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eLitigation Division

The mission of the eLitigation Division is to achieve and maintain eLitigation proficiency among attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, and to continuously improve the efficacy, efficiency, and defensibility of the Office’s litigation systems and practices.

The eLitigation Division is responsible for developing and implementing sound procedures for handling electronic evidence throughout its lifecycle.  It provides direct support to the Criminal Division, including by processing, reviewing, producing, and managing electronic discovery in criminal cases; supporting the presentation of evidence in court; and providing training to case teams on litigation-technology software.  The Senior Counsel for eLitigation (SCeL) manages the Division and is the principal advisor to the U.S. Attorney and case teams on the legal, personnel, and technological issues that arise from the intersection of litigation and technology.  The SCeL supervises two units:  the Case Management Unit, which consists of Case Managers who provide evidence handling and presentation support in criminal cases; and the Litigation Technology Unit, which consists of Litigation Technology Specialists who process evidence for review by case teams.  The support provided by the eLitigation Division is critical to achieving the Office’s mission.

Updated October 4, 2023