Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to…Release ‘Em: eDiscovery Best Practices

Told you this morning there would be three posts today!  As part of the Educational partnership between Ipro and eDiscovery Today that was announced recently, I’m excited to say that I will be writing a new weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog, to supplement the excellent educational content that Jim Gill and the Ipro team regularly provide!  Just like I do on eDiscovery Today, I will write educational posts about a variety of topics related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog is about best practices for releasing legal holds.  With so much data in organizations, it’s more important than ever to enforce retention and destruction policies to manage that data effectively, so releasing legal holds can be very important to an organization to reduce costs that might otherwise be required to keep that data indefinitely.  With that in mind, in the post, I discuss three opportunities for releasing custodians from a legal hold and two caveats to keep in mind before you release those custodians.  And, even link to a sample Release of Legal Hold Notice for you to consider.  You could have reasons to release custodians from legal holds throughout the case, but that may or may not mean you can release the ESI.

Even better, the post has a Kenny Rogers theme and a very appropriate graphic to go with that theme, so you can take a trip down memory lane.  RIP, Kenny.


So, what are the three opportunities for releasing custodians from a legal hold and two caveats to keep in mind?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  😉  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  And, of course, I’ll still be continuing to write plenty of posts on eDiscovery Today as well!

So, what do you think?  How does your organization handle releases of legal holds?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

Leave a Reply