Ediscovery and its Relationship with the Legal Process

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This process supports the searching and presenting of evidence that has been found through digital techniques and methods.

The legal process, electronic discovery, which is also known as ediscovery has helped develop the legal profession and speed up the process of justice delivery. For instance, the process, which was initially based on paper evidence that would be manipulated, changed or lost in process, is witnessing a new way in which evidence cannot just disappear. This has helped boost the rates at which evidence is collected and presented in court before verdicts and judgment is passed. In addition to this, the fact that evidence cannot be inaccurate tends to lower the number of people convicted wrongfully. This promotes the administration of justice.

Apart from the benefits that can be attributed to eDiscovery, the process also faces a number of challenges. The first challenge that faces the use of ediscovery in the legal process it is the culture shock that is associated with drastic use and reliance on digital evidence. There have been a huge number of resistant elements to the process in different quotes. The most affected professionals are attorneys who have had to content with explaining technological and technical matters in court, when they admit evidence. For many of them, the process is somewhat tiring and demanding.

The second challenge that is currently facing the use of ediscovery in the legal process is the procedure of searching for evidence. The fact that the process or evidence has to go through a huge number of people before it is admitted in court as proof has been critiqued by many experts. The process not only increases the time taken to present evidence in court. It also provides room for tampering, especially where conspiracies and other intricacies affect a particular case matter. Although this is generally rare, it has been seen in some areas.

Overall, the use of ediscovery has helped the legal practice develop in leaps and bounds. It has helped expedite court cases that stalled because of lost documents, collusions to avert justice and other factors. It has also lessened the reliance on tedious paper techniques that were not effective in the delivery of swift justice. Although the methods require attorneys to learn one or two truths about code and computer architecture, ediscovery ensures that justice is found and cases determined in totality. With the advent of equal representation and fairness in the justice systesystem, ediscovery is a process that has helped the course of justice be fair and transparent. 

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This article was written by Bradley Morton, he is a law student interested in the legal discovery process and hoping to one day be an attorney. He believes that technology has the power to revolutionize legal proceedings, through things like electronic discovery.

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This article was published on 2012/04/20