Practical Applications

Practical Applications of eDiscovery Rules: eDiscovery White Papers

eDiscovery Rules! See what I did there? 😉 eDiscovery Today has released a new white paper titled Practical Applications of eDiscovery Rules!

The whitepaper is a discussion of important rules for eDiscovery and it provides some practical examples of how those rules have been applied (or, in many cases, misapplied). It’s based on recent presentations I’ve done, and it uses actual case examples – including recent highly public examples such as Depp/Heard and Alex Jones – to provide practical applications of important eDiscovery rules!

Practical examples are included for the following rules:

  • ABA Model Rule 1.1 – Technology Competence
  • FRCP Rule 26(b)(1) – Proportionality
  • FRCP Rule 26(f) – Meet and Confer
  • FRCP Rule 34(b)(1)(C) & 34(b)(2)(E) – Form of Production
  • FRCP Rule 34(b)(2)(B) & 34(b)(2)(C) – Objections
  • FRCP Rule 37(e) – Sanctions
  • FRE 502 – Waiver of Privilege
  • FRE 901 – Authentication

The white paper is “chock-full” of links to resources, including the rules, case law and other educational materials.

Two things to keep in mind when reading the white paper: 1) It discusses some cases that involve political or controversial topics. I’m not taking a position on any of these topics, I’m merely covering the eDiscovery considerations about them; 2) Don’t consider anything being discussed as legal advice – it’s eDiscovery best practices to consider. So, please keep that in mind!

So, how do you get a FREE copy of Practical Applications of eDiscovery Rules? If you are already an email follower of eDiscovery Today, you are all set, and you will receive a link to the white paper in the next day or so.

If you’re not currently an email follower of the blog, you can get a FREE copy of the white paper (and any report or white paper eDiscovery Today publishes) simply by following the blog via email at the top right of this screen.


That includes the 2023 State of the Industry Report, sponsored by EDRM that was released last month! To follow eDiscovery Today, enter your email address at the top of the right sidebar where it says “Follow Blog via Email” to receive the report as well as emails with links to new posts. It’s that easy!

Special thanks to Brianna Kupras for her help in creating the report from my notes and slide presentation!

So, what do you think? Are you looking for practical applications of eDiscovery rules? If so, follow eDiscovery Today by email and you can get a FREE guide that can help! 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 author, 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.

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