Last year, eDiscovery Daily identified states that have not currently enacted any rules changes for eDiscovery. One of the states that had previously enacted eDiscovery rules changes – Connecticut – has updated their rules as Superior Court judges made several amendments to the Connecticut Practice Book that will affect eDiscovery and other legal practices in Connecticut courts.
A series of amendments to the Connecticut Practice Book, the document that governs all legal practice in the state of Connecticut, was adopted on June 20, 2011. Many of these changes affect eDiscovery practices as itemized below. The majority of the amendments, including those changes involving eDiscovery, are slated to take effect on January 1, 2012.
eDiscovery handling requirements are addressed in Connecticut's existing rules, but the revisions to the Practice Book lay out best practices more completely and explicitly, providing additional instruction for courts, attorneys, and their clients.
The relevant amendments to eDiscovery practices include:
So, what do you think? Do these amendments streamline eDiscovery and make it more practical and enforceable? Please share any comments you might have or if you'd like to know more about a particular topic.
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