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E-Discovery: What You Need to Know to Comply with Your Obligations in Litigation, Protect Your Client, and Obtain the Information to Win Your Case

1h 17m

Created on June 25, 2017




In today's litigation world, understanding e-Discovery is critical to winning your case. E-Discovery is the foundation for a successful litigation. It is a crucial part of the litigator's overall discovery plan needed to effectively pursue or defend your case. An effective litigator needs to understand how to obtain, protect, and utilize e-Discovery. This program will teach you how to do all of that, and more. This course, presented by experienced international litigator Jay Safer, will explore what you need to know to make the right and best decisions regarding e-Discovery. It will define what e-Discovery is in this electronic and digital age, and discuss your opportunities to seek important relevant information, as well as the obligations required of you as an attorney. Understanding the intricacies of e-Discovery will allow you to better advise your clients and be prepared in any litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to issue litigation holds and document preservation notices, how to work with your client to avoid possible sanctions, and the latest requirements under the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  2. Understand what is necessary to comply with state court obligations
  3. Identify what e-Discovery is customary in litigation in various countries around the world, and what to expect in U.S. and international arbitration
  4. Identify how to retrieve and obtain e-Discovery in your litigation, and common pitfalls to avoid
  5. Explore the different available means to search for needed and best documents, along with the programs available to you as a litigator once you have the e-Discovery you requested, and methods for searching through e-Discovery such as predictive coding
  6. Develop best practices regarding the use of contract attorneys, vendors, IT personnel, and litigation support personnel
  7. Consider the costs of e-Discovery and the consequences for your client
  8. Review how to handle ESI issues with your adversary and at court conferences, and what to expect from judges in the courts

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.

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