How Has Electronic Discovery Helped Colson Hicks Eidson Lawyers?
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Evidence of Wrongdoing Leaves Digital Footprints
What is the biggest change in the legal field in the last 20 years? To Miami litigation attorney Julie Braman Kane, the answer is the advent of electronic discovery to use against big corporations in, for example, cases involving white collar crime or pharmaceutical product liability. Listen to her explain what electronic discovery is and how it has drastically overhauled the practice of law in this video.
The practice of law has changed so dramatically over the 20+ years I’ve been practicing. It’s not just the incredible use of computers, e-mail, the internet for everything we do. It’s more the use of electronic discovery, our ability to discover in major cases against major corporations what’s going on inside their computer systems. We now have the ability to go to the courts and ask the courts to give us computerized documents, electronic information that twenty years ago, we never could have gotten. And if we’re able to obtain that information in these big cases against big corporations that have big computer systems where they can bury things, we’re uniquely situated because of our resources to go and do a full evaluation of all of those materials, understand what’s there and find the key documents and information to help us prosecute our clients’ cases. Electronic discovery is perhaps the single biggest thing that’s changed the way we practice law in major litigation over the past 20 years.
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