2013 benchmarking study of eDiscovery practices for government agencies

Discovery Insights

​Since 2007, Deloitte has surveyed attorneys, paralegals, records managers and IT professionals within the federal government about their experience in eDiscovery. Over time, a picture of the challenges government agencies face has emerged as well as the varied ways government agencies are managing their eDiscovery workloads. Review our survey results here, and let us know what your experiences are in federal government eDiscovery.

Are you prepared to address eDiscovery?

Government legal professionals contend with increasing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process, they recognize the value of eDiscovery technology to help manage that data volume. However, when it comes to the details associated with eDiscovery tools, processes and human support, there are gaps that are causing increased concern among attorneys.

For example, 80 percent of respondents feel somewhat or not at all confident that if challenged their agency could demonstrate that their ESI was “accurate, accessible, complete and trustworthy.” Moreover, 84 percent of respondents feel somewhat or not at all effective in their agency’s ability to deal with the challenges of eDiscovery. What is causing these concerns? Dowload our 2013 survey and infographic here.

Seventh Annual Benchmarking Study of Electronic Discovery Practices for Government Agencies

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