5th Annual Federal Judges Survey

Judicial E-Discovery Perspectives and Practices

Data from 260+ Federal Judges

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Key Takeaways from Exterro and EDRM at Duke Law

With responses from more federal judges than ever before, our 5th Annual Federal Judges Survey makes it clear that while judges are prepared to manage discovery when needed, counsel must be prepared, informed, and able to work collaboratively to achieve the best results.

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  • What judges expect of the attorneys appearing before them
  • How often and why judges issue e-discovery warnings and sanctions
  • What judges consider the most important e-discovery practices
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Survey Demographics

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Over 260 Responding Federal Judges

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Over 50% District Judges

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33% with over 20 years’ experience on the bench

Key Data Points

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Only 22% of judges consider themselves active discovery managers

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47% of judges have taken action to remedy e-discovery problems 3+ times in the last year

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Email (38%) and text messages (33%) remain the most frequently spoliated data types

Download the complete 5th Annual Federal Judges Survey to learn what you must do to avoid e-discovery problems and sanctions.

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