What Is E-Discovery?

July 30, 2018

By Law & Forensics

What Is E-Discovery?

With the widespread permeation of continually advancing technologies into our daily lives, it is inevitable that the product of those technologies, i.e., digital information, makes its way into the courtroom. This has largely occurred in the form of electronic
discovery, or “e-discovery”, where each party involved in an action provides the relevant information they possess electronically. However, in cases where information is hidden, erased, or otherwise altered, digital forensic analysis is necessary to draw further conclusions about the available evidence. Digital forensic analysis is analogous to more traditional forensic analysis. For example, in criminal cases where a firearm was used in the commission of the crime, but the gun is not readily admissible,2 forensic science is
necessary to trace the origin of the weapon, perform fingerprint analysis on it, and compare fired bullet casings to ensure the weapon used and the weapon analyzed are one
and the same.

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Watch for a one-hour practical overview of the new rules of E-Discovery, litigation technology, and best practices. The topics are geared toward helping you make decisions to better serve your clients and avoid potential pitfalls. This session is ideal for legal professionals who are new to E-Discovery or just need a refresher.

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