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Traversing the legal landscape can be filled with eDiscovery land mines and is fast becoming the new world that lawyers must navigate.

As the volume of case law relating to eDiscovery-related errors and disputes continues to evolve, it is apparent that legal professionals must either have subject matter knowledge in this area or retain someone who does.

While many companies in this space only promote certain services or products, Prism is known for its unbiased, product-agnostic consultative approach. The intersection of a defendable workflow along with the deployment of best practices and technology, from the inception of a lawsuit or investigation throughout the lifecycle of a matter, is integral to ensuring success. Savvy legal professionals have relied on Prism Litigation Technology for over two decades for strategic guidance and counsel. Our professional team calls upon years of "in the trenches" legal and information technology expertise to minimize risk, increase efficiency and control costs.

The Evolution of eDiscovery

These links provide the latest information and resources to keep you knowledgeable in the ever-changing world of eDiscovery.

American Bar Association

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Model Rule 1.1 – Competence - “…a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology …”

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Electronic Discovery Reference Model

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Principle 4 – Sound Process - … “Legal defensibility” as discussed herein is measured by various rules of civil and criminal procedure, as well as standards for the admissibility of evidence in courts of law, alternative dispute resolution, administrative and legislative hearings. These rules may require the application of scientific principles and practices to the legal process. Amongst these principles include defined repeatable processes, established procedures for testing and auditing results, and the potential for peer review.

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The Sedona Conference®

The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary

"What attorneys should be expected to be is competent within the meaning of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and/or its federal and state equivalents. … Moreover, an attorney should understand when she needs the assistance of an e-discovery consultant. These are simply not matters of ethics: Attorney incompetence in e-discovery can lead to the waste of court and party resources and unnecessarily increase the costs and time of civil litigation."

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Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

Principles Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

Principle 2.02 (E-Discovery Liaison(s) - “In most cases, the meet and confer process will be aided by participation of an e-discovery liaison as defined in this Principle.”

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U.S. District Court – Northern District of California

E-Discovery Guidelines

…“If a dispute arises that involves the technical aspects of e-discovery, each party shall designate an e-discovery liaison who will be knowledgeable about and responsible for discussing their respective ESI. An e-discovery liaison will be, or have access to those who are knowledgeable about the location, nature, accessibility, format, collection, searching, and production of ESI in the matter.”

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