K&L Gates Lawyer Quoted in Paralegal Management Magazine

In an article titled "The New Electronic Discovery Rules" in the July/August 2007 issue, K&L Gates lawyer Tom Smith spoke up on the need for proactive preservation and disclosure of electronically stored information.

"Lawyers cannot ‘punt’ the due diligence of searching for and identifying sources of relevant electronically stored information to their clients; nor can in-house counsel delegate the issue ot the IT staff.  The new rules and related developing case law place the burden squarely on counsel to understand the client’s electronic information systems and to be prepared to explain to opposing counsel and the court where potentially relevant electronically stored information resides, how it is being preserved, and how it will be searched, reviewed and produced."

While the full text of the article is not online, back-issues can be ordered through the International Paralegal Management Association.

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