Former U.S. Magistrate Ron Hedges explores the world of electronically stored information (ESI) from a unique and studied perspective. He examines the properties of ESI – voluminous and distributed, fragile yet persistent, created and maintained in complex systems – and offers strategies for its protection or discovery.
Hedges explains the significant state and federal rules, pilot projects and initiatives currently underway and the potential and probable future of ESI in the courts. Throughout, he references the essential case law that governs discovery and the duty of preservation, cost control and cost shifting, and defines accessible and non-accessible information.
This is your best introduction and update in the rapidly changing and challenging world of ESI!
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Ronald J. Hedges is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges LLC and is of counsel to Corodemus & Corodemus. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).
Mr. Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. He was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. Mr. Hedges was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. He was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Mr. Hedges is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Texas. He is also admitted to the bars of various courts of the United States.
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