The explosive growth of the electronic discovery industry has spawned the birth of a new breed of legal professional: the e-discovery lawyer. This tech-savvy lawyer blends a knowledge of discovery practices with a mastery of litigation technologies to help clients navigate growing volumes of electronically stored information.
E-discovery professionals work with clients to create discovery plans that reduce litigation risk and mitigate costs. Duties of e-discovery attorneys include:
- Supervising all aspects of the e-discovery process.
- Counseling clients on best practices for preserving, collecting and producing electronic information.
- Advising on the latest developments in discovery rules and case law.
- Developing information preservation strategies and records management policies.
- Establishing litigation plans and litigation readiness strategies.
- Developing legal hold policies.
- Taking and defending depositions of IT, litigation support and records management staff.
- Supervising and performing document reviews.
- Taking lead roles in electronic discovery-related litigation.
- Developing defensible approaches to e-discovery issues.
- E-Discovery attorneys possess a Juris Doctorate degree and specialized knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and litigation technology.