Conference Paper Electronic Litigation and the Strategic Value of Metadata during Legal Proceedings



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Journal of Information, Law & Technology


Conference Paper


Electronic Litigation and the Strategic Value of Metadata during Legal Proceedings

Brendan Hughes

Attorney, Michalson Inc.

brendan@shoretec.co.za


Lex Informatica Conference, 21st – 23rd May 2008

Pretoria, South Africa

This is conference paper published on 30 December 2008.


Hughes, B., “Electronic Litigation and the Strategic Value of Metadata during Legal Proceedings”, 2008(2) Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT), <http://go.warwick.ac.uk/jilt/2008_2/hughes>

Introduction
It is estimated that in excess of 90% of all new documents are created, communicated and stored electronically1, however a recent survey of South African litigation practitioners revealed that less than 25% of documents produced during discovery or at trial are produced in electronic form.2 It therefore seems fair to deduce that South African practitioners routinely reduce electronic documents to paper during the course of litigious proceedings. This article explains why that habit falls short of best practice and why, apart from efficiency benefits, the diligent practitioner should be insisting on electronic discovery as part of delivering a professional service to clients.




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