Monday, February 18, 2008

Family law and electronic discovery - News

I previously wrote that family lawyers and our clients need to keep an eye on electronic discovery. Georgia Family Law Blog's Nation's Top Divorce Lawyers Note Dramatic Rise in Electronic Evidence shows my concern was justified:

"A resounding 88% of the nation's top divorce attorneys say they have seen an increase in the number of cases using electronic data as evidence during the past five years, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). E-mail takes the lead as the most commonly used form of technological evidence, with 82% citing it as the main source. Interestingly, the survey also reveals that wives are more likely to make use of electronic evidence than husbands."
Know what is on your computer. Better yet, do not put anything on a hard drive that you would not want to see on the front page of the local newspaper.

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