In today’s digital world, a trial lawyer cannot avoid requesting electronically stored data or documents or receiving defense requests for your clients information. Electronic tools and the data stored by these tools, such as e-mail, word-processing software, smartphones, and even many doorbells, security systems, and thermostats, are used by nearly everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of teleconferencing and web-based collaboration applications like Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, and business shifts to digital document retention has created new issues for attorneys navigating the preservation and collection of digital records.
To assist AAJ trial lawyers navigating the complexities of preserving, producing, and collecting electronically stored information (ESI), this Litigation Packet features valuable guidance and materials related to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, social media, and technology, as well as relevant papers, articles, and case law. Highlights of this essential resource include:
- Sample case materials related to preserving ESI, requests for production, court-ordered ESI protocols, and tips for effective Rule 30(b)(6) depositions.
- Information surrounding recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, associated committee notes, and analysis and commentary from AAJ member attorneys on the changing Rules.
- AAJ Education speaker papers and Trial articles related to preservation and production of ESI, social media evidence, ethics in eDiscovery, predictive coding, and computer forensics, as well as papers targeted to specific practice areas such as personal injury, family law, product liability, and aviation law.
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