Your discovery process involves electronic evidence and electronically stored information (ESI) more than ever before. Mastery of e-discovery is essential—whether you need a basic understanding of the language and the risks, or need advice on managing ESI and uncovering hidden electronic evidence. All litigators must stay apprised on how courts are ruling on electronic discovery issues.
Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, Fourth Edition, (updated biannually), and four Best Practice Guides, provide comprehensive guidance, with clear explanation of the technical concepts, as well as discussion of the latest legal developments in this area.
BEST VALUE! Your purchase of the 1,500 page treatise includes a copy of each of the four companion Best Practices Guides, which are cross-referenced to the treatise and a companion downloadable ebook file which contains all the publications, forms, and other resources.
“Michael Arkfeld’s treatise on e-discovery is peerless among print publications. No other volume offers the encyclopedic treatment of the topic and its depth and breadth of scholarship. Michael Arkfeld lucidly weaves practical knowledge gleaned from years at the bar with a professorial commitment to case law and best practices. Though books on fast-moving topics are obsolete almost from the moment of publication, the loose-leaf format and ancillary online resources of the Arkfeld work insure that it can continue to deliver the best features of both media.
Michael Arkfeld’s book sets the standard by which all its successors are judged, and it has yet to be supplanted as the seminal work in the field. If you buy one book on electronic discovery, this is the one to buy.”
Craig Ball, “Attorney & Forensic Examiner”
The list of publications include:
Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (4rd ed.) (updated biannually) treatise.
Best Practice Guides (Guides are updated annually):
Also included is a downloadable eBook – which contains all publications, full text of cases and hyperlinked for your convenience, practice forms, planning guides, IT discovery questions and other resources.
Best Practice Guides
Information Technology Primer for Lawyers
The new edition of Arkfeld’s Best Practices Guide: Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals, is a resource for understanding the “information technology infrastructure” of organizations, locating “electronically stored information” (ESI), and managing it using computer technology.
This primer is intended to be used as a general reference for the identification, preservation, collection and disclosure of ESI.
The Best Practices Guide for Legal Hold provides strategic guidance, recommendations and practice forms necessary in preparing for and implementing a “legal hold.” It covers the components of a legal hold readiness plan to identify, preserve, collect, process and review electronic data for disclosure in a timely manner. Features include sample legal hold procedures and forms for an organization, preservation notice letters for clients and opposing counsel, and a section on information technology discovery questions.
ESI Pretrial Discovery – Strategy and Tactics
The new edition of Arkfeld’s Best Practices Guide: ESI Pretrial Discovery — Strategy and Tactics contains procedural steps, strategy and substantive law considerations related to the pretrial discovery of “electronically stored information” (ESI). These practices are intended to be used as general guidelines for the discovery and production of ESI. Depending on the unique issues of your case, these suggested practices may necessitate a different approach and should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Electronic Discovery and Evidence
The 2018-2019 edition of the Best Practices Guide for Electronic Discovery and Evidence offers an overview and workbook for the myriad legal and technological issues that need to be addressed whether you are requesting or producing “electronically stored information” (ESI). The workbook provides a plan and pretrial steps for discovering and disclosing ESI. Also included is a “meet and confer” planning guide outlining the key topics and questions for a pretrial conference.