Over the past year and a half, as our judiciary and members of the bar have risen to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, the adoption of technology has increased exponentially. For many of us, that has translated to zoom or telephonic court appearances and hearings, and in our experience, virtual trials. It has been a digital renaissance of sorts for a profession revered for its fidelity to history, precedent, and long-engrained modes of doing business.
While practitioners are catching up in some respects to this digital transformation, our clients, and the litigation spawned by their relationships, have been at the vanguard of this electronic transformation for decades. More specifically, the modes of communication they utilize — email, instant messaging, videoconferencing, social media, and customer relationship management (“CRM”) platforms — has put e-discovery at the forefront of almost every litigation.
Put simply, mastering the art of e-discovery is no longer optional for practitioners. From counseling your clients on suspending routine document retention policies; to explaining the nuts and bolts of instituting litigation holds on their computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices; to prosecuting your adversary’s failure to do so, e-discovery has become an essential tool that can change the complexion of any litigation.
So, what does the average practitioner need to know about e-discovery?
To discover the answers to this question, please click here for the full New Jersey Law Journal article.
Vincenzo Mogavero focuses his practice on business and construction litigation, representing clients in civil and criminal cases, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. He is also well-versed in federal litigation, admiralty and maritime law, environmental law, local government law, and complex civil litigation. Vincenzo currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Becker’s New York and New Jersey offices. To learn more about Vincenzo, please click here.
Sarah Klein focuses her practice on business litigation and securities arbitration, troubleshooting complex legal issues for individuals, private companies, and publicly-traded entities. She regularly appears in state and federal court, and also represents broker-dealers and their registered representatives in securities arbitrations and related regulatory proceedings. To learn more about Sarah, please click here.