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Conrad J. Jacoby, Esq. Conrad Jacoby is the founder of efficientEDD, a consultancy focusing on the areas of electronic discovery, litigation information management, and litigation support technology. A seasoned litigator as well as a technology consultant, Mr. Jacoby writes and speaks extensively about electronic discovery issues. From February 2006 through February 2008, his "E-Discovery Update" column on LLRX.com was made possible through support from Fios, Inc., a provider of electronic discovery processing services.

E-Discovery Update: A Contrarian Retrospective On E-Discovery In 2007

Conrad Jacoby’s commentary focuses on the tangible and implied impact to the litigation landscape in 2007 in the wake of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update: Deconstructing The “Not Reasonably Accessible” Standard For Production Of Electronically Stored Information

Conrad J. Jacoby clearly documents how the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure impact litigants regarding the proper scope of electronic discovery.

Subjects: E-Discovery Update

Discovery of Employee-Owned Computer Equipment

Conrad J. Jacoby addresses the issues of whether discovery requests served on the company also extend to home computers, cell phones, and other equipment personally owned by employees of the company.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Email, Information Management, Privacy

E-Discovery Update: Direct Inspection Of Opposing Party Source Documents

Conrad J. Jacoby explains how the perceived importance of evidence that could be unearthed through extreme discovery will be an important guide to whether courts will permit inspection of ESI over the objection of the producing party.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Understanding the Consequences of an Unsuccessful Meet and Confer Session

Conrad J. Jacoby discusses how the exchange of discoverable documents and information, including preservation and production of electronically stored information, is becoming increasingly important subsequent to the Taser case.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update – Discovery of Ephemeral Digital Information

Conrad J. Jacoby evaluates the ramifications of the recent decision, Columbia Pictures Indus. v. Bunnell et al., and describes how digital information must henceforth be analyzed when creating an inventory of potentially relevant and discoverable information.

Subjects: E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Finding the Line Between E-Discovery Expert and Fact Witness Testimony

Conrad J. Jacoby discusses specifics of why counsel should carefully consider the type of electronic evidence they believe will be important to develop their case and whether expert testimony will be required to admit these materials into evidence.

Subjects: Continuing Legal Education, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Choosing an E-Discovery CLE Conference

One popular way to stay current with developments in e-discovery law is to attend a conference or “boot camp” for an intense immersion into the subject matter. To help you choose the right conference to ensure an educational and enlightening experience, Conrad J. Jacoby spotlights program offerings that allow attendees to stay focused on specific areas and issues of interest.

Subjects: E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Recognizing Hidden Logistical Bottlenecks in E-Discovery

Conrad J. Jacoby’s column describes with precision and detail the technology, process and associated timeline involved in a data harvesting project.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Separating E-Discovery Myths from Realities

Conrad J. Jacoby highlights five “rules of thumb” about e-discovery that are commonly held in the community, and draws clear and exact distinctions between the myths and the reality behind the advice.

Subjects: Case Management, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Email, Litigation Support
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