What is E-Discovery? By James Cortopassi

With the advent of the technological age, many centuries-old professions have altered and evolved; the legal profession is no exception. Many law firms now include a department or process devoted to e-discovery (electronic discovery), which is a necessary component of litigation. E-discovery takes place during the initial phase of litigation when legal professionals begin gathering all relevant information to the case. The process involves the collection of all electronic records, including word documents, audio and video files, e-mails, spreadsheets, and more. E-discovery can be an extremely complicated and time-consuming process, due to the vast expanse of electronically stored information (ESI) and records created and stored in a variety of manners, including network drives, personal computers, websites, and cell phones.

E-discovery was officially added to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006 through amendments and revisions and additions to already existing rules. The idea of altering the Federal Rules was first introduced in 1996 and thoroughly investigated by the Advisory Committee on Civil Rights in 2000.

About the author: James Cortopassi has more than 15 years of experience in the legal profession. James Cortopassi is a leader in Litigation Support and eDiscovery Services in New Jersey. Mr. Cortopassi services litigation that is voluminous in ESI and require advanced search techniques, including, sophisticated culling process, latent semantic analysis/indexing and predictive coding.
E-discovery was officially added to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006 through amendments and revisions and additions to already existing rules. The idea of altering the Federal Rules was first introduced in 1996 and thoroughly investigated by the Advisory Committee on Civil Rights in 2000.

About the author: James Cortopassi has more than 15 years of experience in the legal profession. James Cortopassi is a leader in Litigation Support and eDiscovery Services in New Jersey. Mr. Cortopassi services litigation that is voluminous in ESI and require advanced search techniques, including, sophisticated culling process, latent semantic analysis/indexing and predictive coding.

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