Overview1. INTRODUCTION TO E-DISCOVERY AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE. An Overview of E-Discovery? What is Digital Evidence? Factors Affecting Evidence Acquisition. Federal Rules in U.S. Courts. Rules and Policies Governing Digital Evidence. 2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF E-DISCOVERY. When did E-Discovery Begin? Overview of Metadata in E-Discovery. E-Discovery Perspectives. How to Read a Case. Overview of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. Introduction to the Case Study. 3. E-DISCOVERY PLANNING TOOLS. Selecting the E-discovery Scope. Factors in Planning Discovery. Using Digital Forensics Tools for E-Discovery. E-Discovery and Trial. 4. EXPERTS: THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE RIGHT JOB. Managing E-discovery. Digital Forensics Consultants and Examiners. E-Discovery Consultants. Special masters and Forensics Mediators. Best Practices in Selecting an E-Discovery Team. 5. DIGITAL EVIDENCE CASE FLOW. Preserving Digital Evidence. Processing Digital Evidence. Identifying and Reviewing Relevant data. The Production Phase. Arbitration and Mediation. 6. CASE STUDY ' FROM BEGINNING TO TRIAL. Early Case Evaluation. Starting Litigation. Plaintiff's E-discovery Management. E-discovery Organization. Pretrial Motions. Trial Presentation. 7. INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND LITIGATION PREPAREDNESS. Examining Information Governance. Systems to Assist with Litigation Preparedness. Planning for Multiple Litigation. Speeding Up Searches. 8. RESEARCHING E_DISCOVERY CASE LAW. Understanding the Legal Appeals Process. Using Legal Databases. Examining U.S. Case Law. International Law and Multijurisdictional Cases. 9. THE FUTURE OF E-DISCOVERY. Privacy Revisited. The Effects of New Technology. Anti-forensics in E-discovery. APPENDIX A: RESOURCES.