Discovery in litigation can be complicated and expensive, and electronic discovery is no exception. In fact, the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) often intensifies both the advantages and disadvantages of our traditional discovery process. Today, electronically stored information impacts litigation from small cases to large, and the challenges and opportunities posed by electronic discovery cannot be ignored.
IAALS has focused much of its time and effort over the last ten years on ways to improve the effectiveness of discovery. Through the Rule One Initiative, IAALS is contributing to the national conversation, monitoring and supporting related efforts around the country, and playing a leading role in educating our state court judges in the area of electronic discovery.
- Model Order: E-Discovery by Judge Grimm
- Model Order: E-Discovery in Patent Cases by Federal Circuit Advisory Council
- District of Delaware: Default Standard for Discovery, Including Discovery of ESI
- District of Oregon: Local Rule Amendments Adopt Model Patent Order, Employment Protocols
- Florida: Rules of Civil Procedure Addressing Electronic Discovery
- Northern District of California: Guidelines for the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
- Pennsylvania: Amended Discovery Rules
- Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program
- Texas: Model Order Regarding E-Discovery in Patent Cases
- Western District of Pennsylvania: E-Discovery Special Masters Pilot Program