About the ESI Roundtable
ESI Roundtable provides relevant, community-based programming and resources for legal practitioners who do not specialize in ediscovery.
In 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were amended to define “ESI” (Electronically Stored Information) as its own form of document, and the Rules gave further information on how the legal system should handle ESI in matters of the law. Most states have since amended their local Rules as well. In 2012, the American Bar Association amended Model Rule 1.1, Comment 8 as follows: “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing education requirements in which the lawyer is subject (revision italicized).”
And now, as State Bar Associations begin to echo the ethical opinion of the ABA, attorneys are advised to either: (1) LEARN about e-discovery, (2) HIRE an e-discovery consultant or (3) REFUSE the client.
What will you do?