Ernie the Attorney recently posted an excellent article on e-discovery, noting the increase in lawyer/client sanctions and general anguish due to ignorance of the range of material subject to discovery, and then how to find it and organize it. Clearly not just about e-mails anymore, electronic discovery offers a huge opportunity for skillful exploitation by the knowledgeable. Woe betide those who think they can wait to learn about it AFTER they get served with a request for production.

Ernie also recommends Michael Arkfeld’s blog Electronic Discovery and Evidence for continuing education on this ever-expanding problem area.