Because of the continuing complexity of cases involving e-discovery, legal teams are required to work closely with colleagues throughout the organization. IT must be collaborated with in collecting data, and must interface with e-discovery software or service providers. Records Management, if such a department or individual exists, often holds the keys to big troves of potentially relevant data. And “line” employees, who can be potential witnesses and data custodians, must be contacted and relied upon to preserve any potentially relevant evidence.
Guidelines and certifications for custodians
Given the importance of preserving the data, here are some additional requirements to integrate into your litigation hold that IT and RMs can help you enforce when coordinating with them.