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Friday, April 30, 2004

A Call for Comments  

A Call for Comments


Alextronic has been asked by more than one person to do a text book on EDD... This is an outline that I have come up with and would like to see if the flow makes sense you y'all. I'd welcome any comments in the comment button or privately to Alex at

Chapter 1 – The Electronic Evidence Explosion
The Pervasiveness of Electronic Evidence Today
The Benefits of Electronic Evidence
A brief history of litigation support
The Emergence of EDD
What is Metadata?
Evidentiary Requirements in Federal/State Courts
Ethical Obligations
The Benefits of Electronic Evidence Recap

Chapter 2 - Creation and Storage of Electronic Information
Creating Electronic Information
Safeguards While Harvesting

Chapter 3 – Common Types of Discoverable Electronic Data
Data Types
E-Mail Formats
Handling E-Mail Attachments
Electronic Messaging and Internet
Word Processing and Text Documents
Digital Fax
Presentation Software·
Digital VoiceMail

Chapter 4 - 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 5 – Review Platforms
What is a Litigation Support Database?
How does EDD Integrate with Standard Evidence Output?
Access Models (Local, On-Line, Networked)
Product Leaders
Boolean Logic
Concept Based Querying
Briefcasing and Portability
Integration with Other Applications
Suggested Workflow
Time Lines
Trial Presentation Tools

Chapter 6 – Sleuths and Refs
Computer Forensics
Court Appointed Discovery Referees
EDD Processing Service Bureaus
What to Look For When Selecting an EDD Vendor

Chapter 7 – Civil Procedure Before Trial
Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Bracing for Trial
Litigation Readiness Strategies
Duty to Preserve (Preservation Letter)
Retention Policy
Sanctions/Negative Inferences
Requesting Evidence
PreTrial Motions

Chapter 8 – Black Letter Law
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence
State Statutues
New Legislation

Chapter 9 – CaseLaw
Stare Decisis
Top Ten Cases Affecting EDD
How to Validate EDD Caselaw
How to Keep Current with EDD Caselaw

Chapter 10 - Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
Judicial Notice
Admissibility Requirements
Best Evidence Rule
Hearsay and its Exceptions
Using Experts
Trial Technology

Chapter 11 – What will Tomorrow Bring?

Discoverability of New Communication Mediums
Advanced Querying and Culling

Chapter 12 - Top Ten Lists


posted by Alexander | 8:49 PM


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