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Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence

The acclaimed Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (3rd ed.)(updated biannually) treatise and accompanying Best Practices Guides are available to assist with your ediscovery needs. The list of publications includes:

Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (3rd ed.) treatise. 
Best Practice Guides (Guides are updated annually):
 - Information Technology Primer for Lawyers 
 - Legal Hold
 - ESI Pretrial Discovery - Strategy and Tactics. 
 - Electronic Discovery and Evidence                                                                       Companion CD-ROM - contains all publications, full text of cases and hyperlinked for your convenience, and practice forms, planning guides, IT discovery questions and other resources.

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 Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals

The Information Technology Primer (updated annually) provides a much needed primer in understanding "electronically stored information" (ESI), the creation, storage and deletion of ESI, and  the “information technology infrastructure” of organizations.  Understanding the infrastructure and technology concepts will enable legal professionals to apply e-discovery legal mandates in order to request and produce “electronically stored information” (ESI). The primer includes important sections in identifying, locating and managing “electronically stored information” (ESI) using computer technology.
Contents include:
 - Overview of IT in organizations and the electronic discovery process.
 - IT infrastructure of a company's IT people, hardware, software and networks.
 - ESI types, file systems and structure of data.
 - Sources, storage, locations, metadata and concealment of ESI
 - Computer technology available to search, identify, review and produce ESI




Legal Hold

The Legal Hold Best Practices Guide (updated annually) provides strategic guidance, recommendations and practice forms for legal professionals, including corporate counsel, in preparing for and implementing a “legal hold.” This Guide covers the components of a litigation readiness plan to ensure that your client can identify, preserve, collect, process, and review electronic data for disclosure in a timely manner. Such a proactive approach will contribute to your success by properly identifying and preserving ESI once a triggering event occurs.



ESI Pretrial Discovery -- Strategy and Tactics
This Best Practices Guide (updated annually) contains strategy and tactics for handling sixteen specific ESI issues throughout pretrial discovery. These include scope of discovery, preservation obligation, controlling costs, search methodology, form of production, accessibility of ESI and cost allocation, and much more. Whether it is a “meet and confer” or request for production, these are the sixteen critical issues to focus on in requesting or producing ESI.

• The Basics of Electronic Discovery
• Preparing an Overall Plan and Strategy
• ESI Issues and Strategy - Sixteen Crtitcal Issues
• Litigation Stages and Procedural Discovery Rules

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Electronic Discovery and Evidence

This Best Practices Guide (updated annually) provides a practical step-by-step guide covering the legal and technology issues involved in requesting or producing electronic data. It contains critical cross-references to the treatise where you can find more information on each topic.

• The Basics of Electronic Discovery
• Electronic Discovery Plan
• Steps to Requesting Electronic Information
• Steps to Responding to an Electronic Discovery Request
• Admission of Electronic Evidence
• Amended Federal Rules and Comm. Notes
• NEW - "Meet and Confer" Planning Guide 

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Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (3rd ed.)

Law Partner Publishing and Lexis are pleased to provide you with Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (3rd ed.)(updated biannually). Building on the well-organized and acclaimed second edition of this treatise, the third edition is revised, enhanced in both substance and format, and expanded to cover the latest issues affecting e-discovery.

These include: search types, protocol, and certification of search methodology; “legal hold” detailed analysis regarding “triggering events”; FRE 502 section analyzing inadvertent disclosure, attorney-client privilege and work product and limitations on waiver; latest analysis on cost allocation, proportionality, and “not reasonably accessible” issues, as well as a host of other ediscovery issues. This expanded edition builds upon the sections providing detailed analysis of technology concepts, authoritative discussion of court rules related to electronic information, case summaries of both federal and state cases, and an extended library of forms, checklists, and practical pointers.

 In addition to the significant enhancements to this edition is a new 47-page section entitled Information Technology Discovery Questions on the CD-ROM that is designed to use in preparation of a discovery plan, client questionnaire, adversary preservation questions, meet and confer conferences, depositions, interrogatories, and request to produce and inspect. It covers a range of IT areas including backups, custodians, key players, document retention policy, ESI types and storage media, devices and locations and much more. This is the first comprehensive guide compiling the many IT questions that must be addressed in any case.

