Massachusetts law about electronic discovery

A compilation of rules, guidelines, and web sources on electronic discovery law.

Table of Contents

Court rules

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure
The reporter’s notes to Rule 26 provide an ongoing history of the amendments to rules on electronic discovery.

Guidelines

Guidelines for state trial courts regarding discovery of electronically-stored information, Conference of Chief Justices, August 2006.

Uniform rules relating to the discovery of electronically stored information, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2007

Web sources

Electronic discovery, Findlaw
A large collection of articles on all aspects of e-discovery

The ESI report, Legal Talk Network 
A series of podcasts on a variety of e-discovery issues. 

Introduction to the new world of e-discovery, Findlaw
"This overview will introduce some of the key concepts in the e-discovery process, and help to give a sense of what areas you should focus on as you navigate the sometimes stormy seas of e-discovery."

Managing discovery of electronic information: a pocket guide for judges, 2007
"This second-edition pocket guide helps federal judges manage the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI)."

Massachusetts rules for e-discovery: a two-page guide, Evidox, 2014.
Simple annotated list of all court rules that affect e-discovery.

Print sources

Arkfeld on electronic discovery and evidence, by Michael R. Arkfeld, Law Partner Pub., loose-leaf

E-discovery: four unique perspectives, by Carter Douglas Morse, MCLE, 2007.

E-discovery for everyone, by Ralph C. Losey. American Bar Association, 2016.

The ethics of e-discovery, by John M. Barkett, ABA, 2009

Massachusetts discovery practice, MCLE, loose-leaf, §20. Includes forms on CD

Massachusetts e-discovery and evidence: LexisNexis practice guide, by Jonathan Sablone, Lexis, annual

Massachusetts e-discovery & evidence : preservation through trial, by Daniel K. Gelb, Richard M. Gelb  (MCLE New England, 2017).

Massachusetts expert witnesses, MCLE 2018 (loose-leaf).
Chapter 9, Digital Discovery.

Preserving electronically stored information: a practical approach, by Jeffrey J. Fowler, BNA, 2011.

Privilege issues in the age of electronic discovery, by David J. Lender, BNA, 2013.

Contact

Phone

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Online

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Reference librarians via email masslawlib@gmail.com

Address

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Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: July 5, 2019
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