Electronic Discovery

Modern discovery is no longer about rummaging through boxes of paper - instead, relevant information is predominantly stored electronically. The wealth of potential evidence contained in massive volumes of electronic mail, database applications, instant messages and any other imaginable application or media has engendered an ever-expanding jurisprudence in the field known as Electronic Discovery.  The law has struggled to keep pace with the challenges electronic information presents for the legal process, including preservation issues, rising costs, privilege waiver questions, privacy and evidentiary admissibility, to name just a few.  Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006 and the Federal Rules of Evidence in 2008, as well as an array of local and state rules that have sprouted in response to these issues have brought Electronic Discovery to the forefront of litigation.  This course will cover what practitioners need to know in order to represent clients in a world that is increasingly computerized.

 

Credits: 2

Type: SEM