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Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence new 2nd edition provides detailed coverage on the latest case law, amended federal rules with case analysis, and procedural developments concerning electronic evidence. This edition covers all of the new cases and issues facing the issues of discovering, producing and admitting "electronically stored information" (ESI) in your cases. Besides the new extensive analysis of the amended federal rules, the new edition enlarges the discussion concerning search protocol and certification as well as the numerous federal directives requiring counsel to issue a "litigation hold" and proactively identify and preserve responsive ESI.

Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (2nd Edition) is a comprehensive treatise that addresses all the key aspects of the collection and admission of electronic evidence, within the context of relevant statutes, regulations, and case law.

Authored by Michael R. Arkfeld, one of the leading e-discovery experts in the country, the 2nd edition is authoritative, comprehensive, and user-friendly. The 1000+ page treatise contains 8 chapters and provides fingertip access to more than 30 sample discovery forms, letters, and court orders, and includes dozens of practice tips and pointers. It also contains the complete  text of relevant state and federal statutes, regulations, and each case is pinpointed to the appropriate legal e-discovery areas.  

Besides the new extensive analysis of the amended federal rules, the new edition enlarges the discussion concerning search protocol and certification as well as the numerous federal directives requiring counsel to issue a "litigation hold" and proactively identify and preserve responsive ESI. Answers on how to discover, produce and admit electronic evidence to avoid ethical problems and court sanctions can be found in this latest edition. The treatise addresses every aspect of the e-discovery process including ESI type, creation and storage, outside expert assistance, searching ESI, as well as the laws and procedures for admitting electronic evidence in your case.


This essential work has been purchased by more than 2000 of the top law firms, corporations, service bureaus, government organizations, courts and law libraries in the country. Of special note, the treatise has become the textbook of choice for law schools and is provided online for the SEC’s administrative and enforcement units and law firms across the country.


Here's your key to understanding the discovery, production and admissibility of electronic information, all in a 900 plus page treatise.

  • Clear explanations of technology and legal concepts that impact your e-discovery decisions

  • Analysis of recent case law interpreting amended FRCP rules

  • Authoritative discussion of court rules and cases regarding "electronically stored information" (ESI)

  • Case summaries on electronic discovery, production and evidentiary issues

  • Forms, checklists and practical pointers (preservation letter, interrogatories, request for production and many more)

  • Well-organized legal and technology content.

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Chapter 1 – Electronic Information in Litigation 
· Transition to Electronic Information 
· Unique Characteristics 
· Importance of Understanding 
· Evidentiary Value 
· Ethical Obligations 
· Judicial Role

Chapter 2 - Creation and Storage of Electronic Information 
· Creating Electronic Information 
· Storage and Retrieval 
· Storage Media 
· Storage Devices
· Storage Locations 
Chapter 3 - Structure and Type of Electronic Information 
· Underlying Computer Setup 
· Technology Staff Positions 
· Directories, Files and File Formats 
· Business Software 
· Special Issues – Electronic Information 
· Data Type - Generally 
· Metadata 
· Electronic Messaging and Internet 
· Database, Spreadsheets, and Text Documents 
· Faxes, Graphics and Multimedia 
· Presentation, Audio and Video 
· Conferencing - Text, Audio, Data and Video 
Chapter 4 - Computer Forensics, Experts and Service Bureaus 
· Computer Forensics 
· Expert, Consultants and Service Bureaus 
· Types, Services and Scope of Work 
· Locating and Selecting 
Chapter 5 - Collecting, Processing and Searching Electronic Information 
· Value of Collecting 
· Collecting and Producing 
· Extraction and Conversion 
· Production or Output Format 
· Searching, Filtering and Deduplication 
· Categorizing and Reviewing 
· Types of Discovery Software 
Chapter 6 - Discovery and Production Process 
· Discovery Steps 
· Preservation Request 
· Search Efforts 
· Sampling 
· Production Steps 
· Duty to Preserve 
· Experienced Counsel 
· Retention Policy 
Chapter 7 - Court Procedural Rules and Case Law 
· Federal Court Procedural Rules 
· Court Management Tools 
· Production and Protection of Case Information 
· Initial Disclosures 
· Expert Witness Reports 
· Relevancy and Overbroad 
· Limiting Discovery – Burdensome 
· Cost Allocation 
· Work Product and Attorney Client Privilege 
· Protective Orders 
· Depositions, Interrogatories and Request to Produce 
· Onsite Inspection of Computer System 
· Request for Admissions 
· Sanctions, Duty to Preserve and Spoliation 
· Third Party Electronic Data 
· Special Masters and Experts 
· Injunctions 
Chapter 8 - Admissibility of Electronic Evidence 
· Evidentiary Issues 
· Federal Rules of Evidence 
· Preliminary Question 
· Judicial Notice 
· Relevancy 
· Experts and Lay Witnesses 
· Hearsay 
· Requirement of Authentication 
· Best Evidence Rule 
· Specific Types of Computer Evidence 
· E-mail 
· Computerized Business Records 
· Chat rooms, Newsgroups and listservs 
· Web Page Content 
· Photographs 

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Book Details:

Publisher: Lexis
Format: 1 Looseleaf volume, 1000+ pages with CD and Best Practices Guides
ISBN: 1422446212

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