It is no secret that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were amended at the end of 2006 to specifically address discovery of information stored electronically. Not to be outdone, the Judicial Council of California has proposed its own amendments to its Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) to deal with electronic discovery issues. The Council has requested public comment on its proposed amendments. If the proposed amendments ultimately become law, lawyers practicing in state court in California will have new rules to follow, and parties will face new burdens.

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