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The new Electronic Discovery Act plus federal cases raise the bar on what California lawyers must know and do to meet their duties of diligence and competence. The critical differences between the old paradigm of paper discovery and the new electronic landscape require lawyers to be adept at e-discovery. No longer is it sufficient to play catch-up. One must master e-discovery to succeed. To be prepared and able to take the initiative has outcome-determinate advantages where opposing counsel has yet to make the full transition.
Some of the topics to be discussed:
• Update on current E-Discovery law
• What one must do once litigation may be “reasonably anticipated”
• Writing and negotiating the case management statement as a strategic step in E-discovery
• How to demand the production of Electronically Stored Information in discovery and how to respond to such a demand