eDiscovery Checklist: Requesting Productions in Native File Format
Native files refer to electronically stored information (ESI) stored in the format originally used by the fact witness or other custodian, without conversion to TIFF, PDF or other paginated formats for review. Examples are Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or Outlook Email.
Counsel increasingly request and courts grant, these production requests. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications and dangers in handling native file production requests.