Lending Library

Electronic Evidence & Discovery Handbook, The: Forms, Checklists & Guidelines

By Sharon D. Nelson Bruce A. Olson, & John W. Simek

Lending Library Number: 17

e-Discovery and the use of electronic evidence has increased dramatically over the past few years, but many lawyers still struggle with the complexities of dealing with electronic information. This comprehensive book provides lawyers with the templates they need to develop an effective e-discovery strategy, and to frame appropriate e-discovery requests. In addition to the ready-made forms, the authors also supply helpful information and commentary to bring you rapidly up to speed in the electronic discovery field.

In the 800-plus pages of this book, you'll learn the background and strategies behind effective e-discovery and find more than 70 forms and checklists you need, including:

  • Interrogatories for network infrastructure
  • Interrogatories for internet access and usage
  • Interrogatories for computers, servers and software
  • Interrogatories for backup systems
  • Interrogatories for e-mail
  • Interrogatories for instant messages
  • Interrogatories for remote access/home issues
  • Desktop and server information forms
  • Evidence custody form
  • Guidelines for an electronic evidence protocol
  • Non-waiver of privilege agreement
  • Guidelines for hiring and working with an electronic discovery or computer forensic expert
  • Computer forensics services agreement
  • Preservation of evidence letters
  • Document-retention policies
  • Initial interrogatories subject to Rule 33(a) limitations
  • Plaintiff's motion for leave to file supplemental interrogatories
  • Multiple requests for production of documents
  • Notice of taking deposition pursuant to fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6)
  • Sample subpoena to internet service provider
  • Motions to compel
  • Motions for protective orders
  • Motion for sanctions
  • Rule 16 meet and confer orders
  • Orders for preservation of records
  • And more!

Plus: Appendices, a Glossary from the renowned Sedona Conference, and an extensive electronic evidence case digest with over 200 cases summarized! Written with a view toward simplifying the complexities of computer forensics, this is an essential resource for anyone who deals with electronic evidence and discovery.