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August 24, 2010 10:00 ET

Zapproved Publishes "The Enlightened Legal Hold" by Brad Harris and Craig Ball That Offers a Fresh Approach to Legal Holds Following the Pension Committee Opinion

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  ILTA 2010 -- Zapproved Inc. announced today that it has released a new report titled "The Enlightened Legal Hold: A New Approach to Legal Preservation Following the Pension Committee Opinion" co-authored by Brad Harris and Craig Ball. The latest white paper in the Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Series examines issues that have caused problems for litigants and offers a new way to think about the legal hold process. "The Enlightened Legal Hold" is available to download immediately at no cost at

Since Judge Scheindlin's Pension Committee opinion in January 2010, there has been a steady drumbeat of opinions sanctioning litigants for failing to properly implement legal holds. The problems appear to be systemic as organizations have not adequately addressed the basic challenges of preserving electronically stored information (ESI). As the authors point out, "Legal holds can be complicated, but the reasons they fail are usually pretty simple."

In "The Enlightened Legal Hold," Harris and Ball start by examining the "Five Deadly Sins of Legal Holds," which are the common underlying reasons for the slow pace of change. They then turn to a new way of thinking embodied in the seven "Principles for Legal Hold Enlightenment" that embrace the concept that a legal hold is an organic process and offer practical steps that any legal professional can follow to mitigate risk in legal preservation.

The authors are nationally recognized electronic discovery experts. Brad Harris, Vice President of Legal Products for Zapproved, has assisted Fortune 1000 companies to enhance their e-discovery preparedness and is a frequent presenter on the issue of legal holds. Craig Ball is a Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, electronic evidence expert, and award-winning columnist. He lectures internationally on aspects of electronic discovery and has been involved in some of the most challenging and well-known cases in the U.S.

Complimentary printed copies of "The Enlightened Legal Hold" are available while supplies last at the International Legal Technology Association 2010 Conference from August 24-26, 2010 at the ARIA Resort. Visit Booth No. 539 where Zapproved will also be demonstrating its Legal Hold Pro™ product. For more information about Legal Hold Pro, visit or send an email to

About Zapproved Inc.
Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider based in Portland, Ore., with a platform that adds accountability to business communications. Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration. To learn more, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Chris Bright
    Vice President of Marketing
    Zapproved Inc.
    Telephone: +1 503 307-1261
    Email: Email Contact