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Framing the International E-Discovery Issues: Data Across the Globe

Feature Stories

Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Esq., Vice President, Industry Relations

We live in a global business community fueled by advances in communication technology. An email can travel just as quickly from New York to London as it can from Madison Avenue to Park Avenue.  But the ability to conduct business seamlessly across borders raises some very interesting issues about which legal system governs these transactions. Nowhere is this more complicated than in the world of e-discovery.  In some countries, data, especially personal data, are sacrosanct. Conflict of laws issues related to data collection, processing and review all arise when those activities are conducted abroad and become even more complicated when data is removed from its home state.

Sedona Watch
The Sedona Conference® Goes Global

Feature Stories

Cecil A. Lynn, III Esq., Director, Industry Relations

When people think of Sedona, they usually visualize the breathtaking red sandstone rock formations of a small Northern Arizona town. However, in the legal community, The Sedona Conference® (TSC) means something different, although its name is somewhat of a misnomer as it is not a conference. Rather, TSC is a Sedona-based nonprofit research and educational institution dedicated to the study of law and policy. TSC achieves this goal through the creation of Working Groups or “think tanks” that seek to develop sets of uniform guidelines, principles, and best practices on cutting edge and novel issues of law in the areas of complex litigation, antitrust and intellectual property rights.

FRCP Readiness: 10 Practical Tips for Paralegals

Feature Stories

The amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)[1] place a tremendous amount of responsibility on parties to meet and confer to identify and resolve issues related to the preservation and production of electronically stored information. The rules also reinforce the notion that lawyers must communicate with their clients to become familiar with their clients electronic information systems and document retention policies. These responsibilities will necessarily trickle down to legal assistants and paralegals who interface with and assist clients in preparing and responding to discovery. The following 10 tips are aimed at giving paralegals and legal assistants a practical approach to readiness for the amended rules.

International E-Discovery
A Clash of Cultures and Law

Guest Articles

Philip M. Berkowitz, Nixon Peabody LLP

E-mail and other electronic records have swiftly become the most important kind of evidence in litigation.  E-mail is spontaneous; it is the equivalent of thinking out loud.  People say things in e-mail that they would never say in a one-on-one conversation, much less in a formal, written memo.  As a result, e-mail often contains admissions against interest, and provides a treasure trove of evidence that can be crucial to the success or failure of a case.

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