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Electronic Evidence and E-Discovery

This is an essential evidence law resource for anyone who participates in civil litigation or electronic information management. Discover how traditional methods have changed to keep pace with technological advancements-and make sure your clients or organization are not exposed to unnecessary risk.
Publication Language: English
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$100.00
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Softcover | 200 pages

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433451815

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Are You Prepared for Litigation Involving Electronic Information?

Virtually every case today, from small claims to class actions, involves electronic information: emails, word-processing documents, spreadsheets and databases, metadata, digital photographs, and many other media. Electronic information can make or break a legal cause of action or a defence-or lead to a quick settlement.

Issues that did not exist a decade ago now play a major role in deciding the outcome of litigation:

  • What constitutes electronic evidence?
  • When do you need to retain it?
  • When are you obligated to disclose it?
  • How is it gathered?
  • How do you use-or challenge-it in court?

Electronic Evidence and E-Discovery is an essential evidence law resource for anyone who participates in civil litigation or electronic information management. Discover how traditional methods have changed to keep pace with technological advancements-and make sure your clients or organization are not exposed to unnecessary risk.

Features and Benefits

  • Discussion of preventative measures to help you manage risk before litigation arises
  • Electronic discovery strategy recommendations for disclosing and obtaining discovery of electronic evidence-and how to obtain e-discovery from non-parties
  • Sources of electronic evidence to ensure you protect, retain, and search all relevant media
  • Step-by-step explanation of how computer forensics can work to your advantage in litigation
  • Checklist of key steps and issues in creating a document management policy
  • E-Discovery checklist for effectively gathering and preserving electronic evidence during the discovery or disclosure process

Essential Risk Management Advice For

  • Civil litigators who need to know how to gather and present electronic information to support a case
  • Corporate counsel who strive to balance the costs of retaining and gathering electronic information against the need to succeed in litigation
  • Crown counsel who are obligated to disclose all documents in a case
  • Business executives and IT managers who are responsible for designing and implementing policies, systems, and procedures for managing electronic information
 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Electronic Evidence and Electronic Discovery
Chapter 2: Managing Electronic Evidence Risks before Litigation: Document Management Policies
Chapter 3: Electronic Discovery: the Obligation to Preserve and Disclose Electronic Evidence
Chapter 4: Gathering and Preserving Electronic Evidence
Chapter 5: Using and Challenging Electronic Evidence Effectively