Extract from Jaliz Maldonado’s article “How E-Discovery Collides With Ethics and Why Attorneys Should Care”
The temptation to data dump e-documents has been too much for some firms and clients. Big data has made it too easy for a good attorney to become an ethically challenged attorney. During the course of e-discovery, an ethically challenged attorney may submit an enormous amount of electronic data during e-discovery.
E-discovery refers to the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information (ESI) when requested as a component of a legal proceeding. Electronic documents include, among other electronic forms of information, emails, documents, presentations, databases, voicemail, multimedia, social media and websites.