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What is a Plea Deal? - Definition & Bargaining Process

on Mon, Jul 06, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
The preferred way to resolve legal cases is with behind the scenes “deals” that are often done even before it reaches a judge and jury. Rather than undergoing an expensive and time-consuming court hearing, these “deals” can eradicate the entire process while potentially benefiting both parties to a certain degree.
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Digital Forensics - Here's What Lawyers Need To Know

on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
Discovery entails a fair amount of detective work for lawyers, as they comb through files and records searching for information that will support their case and provide evidentiary value. There are times, however, when professional investigators need to be brought in to dig deeper into available data and conduct more thorough analysis. 
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What Is Litigation in Law?

on Mon, May 25, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
Litigation is a term often heard when speaking with legal professionals or even while watching some movies or TV shows. The word “litigation” is usually confused with the similar term “lawsuit.” They are both related but are not to be used interchangeably.
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How to File a FOIA Request

on Fri, May 01, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
Attorneys have many tools at their disposal during the discovery process, but one that often goes criminally overlooked is the FOIA request. Although it is not applicable to all cases and lawsuits, a FOIA request can be incredibly helpful when legal teams believe government agencies possess information or documents that could support their cases.
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How Many Pages In A Gigabyte? A Litigator's Guide

on Thu, Apr 02, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Best Practices
Litigators and eDiscovery consultants alike have debated for years the best methods to create litigation budgets. Assuming that most cases settle, eDiscovery can account for a significant portion of the costs, so that is often the best place to start. eDiscovery fees can vary significantly between vendors, and you will need to consider the possibility of flat fees, per-gb hosting fees, per-gb processing fees, user fees, service fees, and more.
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What Is Spoliation Of Evidence, And How Can You Prevent It?

on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
Preservation of electronically stored information (ESI) is an extremely important part of eDiscovery, and involves issuing appropriate legal holds to prevent destruction of potential evidence and material relevant to a case. It also protects lawyers, law firms, and clients against claims of impropriety and negligence. Discovery guidelines, as outlined in Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, make it very clear that both sides of legal counsel have a duty to preserve all ESI that could provide evidentiary value and ensure its integrity.
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What is de-NISTing, And What Does It Mean For eDiscovery?

on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 By | Paulette Keheley | 0 Comments | Glossary
If you find eDiscovery to be an arduous, time-consuming process, you’re not alone. Many lawyers struggle to efficiently conduct eDiscovery, even with the help of clerks or paralegals. There’s an enormous amount of data to collect, preserve, and produce for any given case. A law firm could tie up resources in this one critical process alone for weeks or even longer.
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