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e-Discovery For Dummies

e-Discovery For Dummies
Author: Linda Volonino - Ian Redpath
ISBN 13: 9780470510124
ISBN 10: 470510129
Edition: 1
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2009-11-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $31.99

Making Everything Easier!

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