Federal Pocket Guide 2012

Welcome to eLL blog’s three part review of the Second Edition of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges (2012), released by the Federal Judicial Center.  The new edition is key to understanding how judges view eDiscovery requests and how attorneys can avoid costly sanctions and unnecessary and damaging production.  The Guide is comprehensive and expands on many of the fundamental issues surrounding electronic discovery that have further developed since the first edition.


Part One focuses on Rule 16 conferences and the scope of electronic discovery under Rule 26.

Part Two focuses on cost-shifting, subpoenas and implicated third parties, and form of production

Part Three focuses on privilege and waiver, preservation, spoliation, and sanctions

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