Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence


By Michael R. Arkfeld

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The Fourth Edition of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence is a comprehensive treatise that addresses all the key aspects of the discovery and admission of electronic evidence, within the context of relevant statutes, regulations, and federal and state case law. Authored by Michael R. Arkfeld, Esq., a leading attorney and speaker, the revised Fourth Edition is enhanced both in substance and format. The up-to-date 1500 page treatise contains eight chapters as well as four companion Best Practices Guides, which are cross-referenced to the treatise.


  • Authoritative discussion of court rules and federal and state cases on electronic discovery and evidentiary issues
  • Clear and easy to read explanations of technology and legal concepts
  • Four cross-referenced Best Practice Guides
  • Over 110 forms, checklists, and practical pointers

Highlights of the October 2019 update:

  • A complete replacement of the contents of the Treatise, updated with the latest changes in the area of e-discovery, including updates on federal and state procedural rules, case law and technological issues.
  • A new edition of the Best Practices Guide for Legal Hold, which provides strategic guidance, recommendations and practice forms necessary in preparing for and implementing a "legal hold." It covers the components of a legal hold readiness plan to identify, preserve, collect, process and review electronic data for disclosure in a timely manner. Features include sample legal hold procedures and forms for an organization, preservation notice letters for clients and opposing counsel, and a section on information technology discovery questions.
  • A new edition of the Best Practices Guide for Electronic Discovery and Evidence, which offers an overview and workbook for the myriad legal and technological issues that need to be addressed whether you are requesting or producing "electronically stored information" (ESI). The workbook provides a plan and pretrial steps for discovering and disclosing ESI. Also included is a "meet and confer" planning guide outlining the key topics and questions for a pretrial conference.
Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence