Quick Guide: Rules Governing Ediscovery

Ediscovery

Download this guide for a refresher on the legal foundations of ediscovery, including pertinent rules from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their implications for ediscovery.

Background:

In 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to add electronically stored information (ESI) as a category of discoverable materials.

In 2008, the United States Justice Department published an article on the ethics of ediscovery by then-Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court, stating: 

“Because nearly all ‘records’ are ‘drafted’ and retained in electronic format, and the unceasing advances in technology make it easier and easier to access, store, transfer, and use electronic records, the resolution of issues associated with discovery of electronic data has become complicated.”

This guide covers the rules governing:

  • The importance of early communication in ediscovery
  • Obligations regarding preservation and production
  • Limitations on scope and burden (proportionality)

And other considerations. Download the guide.

Quick Guide: Rules Governing Ediscovery

Ediscovery

Download this guide for a refresher on the legal foundations of ediscovery, including pertinent rules from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their implications for ediscovery.

Background:

In 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to add electronically stored information (ESI) as a category of discoverable materials.

In 2008, the United States Justice Department published an article on the ethics of ediscovery by then-Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court, stating: 

“Because nearly all ‘records’ are ‘drafted’ and retained in electronic format, and the unceasing advances in technology make it easier and easier to access, store, transfer, and use electronic records, the resolution of issues associated with discovery of electronic data has become complicated.”

This guide covers the rules governing:

  • The importance of early communication in ediscovery
  • Obligations regarding preservation and production
  • Limitations on scope and burden (proportionality)

And other considerations. Download the guide.