eDiscovery Day

December 4th is eDiscovery Day, which is one of the largest gatherings of legal professionals in locations across the United States. Here at Consilio, we are happy to celebrate a day recognizing what we do and how we help our law firm and corporate clients. During the day, we will be attending events across the US, sponsoring a social event that evening, and our very own Judy Torres will be participating in a webinar on Stellar Women in eDiscovery.

As the practice of discovery has evolved over the years, its importance in legal departments has continued to grow. In the second half of the 20th century, laws and regulations were beginning to be updated with advancements in digital technology. After the year 2000, the focus shifted to figuring out how to make eDiscovery faster and more efficient while reducing costs. Here, we highlight eDiscovery as an integral part of the litigation process through a timeline of how it came to be:

December 1960


Dates, times, and essentially data, which describes other data begin to play a part in the world of law. Metadata connects the dots between one piece of data and its relation to another, and example being the early use of card catalogues in libraries.

March 1970

FRCP Rule 34

The amendment of Rule 34 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure gives way to a big break in the inclusion of discoverable data. This purpose of this revision was to keep up with ever-changing technology.