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Massachusetts Law About Electronic Discovery

Court Rules

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure


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.

Other Web Sources

EDD-ucating Yourself about Electronic Discovery, American Bar Association Law Management Practice Section. This page includes links to many other web resources including web portals, blogs, cases, articles, and podcasts.

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. podcast

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."

Materials on Electronic Discovery: Civil Litigation, Federal Judicial Center. Includes Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, 2012, as well as links to articles, state and local rules and forms.

Print Sources

Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, by Michael R. Arkfeld, Law Partner Pub., loose-leaf.

The Ethics of E-Discovery, by John M. Barkett, ABA, 2009.

Massachusetts discovery practice, MCLE, loose-leaf, ยง20. Includes forms on CD.

Massachusetts E-Discovery and Evidence: LexisNexis Practice Guide, by Jonathan Sablone, Lexis, 2013.

Massachusetts E-Discovery and Evidence: Preservation through Trial, by Daniel K. Gelb and Richard M. Gelb, MCLE, 2009.