The Western District of Washington has published on its website proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules, including the addition of language that specifically addresses the discovery of electronically stored information. The court has also published a proposed Model Protocol for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information in Civil Litigation, which was “developed in partnership with the Federal Bar Association” and which parties could choose to adopt or modify for use in their case.
To access the proposed amendments and/or Model Protocol, click here. Comments are encouraged and may be sent vial email to email@example.com. Comments must be received no later than 5 PM on September 28, 2012. Approved changes to the local rules will go into effect on December 1, 2012.