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Category Archive for: Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 4: Meeting and Conferring with Opposing Counsel

The fourth in a series examining ediscovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions. This post examines meaningful ediscovery meet and confer sessions.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 3: Identification of ESI Custodians

Identification of ESI Custodians is examined in this post, the third in a series discussing legal ethics regarding e-discovery competency.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 2: ESI Preservation

Preservation of ESI is examined in this post, the second in a series discussing issues raised in legal ethics opinions regarding e-discovery competency.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 1: Assessing ESI in a Case

The first in a series of posts explaining concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions regarding e-discovery competency.

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Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?

Court holds that attorney lien asserted to recover unpaid legal fees attached to client's electronically stored information hosted by e-discovery vendor.

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The Revised California E-Discovery Ethics Opinion – What Changed?

Proposed ethics opinion is revised but guidance unchanged: lawyers must familiarize themselves with e-discovery or engage others with e-discovery expertise.

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Court: Privileged Docs Must be Returned but OK to Use Knowledge Learned From Them

A New York federal court ordered a party to return inadvertently produced privileged documents but permitted use of information learned from the documents.

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Lawyers Beware: You May Have a Duty to Preserve Your Client’s Facebook Rant

Ethics opinion: lawyers may advise clients to make social media post private, but post must not be deleted and must be produced if requested in discovery.

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