Improve Your Legal Hold Process


Failure to properly implement and execute a legal hold can result in serious consequences for your company.

Spreadsheets, emails and other manual processes are risky methods to rely on for legal holds. A simple mistake, such as neglecting to contact a key custodian or failing to get an acknowledgment, could lead to lost evidence and sanctions for spoliation.

This 27-page guide provides a primer on the duties surrounding legal holds and offers practical tips on how to improve the legal hold process.

What’s in the Handbook?

  • What Is a Legal Hold?
  • When Does the Legal Hold Duty Arise?
  • What Must I Preserve?
  • Using Technology to Mitigate Risk and Reduce Costs

Who is it for?

This resource is a continuation of our “Smart People” series of articles and books and is written for legal and IT professionals who are anything but dummies when it comes to managing litigation.

About the Author

John Tredennick

John Tredennick is the founder of Catalyst. A former trial lawyer and litigation partner with a large national law firm (20+ years), John has written or edited five books and countless articles on litigation and technology. Recently, The American Lawyer named him one of the top six e-discovery trail blazers in its issue on the “Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.”

Learn about the duties and risks associated with the legal hold process.


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