovery
    Provided by CaseCentral
    Are you in control of e-discovery-or is it controlling you? E-discovery costs and risks have become a major concern, not just to the general counsel, the litigation support team and the CIO, but now also to the CEO, CFO and board.

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  • Corporate America And Uncle Sam Need To Wake Up To eDiscovery and E-FOIA Obligations I
    Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
    In this article, FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod examines the responsibilities of the government and private enterprise pertaining to electronic information under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for electronic discovery and the Freedom of Information Act. This installment addresses electronic discovery; Part Two will cover the Freedom of Information Act.

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  • Metadata: Ethical Obligations of the Witting and Unwitting Recipient
    Provided by David Hricik and Chase Edward Scott of Mercer Law School
    As shown in our last column, software commonly used by lawyers often creates embedded data, otherwise known as metadata. As previously discussed, there are means to avoid creating embedded data, as well as means available to remove hidden data already created. In theory, at least, it is possible to remove all metadata prior to sending a document to opposing counsel.

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  • Corporate America And Uncle Sam Need To Wake Up To eDiscovery and E-FOIA Obligations II
    Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
    In this article, FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod examines the responsibilities of the government and private enterprise pertaining to electronic information under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for electronic discovery and the Freedom of Information Act. This installment addresses the Freedom of Information Act; Part One covered electronic discovery issues.

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  • Applying Judicial Common Sense to eDiscovery Burdens
    Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
    Since the enactment of the electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in late-2006, parties have been paranoid that the scope of their production obligations would be gargantuan, and that they would be compelled to search for and provide a wide array of electronic information, at a tremendous financial cost.

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  • Skills, Savvy & Something More: The New eDiscovery Project Manager
    Provided by
    If you know hard drives, tape back-up systems and electronic data exchange protocols from A to Z, you won't necessarily make a good electronic data discovery project manager. If you're a legal professional, intimately familiar with the laws and regulations governing a specific issue in a specific jurisdiction, you may not make a good EDD manager, either. In today's multimillion-dollar, multimillion-document lawsuits and regulatory inquiries, the ideal PMs are a new, absolutely unique breed.

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  • The Five Most Common Pitfalls of Outdated eDiscovery
    Provided by Guidance Software, Inc.
    Guidance Software Inc., The World Leader in Digital Investigations(TM), today outlined the five most common pitfalls associated with outdated approaches to eDiscovery. eDiscovery is now a standard component of the civil litigation process, fostered by a growing awareness among counsel and the bench that much of the evidence is digital. Without the right technology in place, discovery can be an expensive and time consuming experience.

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  • Internal IT Corporate Snooping
    Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
    While companies provide certain rights to information technology and other employees to access specified categories of data, they may not be aware that often those rights are exceeded.

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