June 08, 2009
Free ILTA White Paper: Best Practices for the Legal Hold Process
I'm honored that ILTA asked me to contribute a white paper on best practices for legal holds. It's a topic near and dear to my heart, as I advise companies seeking to implement more effective hold policies and procedures. The legal hold process is a critical stage in eDiscovery. Implementing and executing a well-designed legal hold process can significantly reduce the risks and costs associated with eDiscovery and other compliance requirements.
Crafting, adopting and implementing legal hold best practices often raises the following questions:
You can download a PDF reprint here at LTG, which answers these increasingly important questions along with examples from recent key eDiscovery case decisions.
I also recommend downloading and reading the full white paper collection, made possible by the combined efforts of ILTA's Litigation Support, Records Management and Law Department Peer Groups. There are a number of great contributions on the subject which many should find quite helpful:
I frequently hear that what keeps GC's and AGC's awake at night is their legal hold preservation and collection process, or lack thereof along with the fear of sanctions for spoliation and other discovery violations. If your organization has issues with its legal hold and other discovery processes or you'd like to know how you can improve their repeatability and defensibility while reducing cost and risk, please contact me via either the e-mail link on this blog or the e-mail address in the white paper. I'd be happy to discuss.