Criminal Procedure Subcommittee

The Criminal Discovery Subcommittee was formed to expand the reach of the Seventh Circuit's Electronic Discovery Pilot Program to the practice of criminal law. The Committee is made up of practitioners from both the prosecution and defense bars. We are responsible for adding to discoverypilot.com electronic discovery-related materials that are of interest to criminal practitioners, such as the Joint Electronic Technology Working Group’s Recommendations and Strategies for ESI Discovery. The Subcommittee also hosts events that feature speakers of national and local prominence to educate about, and facilitate the expanding use of, electronic discovery in criminal cases. Through its efforts, the Subcommittee hopes to bring together criminal practitioners from both the prosecution and defense bars, to identify frequently occurring electronic discovery issues, and to work collaboratively to address those problems. The Subcommittee also intends to develop and make available additional educational resources, to assist in making electronic discovery more efficient, secure, and less costly for criminal practitioners. The following materials will be beneficial to criminal law practitioners facing issues of electronic discovery:

JETWG Recommendations for ESI Discovery in Fed. Crim. Cases and Commentary.

Holder, In the Digital Age, Ensuring that the Department Does Justice.

JETWG, Guidance for the Provision of ESI to Detainees.

For additional information about the Criminal Discovery Subcommittee, please contact any of the Subcommittee Co-Chairs:

Manish Shah
Criminal Chief

Beth Gaus
Federal Defender Program
55 E. Monroe St.,
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 621-8342
E-mail: beth_gaus@fd.org

Meghan Morrissey Stack
Assistant U.S. Attorney
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-4045
E-mail: meghan.stack@usdoj.gov

 

Additional Members:

  • Debra R. Bernard
  • Gabriel Bankier Plotkin
  • Sergio Acosta
  • Molly Armour
  • John Beal
  • Justin Murphy
  • Barry Spevack

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Final ESI Protocol - 21 pages.pdf171.1 KB
Holder article - 10 pages (2).pdf533.02 KB
JETWG ESI to Detainees-Final (1).pdf185.07 KB