In seven chapters and fifty-eight separate articles, this book introduces the exciting new field of electronic discovery, explains the latest trends and cases in an interesting and easy-to-read manner, and outlines the new interdisciplinary team approach to solving the unique problems of...
In seven chapters and fifty-eight separate articles, this book introduces the exciting new field of electronic discovery, explains the latest trends and cases in an interesting and easy-to-read manner, and outlines the new interdisciplinary team approach to solving the unique problems of e-discovery--where the talents of law, IT and management are combined. The book is derived from a popular Internet blog on an e-discovery by a senior attorney at a large national law firm. As such, e-Discovery is the world's first legal "blook," where, for the first time, a legal book includes reader's comments on the materials in the book, and the author's replies straight from the authors Blog. From the basics of e-discovery, to chapters on metadata, ESI, ethical standards, and the new federal rules of civil procedure, readers of all levels of expertise will find useful information. It includes in-depth, authoritative legal analysis and practical advice, not only explaining the legal issues, but also the technologies behind the issues. It is also the first book on e-discovery to include the opinions and analysis of many leading experts in the field, not just those of the author. It is designed as a cover-to-cover read to learn more about the hot topics and latest case law in e-discovery. But after that, it can be used as a reference book, to look up cases and arguments to use in daily practice. The book also includes an Appendix of useful reference materials, such as the full text of the federal new rules on e-discovery and the Committee commentary, local rules, model states rules, and an index and a table of cases. e-Discovery is also written in an easy-to-read style, making it perfect for anyone interested in e-discovery. This book is suitable for non-lawyers, too, including paralegals, law students, IT experts, and executives of all kinds in the growing fields of e-discovery and information management. Nothing is having a more profound effect on the field of law today than e-discovery. Make sure you stay on top of the latest trends with this important new book.