Check out this post in the WSJ Law Blog, that they picked up from Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABAJournal.com and Catalyst E-Discovery Blog. Apparently, lawyers are paying a price for not paying enough care to their e-discovery issues.
Oh, electronic discovery.*
You were supposed to make life so much easier for everyone. Yes, you were expensive, what with your vendors charging fortunes-per-terabyte. But the promise was so high: No more conference rooms with boxes of documents (pictured). No more page-by-page document reviews for associates. No more tedious needle-in-the-haystack searches for relevant words and phrases.
And because you would make discovery so efficient, there’d be no more missed deadlines, no more mistakes, no more sanctions.
From all accounts, electronic discovery is accomplishing a lot of this. But according to a new study done by King & Spalding and reported in the Duke Law Journal, lawyers are getting sanctioned for electronic-discovery violations at an unprecedented rate…
Hat Tip: Debbie Westwood