e-Discovery For Dummies
By Linda Volonino, Ian Redpath
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: October 2009
Pages: 360

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E-Discovery For Dummiesz

Learn to:

  • Follow the correct steps in the e-discovery process

  • Anticipate potential risks

  • Develop an e-discovery strategy for your company

  • Identify best practices in the event of litigation

Linda Volonino

Ian Redpath

e-discovery consultants

Be prepared for legal action!

Learn about e-discovery rules, protections, and vulnerabilities

Here are the issues, challenges, strengths, and limitations of e-discovery in an easy-to-understand guide. Find out how to identify, protect, and produce electronically stored information, prepare for litigation, avoid tainting evidence, and much more. It's a much better (and cheaper) way to learn about this hot legal issue than through experience!

  • What happened — explore the legal changes that made e-discovery an issue and what they mean to you

  • Your ESI IQ — get a comprehensive look at your electronically stored information (ESI) and how to manage it effectively

  • Set up a team — assemble a team of employees from your IT and Legal departments and establish how to work together on important e-discovery projects

  • Make a plan — identify potentially relevant ESI and how to comply with litigation holds

  • Put the plan into action — preserve ESI, redact privileged info, and produce ESI in its native format, including metadata

  • If you're challenged — find out how to evaluate admissibility and document your evidence

  • Be prepared — build an electronic records management program and policy and monitor compliance

  • Call for backup — know when to bring in outside vendors and computer forensics specialists

Open the book and find:

  • Why you can't ignore e-discovery

  • How to prepare for litigation

  • Ten essential e-discovery rules

  • How to create a data map

  • What data to keep

  • How to set up a document repository

  • Suggestions for controlling your e-discovery costs

  • How to review, process, and filter information

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