As litigators are well aware, nowadays it is almost impossible to escape electronic discovery (e-discovery) in any case. Electronic documents are involved in nearly every matter because that is how we communicate. There is probably no case in modern litigation that does not involve an email message, electronic file or social media entry.
As explained in an article our friends at Lexicata invited us to contribute to their blog, using ESI (electronically stored information) questionnaires is a helpful way to get a handle on e-discovery. ESI questionnaires permit lawyers to identify ESI custodians and find out what information and knowledge the custodians possess regarding a legal matter (or, in non-legalese, determine which witnesses have what information).
For tips about how using an ESI questionnaire can help automate and streamline the discovery process, check out the full article on Lexicata’s blog.