Civil Litigation Section forms Electronic Discovery Practice Group

Issue July/August 2007

In order to stay ahead of the curve on how technology affects litigation, the Massachusetts Bar Association announces the formation of the Civil Litigation Section Electronic Discovery Practice Group.

The advent of computers, e-mail, cell phones and other forms of technology means e-discovery is an issue facing attorneys across the commonwealth. It is almost certain all genres of litigation will involve some form of e-discovery.

Daniel K. Gelb, Esq., of Gelb & Gelb LLP in Boston, proposed the practice group concept to the MBA and will serve as its chair.

The practice group, which currently has 13 members, will address emerging issues on electronic discovery and the manner in which they influence the legal profession.

Brown bag lunches, guest speakers, CLEs and written materials will enable the practice group to ensure a comprehensive understanding of how technology intersects with the practice of law and ways it can be used to improve the quality and efficiency of litigation.