Privilege logs are always a hot topic in eDiscovery, and EDRM has just launched a Privilege Log Survey for the Global Community. Here is information regarding the survey, including the link to take it.
The page containing the privilege log survey notes that the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has received a suggestion that rule changes be adopted to address difficulties in complying with FRCP Rule 26(b)(5)(A) (regarding claiming privilege and withholding information as a result) in some cases.
Here is the text of the landing page:
Greetings to our wonderful EDRM community,
We invite you to participate on EDRM’s Privilege Log Global Community Survey which is open today through Friday July 30th and is completely anonymous. We are happy to support our Priv Log Project’s work product, which gained thumbs up from 4 out of 4 judges in the Georgetown Sharktank, in a FRCP (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) opportunity for change that a formal suggestion by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Justice (LCJ) opened.
EDRM is a global multidisciplinary organization with participants on all sides of the legal spectrum including defense, plaintiff, government, non profit, and individuals. We seek the input of all constituents in this survey that will inform our collective approach to rules changes around handling privileged documents.
Thank you in advance for participating in our survey. There are 17 questions and it takes 2-3 minutes to complete.
The EDRM Privilege Log Protocol Committee plans to submit its Privilege Log Protocol as a possible alternative to manual log entry. EDRM would like to gather data on the current sentiment surrounding privilege logs, and then submit that information to the Rules Committee in the aggregate. Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses are anonymous.
Thank you in advance for sharing your insights,
Mary & Kaylee
So, what do you think? Do you struggle with manual privilege logs? Then, consider taking the privilege log survey! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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