Authored by Michael R. Arkfeld, one of the leading e-discovery experts in the country, the 3rd edition is authoritative, comprehensive, and user-friendly. The 1400+ page treatise contains 8 chapters and provides fingertip access to omore than 30 sample discovery forms, letters, and court orders, and includes dozens of practice tips and pointers. It also contains the complete text of relevant state and federal statutes, regulations, and each case is pinpointed to the appropriate legal e-discovery areas.

This essential work has been purchased by more than 10,000 of the top law firms, corporations, service bureaus, government organizations, courts and law libraries in the country. Of special note, the treatise has become the textbook of choice for law schools and is provided online for the SEC’s administrative and enforcement units and law firms across the country.


Here's your key to understanding the discovery, production and admissibility of electronic information, all in a comprehensive treatise.

  • Clear and easy to understand explanations of technology and legal concepts that impact your e-discovery decisions

  • Analysis and authoritative discussion of court rules and federal and state cases on electronic discovery and evidentiary issues

  • CD-ROM eBook contains all the content and actual cases

  • Case summaries on electronic discovery, production and evidentiary issues

  • Forms, checklists and practical pointers (preservation letter, interrogatories, request for production and many more)

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Chapter 1 – Electronic Information in Litigation
· Transition to Electronic Information
· Unique Characteristics
· Importance of Understanding
· Evidentiary Value
· Ethical Obligations
· Judicial Role

Chapter 2 - Creation and Storage of Electronic Information
· Creating Electronic Information
· Storage and Retrieval
· Storage Media
· Storage Devices
· Storage Locations

Chapter 3 - Structure and Type of Electronic Information
· Underlying Computer Setup
· Technology Staff Positions
· Directories, Files and File Formats
· Business Software
· Special Issues – Electronic Information
· Data Type - Generally
· Metadata
· Electronic Messaging and Internet
· Database, Spreadsheets, and Text Documents
· Faxes, Graphics and Multimedia
· Presentation, Audio and Video
· Conferencing - Text, Audio, Data and Video

Chapter 4 - Computer Forensics, Experts and Service Bureaus
· Computer Forensics
· Expert, Consultants and Service Bureaus
· Types, Services and Scope of Work
· Locating and Selecting

Chapter 5 - Collecting, Processing and Searching Electronic Information
· Value of Collecting
· Collecting and Producing
· Extraction and Conversion
· Production or Output Format
· Searching, Filtering and Deduplication
· Categorizing and Reviewing
· Types of Discovery Software

Chapter 6 - Discovery and Production Process
· Discovery Steps
· Preservation Request
· Search Efforts
· Sampling
· Production Steps
· Duty to Preserve
· Experienced Counsel
· Retention Policy

Chapter 7 - Court Procedural Rules and Case Law
· Federal Court Procedural Rules
· Court Management Tools
· Production and Protection of Case Information
· Initial Disclosures
· Expert Witness Reports
· Relevancy and Overbroad
· Limiting Discovery – Burdensome
· Cost Allocation
· Work Product and Attorney Client Privilege
· Protective Orders

· Search protocol and Certification
· Depositions, Interrogatories and Request to Produce
· Onsite Inspection of Computer System
· Request for Admissions
· Sanctions, Duty to Preserve and Spoliation
· Third Party Electronic Data
· Special Masters and Experts
· Injunctions

Chapter 7 - Appendix - State Cases and Rules

Chapter 8 - Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
· Evidentiary Issues
· Federal Rules of Evidence
· Preliminary Question
· Judicial Notice
· Relevancy
· Experts and Lay Witnesses
· Hearsay
· Requirement of Authentication
· Best Evidence Rule
· Specific Types of Computer Evidence
· E-mail
· Computerized Business Records
· Chat rooms, Newsgroups and listservs
· Web Page Content
· Photographs


Table of Cases


Book Details:

Publisher: Lexis
Format: 1 Looseleaf volume, 1400+ pages with eBook CD and Best Practices Guides
ISBN: 1422446212

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