New Electronic Discovery Rules Now In Effect in California

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What does this have to do with me? The short answer: everything! By now we are all accustomed to using technology such as e-mail in our everyday lives. While it is undeniable that e-mail is a necessity in today's world, it's important to recognize one simple fact: The message you hastily send today may be "Exhibit A" in the court of law tomorrow. Bottom-line: If your email discusses a subject that you would rather not share with the world, reconsider sending the information via email. After more then a year in the making, California Electronic Discovery statutes became effective on June 29, 2009. The act effectively does two things to current California civil discovery rules. First, it expands the scope of the civil discovery act to include Electronically Stored Information, often referred to as "ESI". ESI includes information which exists in electronic or digital format such as e-mail, photos, written or scanned documents or images. Typically, ESI exists both on home and workplace computers, laptop computers or other devices such as blackberries and i-phones. Second, the Discovery statutes lay out ground rules as the manner in which ESI is to be requested and produced.

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