E-Discovery

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.

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Second Edition In 2007, following the adoption of the 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, IAALS published its first edition of...
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In 2012, IAALS published the second edition of Navigating the Hazards of E-Discovery: A Manual for Judges in State Courts Across the Nation , which...
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This report is a must read for small and mid-sized businesses and organizations without e-discovery plans in place. It provides a guide to creating...
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IAALS reached out to those in the trenches – businesses, courts and the legal community – to provide a snapshot of today’s electronic discovery...
Events
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Sep 19, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
IAALS and the National Judicial College co-hosted the 2nd Annual Educational Summit for State Court Judges: Unlocking E-Discovery. The Summit...
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Jun 22, 2012 to Jun 23, 2012
In June 2012, IAALS hosted a two-day Summit on e-discovery, including separate sessions for practitioners and state court judges. On Friday, June 22...

Recent Blog Posts

Updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a rising crop of tech savvy attorneys have Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola (Ret.) of the U.S...
The federal rule amendments that went into effect on December 1, 2015, represent the culmination of years of effort dedicated to improving our civil...