Artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating every aspect of our lives: it’s telling us what to buy and when we need to buy it, when we need to get up from our desk to take some steps, which emails to read using filtering techniques, and what to watch next on our smart device or TV. While AI can … Read more about Smart Technology, Smarter eDiscovery: How to Integrate Artificial Intelligence into eDiscovery
Hash: it’s what’s for breakfast (or lunch or dinner). And, more importantly, though less tasty, it’s also a critical element of a defensible eDiscovery process. A hash value is a computer file’s digital fingerprint: it’s a unique identifier assigned to each file that is closely tied to its … Read more about What Is Hashing, and Why Does It Matter for eDiscovery?
The custodian interview provides an essential foundation for a defensible eDiscovery process. Not only can it help you identify the universe of critical facts about the case and potentially relevant information, but an effective interview can also allow you to narrow down your search for documents … Read more about Talk Discovery to Me: How to Discuss eDiscovery Obligations With Data Custodians
Information overload: it’s not just something that people suffer from. Organizations today are generally mired in a complex web of data sources, all overflowing with information. What makes it even more challenging is that too many organizations lack information governance policies—or lack … Read more about How to Undertake an Information Governance Project
With the extraordinary volume of data from ever-increasing data sources, eDiscovery is fraught with opportunities for error. Perhaps one or more of the following missteps has happened to you in a recent matter involving electronically stored information: · You told employees to save … Read more about How to Use Project Management to Fill the Gaps in eDiscovery Processes
When the costs of eDiscovery skyrocket because of your data volumes, it’s tempting to ask your employees to take the lead in collecting their own data. After all, everyone knows how to handle email, right? How hard can it be? But keep in mind that not all employees are technically savvy, and it’s … Read more about The Problems With Self-Collection in eDiscovery
In the early 2000s, eDiscovery was still the Wild West. Before the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in 2006 to address eDiscovery in the wake of the Zubulake cases (with opinions from 2003 to 2005), and even afterward, few, if any, clear standards existed governing the use of … Read more about What is the EDRM, and Why Does it Matter for eDiscovery?
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) requires parties to litigation to meet early in a case—the rule’s language specifies “as soon as practicable,” absent a court order, and at least 21 days before the court holds a scheduling conference or before the Rule 16(b) scheduling order is due. The rule … Read more about 10 Steps to Prepare You for a Rule 26(f) eDiscovery Conference
One week you’re handling a tiny eDiscovery matter with 5 gigabytes of data for review. The next, you’re swimming in a case with a terabyte of data (that’s roughly 35 million pages!). No matter the size of the case, you need a review platform, team, and workflow that can flex to handle a deluge of … Read more about Why Scalability Matters for Successful eDiscovery
Although the days of document review teams sifting through boxes filled with thousands of paper documents, flagging them with different brightly colored sticky notes for relevance, privilege, and “hotness,” may be over, paper hasn’t disappeared entirely from the review process. Sometimes contracts, … Read more about Does Paper Still Play a Role in eDiscovery in the Electronic Age?
Data: these days, it’s everywhere you don’t want it to be—at least when it comes to eDiscovery. All the conveniences that modern technology offers us for anytime, anywhere work, collaboration, and communication can add up to trouble when it’s time to collect, review, and produce that information for … Read more about Do You Know Where All the Data You Need for eDiscovery Is Hiding in Your Organization?
During discovery, you’re excited to dig into the collection of documents the opposing side just shared with you in response to your requests for production—that is, until you realize that they’ve given you the dreaded document dump. There is no discernible organization to what you’ve received, and … Read more about How to Handle an eDiscovery Production from the Opposing Party