E-discovery has evolved In just a few decades, from a “technique” to a fundamental component of virtually all litigation. That evolution has meant, in the words of Georgetown Law’s Molly Scott, “technological savvy has become a requirement for lawyers to truly serve their clients competently. That means understanding things like the implications of collecting data in a specific way, or the legal ramifications of preserving electronically stored information (ESI) on certain data sources.”
In this post, on the website of e-discovery firm Exterro, Scott identifies key takeaways from five years of judicial commentary on the issue, and what they mean for attorneys. Takeaway number one: Preservation itself remains a problem, and many judges say it’s the area where counsel need the most improvement.
For a unique opportunity to glean further insight on e-discovery, the state of the art and what practitioners need to know, check out a day-long program titled E-Discovery Day on Thursday, December 3. Educational webcasts will be hosted by Exterro, Brightalk, Today’s General Counsel, ACEDS, Corporate Counsel Business Journal, and others, and users will be able to interact digitally and talk with other attendees.