eDiscovery Expertise is uneven amongst lawyers

Judges Frustrated by Lawyers’ Lack of eDiscovery Expertise

eDiscovery Expertise is uneven amongst lawyers

Almost three out of four federal judges found it necessary to issue warnings or schedule additional conferences to solve e-discovery problems more than once in the past year, according to a newly released survey.

In the most serious cases, 13 percent of judges issued an e-discovery sanction during that period, the 2019 Judges Survey found. The survey was released by the Oregon-based e-discovery software vendor Exterro Inc. and EDRM, a community of e-discovery and legal professionals that was acquired by Duke Law School in 2016.

The survey of 264 sitting and retired federal judges highlighted the notion that they remain frustrated by the lack of ediscovery expertise of many lawyers who appear before them. [read more]

Source: Sam Skolnik – Bloomberg Law

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