Here is a great post about the ABA Techshow this past April, 2009. Verizon lawyer Patrick Ott and e-discovery lawyer and thought leader Craig Ball took litigation hold questions from the audience and invited members of the audience to present specific litigation hold issues to the group for discussion. The session appears to have been invaluable based on the blog post from ediscoveryinfo.
Some quick highlights:
Patrick Oot explained that Verizon built an internal legal hold solution, mostly because it has programmers on staff and it had simlar notification system in place.
Craig Ball quized the audience about litigation hold headaches. The chief complaint; lack of complaince and overly broad scope of the materials to be preserved. Craig then had an insightful comment to close the session:
I consider preservation letters a gift because it gives me insight into the other side’s real intention. If it says “save all the metadata,” then I know they are an ignoramous. But if they are specific in their request, then I know that I have to have my ducks in a row because they know exactly what they’re doing.
To read the original blog post, click here.