Semiannually, I compile a primer on some key aspect of electronic discovery. In the past, I’ve written on, inter alia, computer forensics, backup systems, metadata and databases. For 2014, I’ve completed the first draft of the Lawyers’ Guide to Forms of Production, intended to serve as a primer on making sensible and cost-effective specifications for production of electronically stored information. It’s the culmination and re-purposing of much that I’ve written on forms heretofore along with new material extolling the advantages of native and near-native forms.
Reviewing the latest draft, there is still so much I want to add and re-organize; accordingly, it will be a work-in-progress for months to come. Consider it something of a “public comment” version. The linked document includes exemplar verbiage for requests and model protocols for your adaption and adoption. I plan to add more forms and examples over time.
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