Criminal e-Discovery: A Pocket Guide for Judges was developed to help judges manage complex e-discovery in federal criminal cases.  The advantages of electronically stored information (ESI, or e-discovery) include speed, efficiency, and quality of information.  To ensure these benefits are realized, judges and lawyers working on federal criminal cases need guidance on how best to address e-discovery issues.  This guide helps judges to ensure that e-discovery moves smoothly, trial deadlines are met, and the parties and courts are able to review and identify critical evidence.

The authors of the guide are Sean Broderick, National Litigation Support Administrator, Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, Defender Services Office; Donna Lee Elm, Federal Defender, Middle District of Florida; Andrew D. Goldsmith, Associate Deputy Attorney General & National Criminal Discovery Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice; John Haried, Co-Chair, eDiscovery Working Group-EOUSA, U.S. Department of Justice; and Kiran Raj, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice.

  Criminal e-Discovery: A Pocket Guide for Judges