The Discovery Update E-Letter Articles


Retention Regulations & Hidden Features (Microsoft Program Features)

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Following are a few of the key regulations covering data security, storage and privacy. Some of these regulations run into the hundreds of pages, so they do contain considerably more information than is covered here. EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) Applies to companies with offices in the European Union or which exchange personal data with companies in the EU.

Website Supreme: Supreme Court Opinions & More

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While Supreme Court opinions have been available on line from Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute (, the GPO ( and other sites, on Monday, April 17, the Supreme Court established its own presence on the Internet. The new web site,, provides the Court’s bench opinions, as well as other information for attorneys,

Ontario Adopts Electronic Filing

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The Toronto courts had a familiar problem. According to Ontario Attorney General Charles Harnic, “The current paper-driven system for filing civil court documents is outdated and costly. With 225,000 documents filed in civil cases each year in Toronto alone, having to go down to court and wait in line-ups to file wastes time,

FAQs About Exhibits – Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters

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Over the years, various questions have come up from attorneys and their staff regarding the court reporter’s responsibility for the handling of deposition exhibits and other documents. Following are some of the questions which have arisen and the general way in which such situations are handled. In this article we will be primarily looking at the issue from the viewpoint of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure since most states have fashioned their rules on the federal model.