Introduction to E-Discovery

It’s pretty easy to execute a Google search on “e-discovery” and immediately become overwhelmed by the amazing volume of information available. Where should you begin reading? What’s fluff? What’s not? What’s educational? What’s marketing jargon? Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate Monday mornings to reading about electronic discovery basics. Each week, look for a new post to learn about e-discovery without becoming overwhelmed.

Let’s begin:

Start with this 2008 article from

Download this PDF for a collection of articles written by US Government attorneys

The industry “standard” workflows and protocols are all generally based off of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model found at


Learning about electronic discovery always begins with covering the basics. Build a strong foundation of knowledge to support what comes next in your learning journey.