EDRM Model Code of Conduct

EDRM is proud to announce the official publication of the EDRM Model Code of Conduct (MCoC), which sets ethical guidelines for business conduct between providers and consumers of electronic discovery services and products. The MCoC was drafted by members of the EDRM MCoC Project and reflects years of exhaustive dialogue and a wide array of viewpoints representative of the interests of corporations, law firms and service providers.

The MCoC is designed to promote predictability and stability in the legal industry for both providers and consumers of electronic discovery products and services. EDRM invites all organizations providing or consuming electronic discovery products and services to voluntarily subscribe to the MCoC by registering on the EDRM website at http://www.edrm.net/mcoc/subscribe.

Voluntary registration as an MCoC subscriber indicates that your organization adheres to the principles, corollaries and guidelines set forth in the MCoC. There is no cost to subscribe.

Upon acceptance of your subscription, your organization will be added to a list of MCoC subscribers available for public view on the EDRM website at http://www.edrm.net/mcoc/subscribers. Your organization will also be authorized to use the EDRM MCoC Subscriber logo on your website, in your tradeshow booths and on other marketing and business materials.

We sincerely hope that you become an MCoC subscribing organization. Please go to http://www.edrm.net/mcoc for further information.


Eric P. Mandel, Esq.
Kevin L. Esposito, Esq.
Nancy Wallrich, Esq.
Co-Chairs, EDRM MCoC Project

Please note that registration as a subscribing organization does not give rise to legal liability. The MCoC is not intended to serve as a liability standard and claims no enforcement authority. EDRM will not track or investigate “violations” of the MCoC. An organization that subscribes to the MCoC but is reported to regularly act in contradiction of the letter and/or spirit of the MCoC may be publically identified and removed from the subscriber list.

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