Production Format Standard

Recognizing the insufficiencies of many production discovery agreements and the dearth of any real pragmatic suggestions, Crivella West developed the industry’s first Production Format Standard. The Crivella West Production Format Standard contains recommendations relating to the form and format of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) and Physically Stored Information (“PSI”).

Application of the standard is intended for consideration by all parties to litigation to foster productive negotiations of discovery production agreements and proposed Agreed Orders. The Standard consists of best methods and practices in the production of discovery materials and is a product of Crivella West’s thirteen years’ experience consulting with and supporting attorneys litigating some of the largest and most complex litigations in the United States and other countries.

Crivella West freely offers the Standard to the legal community for the purpose of fostering a fair and comprehensive approach to current discovery practices as well as detailed technical specifications as they relate to Electronically Stored Information. The Standard is periodically refined and updated in keeping with the constant evolution of technology and ESI discovery practice. Crivella West invites comments and suggestions that will improve this Standard to address new technologies, ongoing legal obligations and practical considerations.