Today Bloomberg Law is announcing the release of its 15th practice center which is focused on E-Discovery. Bloomberg is moving rapidly to consolidate existing BNA news, practice and analytical resources as well as creating new content to enhance attorneys workflow efficiency. The Bloomberg Law Practice Centers are designed to compete directly with competitors in this space: Thomson Reuters Practical Law and Lexis Practice Advisor.
The E Discovery Practice Center offers a comprehensive solution that integrates news, primary sources including both published and unpublished state and federal court opinions, tools, sample forms, and expert guidance. The press release indicates that this is the only resource of its kind available on an integrated legal research and business intelligence platform. The E-Discovery Practice Center will be available to all Bloomberg Law subscribers at no additional cost.
The practice center’s home page features high value content including a curated collection of fully searchable state and federal court opinions, state-specific discovery guidance and rules, and BNA’s E-Discovery Portfolio series. I don’t recall seeing a collection of state ediscovery rules in any other product. Since ediscovery touches on a wide range of complex issues, the E-Discovery Center links to other BloombergBNA materials in related disciplines. Including: cross-border data transfers, government and internal investigations, and data and privacy security.
The E Discovery Stages Page walks practitioners through the various stages and issues they will face during E-Discovery. Stages include: Preservation, Production, Privilege and Costs.
Here is the full press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMBERG LAW INTRODUCES E-DISCOVERY PRACTICE CENTER
New Offering Provides Litigators and In-House Guidance on Obtaining, Handling, and Deploying Electronically-Stored Evidence
ARLINGTON, VA (August 9, 2017) — Bloomberg Law today announced the availability of its E-Discovery Practice Center, a comprehensive solution that integrates news, primary sources including both published and unpublished state and federal court opinions, tools, sample forms, and expert guidance. The only resource of its kind available on an integrated legal research and business intelligence platform, the E-Discovery Practice Center is available at no additional cost to all current Bloomberg Law subscribers.
With the launch of this integrated solution, e-discovery practitioners now can quickly access a broad range of authoritative resources and practical guidance to meet the evolving, complex legal challenges associated with electronically-stored evidence. The practice center’s home page features the content that is the most valuable for practitioners, including a curated collection of fully searchable state and federal court opinions, state-specific discovery guidance and rules, and BNA’s E-Discovery Portfolio series, which together provide an entry point to other key resources. The solution provides easy access to a range of related disciplines including cross-border data transfers, government and internal investigations, and data and privacy security, enabling practitioners to be well-versed in the full range of issues they will face in any litigation.
“Bloomberg Law’s recognition of the way traditional e-discovery concepts and processes are impacting data privacy and security, business processes and preparation for government and internal Investigations perfectly reflects the challenges that attorneys face in today’s data-driven legal climate,” said Robert D. Owen, Partner in Charge, New York at Eversheds Sutherland and a member of Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Innovation Board. “This new offering from Bloomberg Law is such a valuable resource because it enables multinational organizations and the law firms that advise them to stay abreast of the varying rules for data management and discovery in the countries in which they operate.”
“With the increased frequency of data breaches in the United States and across the globe — and the associated concerns with how to protect sensitive information — legal professionals will get great value from this authoritative compendium of resources,” said Scott Falk, Vice President & General Manager, Health Care & Litigation, Bloomberg Law. “And the practice center offers the expert reporting from Digital Discovery and e-Evidence Law Report so e-discovery professionals can stay up-to-date on legal developments and trends that are emerging worldwide.”
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