Sample eDiscovery Document Production Protocol

on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 By | Robert Powell | 0 Comments | Sample Agreements
Electronic documents should be provided to the following specifications.  
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eDiscovery And People Metadata In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 By | Bill Gallivan | 0 Comments | Big Data
For many years, litigators have relied on the probative value of document metadata to define gross relevancy, pinpoint the who what and when of essential facts and shape ESI request before during and after 26(f) conferences.  More recently, our legal community has employed artificial intelligence to analyze document metadata and complex word associations (word vectors) and predict what is important and relevant to the resolution of our clients' disputes.  It doesn’t matter what you call our new document and metadata analysis tools; Artificial intelligence (AI), Predictive coding or TAR 2.0, the results are clear.  New technologies allow litigators to deliver more effective, efficient and inexpensive dispute resolution.  Document metadata and AI has moved us 1 step closer to the prime directive of civil procedure, Rule #1, Just, Speedy and Inexpensive client services.
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Document Review: Efficiency vs Granularity

on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Best Practices
Digital WarRoom is an eDiscovery software platform that provides the capability for law firms and legal departments to perform robust document review. Once you preserve and collect all the data that could be potentially relevant to your investigation, you should process it into an eDiscovery tool. This will involve extracting all possible metadata as well as indexing the words in your files. Once all your data is processed, the main role of eDiscovery software is to help you cull the data and make a range of decisions on each document. We call this your “attorney work product”. As you mark documents, add descriptions and create privilege logs, you are creating metadata which will now be associated with each document.
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Lock Down Your eDiscovery Deduplication Policy

on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Best Practices
What is deduping? De-duplication is the removal of duplicate documents from your data set. Deduping in and of itself is an easy decision – do I want to review five documents or one? In most cases deduping can prevent reviewers from reviewing the same document many times. Many of our clients don’t want to be overwhelmed by the number of documents that they have.
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What is Early Case Assessment?

on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Best Practices
Early case assessment is an initial, general inquiry of custodians and their data for the purpose of narrowing and defining scope. This practice can be repeated and will occur at multiple points in the EDRM. While conducting early case assessment, you will gain an understanding of document quantity to inform cost expectations, and document quality to inform your understanding of scope and relevance in preparation for the 26(f) conference. To get the full analytics on your collected data, all or most of that data must be processed in your eDiscovery tool.
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eDiscovery Document Triage Guide - Exceptions, File Types & OCR

on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Best Practices
What should you consider directly after processing?   In order to become self sufficient in eDiscovery, you will have to accept the following facts. 1) Regardless of eDiscovery platform, not all documents can be opened. 2) Regardless of eDiscovery platform, not all documents can be indexed  
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6 Ways To Streamline eDiscovery Processing

on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Best Practices
  At the most basic level, processing in Digital WarRoom is as simple as dragging and dropping your collection onto the tool. To follow best practices in processing, first you must understand that although processing is the first wizard in the Digital WarRoom software, your eDiscovery workflow actually begins outside the tool with proper identification, preservation, and collection of documents.
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How To Manage eDiscovery Costs in Cases Under 500 GBs

on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 By | Tom O'Connor | 1 Comment | Affordable eDiscovery
Introduction I’ve written many times about how eDiscovery software is traditionally viewed as only a large case, federal forum issue. Most recently in the 2018 eDiscovery Buyers Guide (Copyright 2018 Burney Consultants & Lex Tech Review) I noted that firms of all sizes must now understand how to handle electronic discovery cost-effectively and successfully. To that end, I discussed the roots of what is now often called “The Small Case Dilemma.”
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Combining Affordable eDiscovery With Ethical Cost Recovery

on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 By | Jeremy Greer | 1 Comment | Affordable eDiscovery
Just. Speedy. Inexpensive.   The first rule of civil procedure is clear: “These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States ….. They should be construed, administered, and employed by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” Do your eDiscovery practices align with this rule?
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