An extract from the pdf document;

‘Guidelines will provide an appropriate framework to address how to conduct e-discovery, based on norms that the bench and bar can adopt and develop over time as a matter of practice. They are not intended to be enforceable directly, as are the Rules of Civil Procedure, although they may support the enforcement of agreements between parties or provide the basis for court orders. Mandating how e-discovery is conducted through the enactment of detailed rules, at this stage, could be counterproductive, and risk imposing a “one-size fits all” approach that may not be appropriate in different types of litigation or responsive to new technologies as they emerge. It could also add unnecessary complexity to the Rules, and lead to more disputes and related motions. Rather, the objective of these Guidelines is to educate the legal profession, including the judiciary and the practicing bar, on issues relating to e-discovery and how those issues can be addressed in practice.’

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