What Is The Purpose Of Legal Document Review and eDiscovery?

on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Glossary
Document review is a well-known phase of the litigation and legal process. In order to come to the truth in dispute resolution, parties are permitted to request relevant documents. In order to meet requirements pertaining to the request, the producing party must comb through collected data - and nowadays these files often come in electronic form and can be particularly unorganized. Email PSTs are commonly asked for in subpoenas and in the case that specific actors have not deleted email over long periods and built up heaps of data, the strain on document reviewers can grow particularly burdensome, leading to higher data hosting fees and longer hours for which reviewers need to be assigned for each project.
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What is a Plea Deal? - Definition & Bargaining Process

on Mon, Jul 06, 2020 By | Jeremy Greer | 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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What Is Legal Techology? Legaltech Definition

on Mon, May 11, 2020 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Glossary
Legal Technology Definition Legal technology is a broad term which describes a wide range of software and services which support law firms and legal teams. This could include practice management software, billing/time tracking software, ediscovery software, document management software, or even physical hardware such as a scanner.
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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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What is the EDRM? Electronic Discovery Reference Model

on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 By | Jeremy Greer | 0 Comments | Glossary
Edrm What is the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model)? EDRM Definition The EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) is an eDiscovery workflow and framework that the legal and IT fields accept as broad outline for the steps to consider throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle in the United States. The EDRM model has been around since 2005, and has stood the test of time.
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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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What Is ESI? Defining Electronically Stored Information

on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 By | Alison ONeill | 0 Comments | Glossary
ESI Definition - What is ESI? ESI stands for electronically stored information. Electronically stored information is a legal term broadly defined as any data or documents that are created or stored on electronic media. Types of ESI are often used as electronic evidence in litigation. The United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern attorney obligations for disclosure, review, and production of electronic documents which are relevant to litigation.
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