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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
  • eDiscovery Vendors and Preserving Chain Of Custody
    Provided by
    While sounding so deceptively simple, many chain of custody issues are actually quite challenging to legally uphold when it comes to electronic evidence. This is because, for purposes of authenticity, all potentially relevant electronic data must be accounted for from the discovery phase all the way though trial. At trial, it is crucial to physically document the chain of custody of all potentially relevant data to disprove any actual or possible tampering.

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  • Current eDiscovery Trends
    Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
    By now, practically everyone even remotely involved in litigation in the United States knows that discovery of electronic information, E-Discovery, has become a very big deal, especially in light of related amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure enacted more than a year ago.

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  • eDiscovery Services
    Provided by Robert K. Peddycord of DSI Technology Escrow Services
    With the recent explosion of the Web, it will not be surprising to see a significant increase in the number of lawsuits filed regarding Web site intellectual property rights. Part of the problem is the relative ease of illegally copying text, graphics, animation and sound from a Web site. The much harder task will be to catch, and then to successfully prosecute the culprits.

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  • What Every Business Owner Needs To Know About eDiscovery
    Provided by Timothy J. Hogan of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons
    Electronic discovery does not refer to a simple, cheap means of responding to requests for information and documents in litigation. It involves searching your company's computer network to locate and produce potentially large volumes of electronically stored items, e.g. emails, attachments, spreadsheets and drawings, and may include producing metadata (data hidden in documents regarding authors and times of document creation) and drafts of documents that have been "deleted" from computers.

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  • The Dangers of Using Evidentiary Recordings Without Transcripts
    Provided by Joel Charles of Joel Charles
    Written transcripts of audio evidence are an extremely helpful tool in defending litigation. Frequently, in both civil and criminal trials, recordings to be placed into evidence by the prosecution are submitted to the defense without the accompaniment of a transcript. This article will explain some of the dangers associated with using audio evidence without a transcript.

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  • ZyLAB and e-Disclosure Expert Chris Dale Campaign to Bridge Legal and IT Gap
    Provided by ZyLAB
    Paper and webinar address the challenges of differing priorities and levels of understanding between the departments.

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  • eDiscovery Update: ABA Ethics Opinion Approves of Metadata Use
    Provided by Kevin Fayle of FindLaw
    A new ethics opinion from the American Bar Association has set standards for attorneys confronted with the dangerous and controversial issue of metadata included in electronic documents. According to the ABA, attorneys may search for and use information contained in metadata, even if the documents originated with opposing counsel.

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  • Guidance Software Takes Center Stage at LegalTech New York
    Provided by Guidance Software, Inc.
    Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), the world leader in digital investigations, is expanding its presence at LegalTech New York to address the explosive demand for electronic evidence discovery ("eDiscovery'), particularly for in-house counsel who are increasingly seeking to systemize their internal processes to address the challenge.

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  • A Discussion of Legal Ethics Issues Within eDiscovery
    Provided by
    On April 12, 2006 the United States Supreme Court approved the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). The new proposed rules and amendments took effect on December 1, 2006.

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  • eMag Announces New EDD Application Offering Unique Access into Unstructured and Restored Data
    Provided by
    eMag Solutions, a leading international electronic discovery company, today announced the availability of its new eMag PreVu software application at the LegalTech New York Conference. eMag PreVu, a raw data preview software application, provides a structured view into otherwise unstructured data, allowing users to better understand the scope of case information prior and subsequent to Meet & Confer sessions.

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