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e-Discovery For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Linda Volonino , Ian Redpath
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Discover the process of e-discovery and put good practices in place.

Electronic information involved in a lawsuit requires a completely different process for management and archiving than paper information. With the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure making all lawsuits subject to e-discovery as soon as they are filed, it is more important than ever to make sure that good e-discovery practices are in place.

e-Discovery For Dummies is an ideal beginner resource for anyone looking to understand the rules and implications of e-discovery policy and procedures. This helpful guide introduces you to all the most important information for incorporating legal, technical, and judicial issues when dealing with the e-discovery process. You'll learn the various risks and best practices for a company that is facing litigation and you'll see how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not already have one in place.

  • E-discovery is the process by which electronically stored information sought, located, secured, preserved, searched, filtered, authenticated, and produced with the intent of using it as evidence
  • Addresses the rules and process of e-discovery and the implications of not having good e-discovery practices in place
  • Explains how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not have one in place

e-Discovery For Dummies will help you discover the process and best practices of managing electronic information for lawsuits.


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From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

Linda Volonino is an e–discovery consultant and computer forensics expert who aids lawyers and judges in preparing for e–discovery. She is coauthor of Computer Forensics For Dummies. Ian Redpath is an attorney with 32 years of litigation experience in federal courts. He consults on e–discovery.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2761 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002XXGILM
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 20 Dec. 2013
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this item arrived in perfect condition and i would highly recommend buying from this supplier going forward , speedy delivery also
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to eDiscovery 23 Feb. 2014
By Vick_P - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good introduction to eDiscovery. Covers the important points that a beginner, non-legal technology person needs to know about eDiscovery. More information about the eDiscovery software products ( because software is how eDiscovery is done in today's world ) would make it more useful.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 19 July 2013
By B. Dahl - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the conversational style of the "...for Dummies" books and their consistent format. This book is exactly what I needed: a thorough introduction to the topic. I would definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! 7 Sept. 2013
By Chris NYC - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this is an excellent resource to go alongside and support or become privvy to e-discovery. If you're new to the field, it's a good book to have to use before a workshop, training course, or program.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Jan. 2015
By Teresa P - Published on Amazon.com
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Received just in time, new book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good resource 14 Dec. 2013
By bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
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Good resource for e-discovery. Glad I purchased it, have a feeling I will get a lot of use our of it.
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