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Craig Ball Releases Electronic Evidence Workbook 2022

Craig Ball's handsome headshot, with an elementary school notebook titled Electronci Evidence workbook 2022, with a space for your name.

Craig Ball has updated his master work, Electronic Evidence Workbook 2022, designed to provide aspiring attorneys with a solid technical foundation and aspiring information technology professionals with functional legal requirements and considerations regarding electronically stored information (ESI).

I’m hell bent on making encoding understandable, and I’ve incorporated the new Processing Glossary I wrote for the EDRM. 

Craig Ball

From hex codes and sectors to metadata and rules of evidence, Craig Ball’s 442 page workbook is used in Craig’s law school classes. the three credit E-Discovery and Digital Evidence course at the University of Texas Law School, UT Computer Science School and UT School of Information.  Many other professors use it in total, or in part. Those on the path of self directed learning rely on it as an authoritative take on eDiscovery, complete with experiential, hands on exercises to ground the learning.

Craig Ball of New Orleans and Austin is a Texas trial lawyer, computer forensic examiner, law professor and noted authority on electronic evidence. He limits his practice to serving as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and electronic discovery and has served as the Special Master or testifying expert in computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging and celebrated cases in the U.S. 

Craig Ball also serves as EDRM’s General Counsel, and is a contributor to many projects, most recently, the Processing Guidelines project, which drew substantially from Craig’s master work (with EDRM’s gratitude.)

The new update covers the fundamentals of information technology in an eDiscovery context, with the balance of the EDRM process forthcoming later in Spring.

Addressing the intersection of law and information technology, Craig describes his course this way:

The second half of the course folds in more case law to the relief of law students and chagrin of CS and IS students. The non-law students do a great job on the law but approach it with trepidation; the law students kiss the terra firma of case law like white-knuckled passengers off a turbulent flight.

Craig Ball

Get your copy of Craig Ball’s Electronic Evidence Workbook 2022 here.

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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary was the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel for 10 years and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She holds the CISSP among her certifications.


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