Bloomberg Law
Feb. 12, 2019, 3:02 PM

Judges Frustrated by Lawyers’ Lack of E-Discovery Expertise

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Almost three out of four federal judges found it necessary to issue warnings or schedule additional conferences to solve e-discovery problems more than once in the past year, according to a newly released survey.

In the most serious cases, 13 percent of judges issued an e-discovery sanction during that period, the 2019 Judges Survey found. The survey was released by the Oregon-based e-discovery software vendor Exterro Inc. and EDRM, a community of e-discovery and legal professionals that was acquired by Duke Law School in 2016.

The survey of 264 sitting and retired federal judges highlighted the notion that they ...

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