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Duty to Preserve and the Legal Hold Process

Content Provider
American Law Institute CLE
Product
CLE
Run Time
76 Minutes
Recording Date
09/19/2023
Presenter(s)
Kimberly J. Todd, Marguerite E. Zinz
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Practice Area
Litigation
Persona
CLE OnDemand

Price $259.00

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Description

Discovery rules change, court interpretations and holdings change as well. This means well-settled discovery practices like legal holds and preservation measures must be periodically examined and improved to ensure parties are meeting their obligations. Failing to do this threatens litigation success, increases the risk of sanctions and judicial scorn, and can mar an otherwise stellar legal practice reputation. Avoid these risks by registering for this concise but comprehensive video program covering legal hold considerations and best practices so that you can avoid the most common hold hazards!
This course provides an overview of the common law duty to preserve evidence and the process of developing and implementing a legal hold. The presenters will share tips for recognizing and complying with the duty to preserve and explore the consequences of failing to preserve information that is relevant in a lawsuit or investigation.
The Duty to Preserve
> Overview of the common law duty to preserve evidence
> When does the duty to preserve attach?
- Triggers of the duty to preserve
- Good faith and reasonableness standard
- Factors courts may consider when determining whether a party was obligated to preserve evidence
> What should be preserved?
- Determining what information is subject to the duty
- Proportionality and Federal Civil Rule 26
The Legal Hold Process
- What is a legal hold?
- When should a legal hold be issued?
- How is a legal hold implemented?
- The role of counsel
- Spoliation: The consequence of non-compliance

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State Status Total Credits Type Of Credit Approved Thru
AlabamaApproved1.00General12/31/2024
AlaskaApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
ArizonaApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
ArkansasApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
CaliforniaApproved1.25Participatory09/19/2028
ColoradoApproved2.00General12/31/2025
ConnecticutApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
DelawareApproved1.30General09/18/2025
FloridaApproved1.50General06/30/2025
GeorgiaApproved1.00General12/31/2024
HawaiiApproved1.25General09/19/2025
IdahoApproved1.25General09/19/2026
IllinoisApproved1.25General11/07/2025
IndianaApproved1.50General12/20/2024
IowaApproved1.25General09/18/2024
KansasApproved1.50General12/03/2024
KentuckyApproved1.25General06/30/2024
LouisianaApproved1.25General11/07/2024
MainePending State Response0.00
MinnesotaApproved1.25General10/16/2025
MississippiApproved1.30General11/07/2024
MissouriApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
MontanaApproved1.25General09/19/2026
NebraskaApproved1.26General09/18/2025
NevadaApproved1.00General12/31/2026
New HampshireApproved1.30General09/18/2026
New JerseyApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
New MexicoApproved1.30General09/18/2028
New YorkApproved1.50SkillsOn-going
North CarolinaApproved1.25General12/31/2024
North DakotaApproved1.25General09/19/2026
OhioApproved1.25General12/31/2024
OklahomaApproved1.50General12/03/2024
OregonApproved1.25General09/18/2026
PennsylvaniaApproved1.00General11/07/2025
Puerto RicoApproved1.27General12/31/2024
Rhode IslandApproved1.50General06/30/2024
South CarolinaPending State Response0.00
TennesseeApproved1.27General11/07/2024
TexasApproved1.25General10/31/2024
UtahApproved1.00General12/31/2024
VermontApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
VirginiaApproved1.50General10/31/2024
WashingtonApproved1.25General09/18/2028
West VirginiaApproved1.52GeneralOn-going
WisconsinApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
WyomingApproved1.25General11/07/2024

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