Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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WEEK

19

5 hours to complete
eDiscovery: An Overview. See Chapter 19 of the book for further reading

The world has changed and so is litigation. Litigation in the digital age is completely different from what it used to be decades ago. With the use of the Internet and cloud-based services, lawyers are now able to practice from almost anywhere in the world. With litigation streamlined via e-storage, e-Filings, e-Service & eDiscovery, the traditional approach to discovery of document in legal proceedings by way of peering into cabinets and boxes of documents is now history. With the growth of the digital age, virtually all documents are created digitally. Information that historically would have been kept in “hard copy” in a filing cabinet now originates and largely remains in electronic format, perhaps never reduced to paper.

With the new world of technology in litigation, not only has it altered the way litigators deal with collection, preservation, review and production of evidence before the court, it has also forced the courts and lawyers to rethink their approach to discovery processes.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

Because in no distant time, all discovery will be provided electronically and paper discovery will be confined to historical or legacy collections, it behoves on us to provide the appropriate framework to address the conduct of eDiscovery based on principles and standards that the bench and bar would adopt and develop over time as a matter of practice. The aim is to educate the judiciary, the practicing bar and the corporate counsel on issues relating to eDiscovery and how those issues can be addressed in practice. It is intended to provide practical suggestions for the profession on how to fulfil parties’ existing obligations, the preservation and production of relevant documents from electronic sources, and how to improve the cost effectiveness of the discovery process in both criminal and civil litigation.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • Discovery as a Judicial Process;
  • Electronically-Stored Information (ESI): The Subject of eDiscovery;
  • Forms and Sources of ESI;
  • Unique Characteristics of ESI as Distinguished from Traditional Paper-based Files and
  • Dynamic Nature of Electronic Data.
5 Videos (Total 00 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
5 videos
Discovery as a Judicial Process
Electronically-Stored Information (ESI): The Subject of eDiscovery
Forms and Sources of ESI
Unique Characteristics of ESI as Distinguished from Traditional Paper-based Files
Dynamic Nature of Electronic Data
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
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