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Federal Guidance Issued for the First Time on E-Discovery Best Practices in Criminal Cases

Recent widespread attention to discovery problems in criminal cases such as the prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens has prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to explicitly provide guidelines for criminal discovery through a variety of directives to prosecutors.  One such directive is a best practices protocol for the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in post-indictment criminal cases, released this February.  The protocol is the first public guidance on criminal e-discovery by the Federal Government and was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Joint Working Group on Electronic Technology in the Criminal Justice System (“JETWG”) after consultation with federal prosecutors, public defenders and representatives of the judiciary around the country over an 18 month period. Read More ›