New ABA book makes e-discovery accessible for all legal professions

The practice of discovery of writings, recordings, photographs and other non-testimonial evidence in state and federal court civil cases has rapidly transformed from a manual method to one that is almost entirely dependent on digital or computer-generated information. Now, a new book from the American Bar Association makes this revolutionary change easy to master for all lawyers.

“e-Discovery for Everyone” provides an introduction to e-discovery that is easy to navigate, informative and comprehensive without being overwhelming. The book makes e-discovery accessible for the newly minted to seasoned legal professionals, no matter past experience with technology and the law. The book covers the most important e-discovery topics of the day — new methods of search and review, a discussion of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, practical advice on litigation holds, how to evaluate the reasonableness of e-discovery vendor bills, the advantages of transparency in selecting how to design a search for digital information, why cooperation during the e-discovery process is essential to success, ethical issues associated with e-discovery and how to confront and control e-discovery abuses.

Author Ralph C. Losey, a principal in the Orlando, Fla., office of Jackson Lewis PC, heads the firm’s national electronic discovery practice group. Losey has been involved with electronic discovery since the 1990s, and is an active member of The Sedona Conference and other e-discovery specialty groups. He regularly lectures on e-discovery subjects in Continuing Legal Education sessions and webinars around the country. A pioneer on the Internet with his website, www.FloridaLawFirm.com, Losey received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, his J.D. from the University of Florida School of Law, and was certified by The Florida Bar as a mediator of computer law disputes in 1989.

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