My new book has just been published by West Thomson and is called Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices. This is my third book in as many years and is, I think, my best. It is 448 pages and provides a good reference for anyone in the world of e-discovery. The new book not only has my latest writings, including two of my all-time favorite essays, Plato’s Cave and The Chimney Sweep Boy, but also includes contributions from Judge Shira Scheindlin, Jason R. Baron, William Hamilton, Shannon Capone Kirk, and Sonya Sigler. You will also find lengthy quotes from the leading opinions of the past year and numerous other thought-leaders in the field, including Judge Facciola, Judge Grimm, Judge Peck, The Sedona Conference, Jonathan Redgrave, Browning Marean, Tom O’Connor, Mary Mack, Kurt Leafstrand, George Paul, Karl Schieneman, and many others.
Here is how to purchase the book from West at a 25% discount off of its regular price of $79.00 ($59.25). Use this special offer code: 622510G04276 and order from West on or before March 15, 2010. You can order it online via West or you can also order by phone at: 1-800-644-5009. I do not sell the books myself, but will donate a copy to any sitting judge, state or federal, or to any accredited law school library, so long as they write to me and specifically ask.
My first two books were published by the American Bar Association and are also still available, and I’d like to think, almost as good as my new one. They are: Introduction to E-Discovery: New Cases, Ideas, and Techniques (ABA 2009) and e-Discovery: Current Trends and Cases (ABA 2008). The first two are not quite as current, but may be slightly easier, especially for new-comers to e-discovery. Both are in use now by some law schools as texts for this new subject. Students seems to like the easy to read style and I hope they will like my third book for the same reason.
All three of my books have one thing in common. They were all derived from this blog and thus in the publishing world are known as blooks. If you like this blog, then you’ll like these books. It is handy to have a paper copy arranged by subject and good to share with friends, colleagues and customers. Books like this from major publishers are also much more acceptable for citation purposes and legal argument. You and I may know that some blogs are as good, if not better than books, but most in the legal world do not.
My new book, Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices, which is likely to be my last (some may think three books in three years is already over-kill), is divided into forty-three chapters, arranged in the following six parts:
- Introduction to e-Discovery
- New Rules
- Sanctions and Spoliation
- Education and Ethics
- Wisdom of Sedona
I am excited about my new book for many reasons. It’s got a great front cover, as you can see above, and also includes some original illustrations and photographs of some of the rock stars of e-discovery, including Judge Scheindlin, Judge Facciola, Judge Grimm ,and Judge Peck, to name a few. I might add that the picture of Paul W. Grimm is a new, never before seen photo which was taken by his son and shows Judge Grimm with a great big smile on his face. You will just have to buy the book to see that photo!
Shown below is the publisher’s hopefully enticing summary and some bragging common to book promotions.
Ralph Losey, the lawyer, writer and educator behind the e-Discovery Team blog has put together this engaging, comprehensive and substantive work covering the latest thinking in electronic discovery.
The author, and a variety of sources upon which he reports including The Sedona Conference and the EDRM group among others, contribute insights that pertain to all aspects on the field. This work is designed to reach all levels and types of readers—from litigators with years of experience in e-discovery, sophisticated in-house counsel, beginning laywers and paralegals, and law students, to non-lawyer IT experts and other professionals in the growing fields of e-discovery and information management.
Written to be enjoyable as well as thought provoking, this work discusses the unique problems of e-discovery, and the latest trends, case law, and events in this field through case analysis, expert interviews, and guest chapters written by well-known authorities including Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of N.Y.) and Jason Baron (Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration) among others.
So, do yourself (and me) a favor and order the book now while you can still get a discount. Remember, the 25% discount expires on March 15, 2010.