Don Ernst was honored with the Edward I. Pollock Award, given “in recognition of many years of dedication, outstanding efforts and effectiveness on behalf of the causes and ideals. This award is given to only one attorney per year in the entire state of California. Don spearheaded the California Electronic Discovery Act, which was signed into law in 2009. The act extends the Civil Discovery Act to the production of electronically stored information and, for the first time, provides basic standards for California judges. This prevents the legal tactic of turning over complicated and unobtainable electronic documents. Lawyers across the state were enthusiastic about the fairness of the act.