Legal Technology Professionals Institute Debuts
Standard for ESI Stipulations
LTPI ESI Stipulations are an industry standard available to all attorneys and legal technology professionals.
November 10, 2015—LTPI Debuts its Standard ESI Stipulations
The Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI) debuts its Standard ESI Stipulations to assist legal practitioners in addressing the preservation and production of electronically stored information required by legal and regulatory discovery processes. The LTPI Standard ESI Stipulations are the product of a collaborative effort by LTPI members, drawing on years of senior level experience in discovery. The LTPI Standard ESI Stipulations template is comprised of two documents available on the website, www.legaltechpi.org. The first document is a Model E-Discovery Order (in Word format) and the second is Model Stipulated Production Specifications, which focuses on standard Metadata to be included in productions (in Excel format). This template was constructed after careful review by industry veterans of numerous examples taken from a wide variety of recent matters, and are consistent with LTPI’s recently released Production Glossary.
“In many litigation matters, negotiating stipulations for the preservation and discovery of ESI becomes needlessly difficult and expensive,” said Peter Pepiton LTPI member from Dinsmore & Shohl. “One of our main goals was to provide a template that could safely be relied upon by practitioners of all levels of sophistication, regardless of whether they represent a large company, a public entity or a single plaintiff.”
LTPI’s ultimate goal is to provide guidance for practitioners confronted with the challenge of translating legal theory into practical solutions. Legal practitioners, whether outside counsel, in-house lawyers, litigation support professionals, or providers of products and services are all invited to participate in LTPI. The Institute adopts projects proposed by its members, designed to address specific problems, shortfalls and gaps, which arise out of, or from a failure of, the use of legal technologies. Projects are organized to create a solution framework, which is then put out for public comment. Once completed, the solutions serve as legal reference points for the industry. LTPI products are available to legal practitioners of all experience levels to use, modify and improve.
“LTPI is a non-profit association where members of the legal technology ecosystem can come together to engage in meaningful conversations about technology and legal strategy beyond the theoretical, and create pragmatic points of reference based upon the realities of what attorneys and clients value, do, and need,” said Quin Gregor, Board of Directors Member of LTPI. “We are proud to present this collaborative work assembled and reviewed by experienced professionals working on both sides of the ‘v.’”
Legal Technology Professionals Institute membership and supporters are from a spectrum of “Legal Who’s Who” in America: Walmart, KPMG, PG&E, UnitedHealth Group, Exterro, The Claro Group, Proskauer Rose, Fortium Partners, Nexidia, FTI, Swiss Re, Hire Counsel, Dinsmore & Shohl, Recommind, DiscoverReady, and Lighthouse eDiscovery.
Legal Technology Professional Institute (www.legaltechpi.org) is a non profit legal association for legal practitioners who are involved in eDiscovery, investigations and information governance. Supporters of the initiative include the world’s leading law firms, corporations, enterprise software companies and litigation support providers.
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