Most attorneys in private practice are employed by law firms with fewer than 20 lawyers and, in fact, half of all U.S lawyers in private practice are solos. When e-discovery came on the scene, these attorneys viewed it as the exclusive domain of large firms with large cases in Federal court. But with the increase in digital activity by people in all areas of their lives, e-discovery has become an issue in smaller cases, from domestic disputes, and employment cases, to even criminal matters – cases typically handled by small firms and solo practitioners. So, now firms of all sizes must know how to handle electronic discovery efficiently and cost-effectively.
Additionally, the initial Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing ESI (Electronically Stored Information) have now been emulated in over 2/3 of the states. Even the agreed-upon e-Discovery exchange protocol between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Federal Defenders for criminal cases has found its way into state matters. Coast-to-coast, from California to Florida and from states as populous as New Jersey to mostly rural states such as Louisiana and Alabama, e-Discovery is now a local issue and is a factor in cases of all sizes, and can no longer be dismissed by attorneys in small firms or solo practitioners.
During this webinar, e-discovery expert Tom O’Connor, will review available solutions and tools that will help you collect, store, and find the evidence you need for cases, efficiently and cost-effectively.