We've talked a lot lately about what the digital revolution means in terms of litigation readiness. More often than not, the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ondiscovery of electronically stored information always feature prominently in those discussions, because they drastically change the implications of losing or otherwise failing to preserve electronically stored information that may be relevant to litigation.
Needless to say, then, I was not at all surprised that one-fourth of my two day continuing education last week was devoted to issues surrounding digital evidence.
In addition to relating cautionary tales like this one, posted by attorney Eric J. Sinrod at News.com this week, our speakers, Kentucky attorneys Michael Losavio and Jennifer Hans, gave us a thorough outline of what the new discovery rules require, what electronically stored information is and how it comes up in both criminal and civil litigation.
Three things in particular bear repeating:
Editor's Note: This post was compiled for information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.