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E-Discovery Identification and Preservation Questionnaire

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The Electronic Discovery Identification and Preservation Questionnaire is designed to help identify, preserve, and collect electronically stored information (ESI) for discovery.  The questions contained therein may be best answered by the opposing party's IT personnel.  It is highly recommended that a representative from the Litigation Support Team of the opposing party participate in discussions with the client's IT personnel.

The questionnaire will help you narrow the relevant time frame, inquire as to whether a formal Litigation Hold has been implemented, determine if there is a written records retention/destruction policy in place, as well as be informed as to whether any data destruction and auto-deletion policies have been suspended since the institution of litigation.

You will also obtain a description of the network infrastructure and organization of ESI, including, but not limited to file servers, email servers, application and web servers.  Also, the most important part of the questionnaire is to find out who are the relevant custodians, their names and locations within or outside the company who may possess or control ESI or paper documents relevant to the litigation.

For more information on this topic, please contact A. Johnson & Associates, LLC at 888-502-0586 or email me at ajohnson@ediscoverynow.net.

DISCLAIMER:  We are not attorneys.  We are not engaged in rendering legal advice.  We are E-Discovery Project Management Consultants.  If legal advice is required, the assistance of a competent qualified legal professional must be obtained.