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Since the amount and complexity of data will only continue to increase, what does that mean for the future of eDiscovery and the role of lawyers in helping to use and manage information? We are at a turning point where lawyers in corporations need to think about not just where their companies’ data resides, but also what is in the data and how to manage it before it’s needed for litigation.
A 2017 federal case took a new look at how eDiscovery really works, resulting in the granting of full recovery of a prevailing party’s eDiscovery expenses.
A couple of months ago, a big change in eDiscovery happened and hardly anyone seemed to notice. The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) went into effect “to test whether early substantial disclosure of information can reduce litigation costs and shorten the time for case resolution.” The Program significantly cuts down the time for discovery so firms need to understand how it will apply to their cases.
As the volume of electronically stored information continues to increase, cost conscious law firms and corporate legal departments are beginning to scrutinize their eDiscovery budgets. This article shares several often overlooked ways to reduce eDiscovery costs while making the most of the smart technology and expert advice providers are able to offer.
The Florida Supreme Court made several changes to require attorneys to learn about technology. In addition to mandating technology-related CLE programs, it clarified that competent representation encompasses safeguarding confidential information relating to the representation, including, but not limited to, electronic transmissions and communications. As a result of these revisions, there was renewed emphasis on technology at the recent Florida Bar convention. As more bar associations require technology competence, attorneys need to take steps to educate themselves.