Reporters and Electronic Evidence


December 1, 2006, is a date that changed the world of litigation for judges and lawyers alike. You didn’t notice the earth shaking? Maybe we didn’t feel anything because

those tremors are only now manifesting in the court reporting world.

On that date, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were adopted to accommodate a relatively new form of evidence not contemplated when the original rules were first enacted. This rule has changed the definition of “original document” and established a new class of evidence, most commonly referred to as “electronically stored information,” “ESI,” or “e-discovery.” It encompasses not only document images and digital photos but also file formats commonly used in our everyday lives.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Nancy Hopp, CT Summation | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


CT Summation on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.