2018 Ediscovery Checklist: 10 Tips

Do you know where ediscovery is going in 2018? In 2017, we  witnessed a whirlwind of progress, from advances in ediscovery technology to the activation of FRE 902 to broader embrace of the FRCP in case law. We also observed a few cautionary tales, like the Wells Fargo data breach in which legal counsel inadvertently released thousands of private customer files.

All too often, ediscovery involves missteps rather than best practices. For 2018, our hope is that you and your team enjoy the best possible ediscovery outcomes and avoid the pitfalls of the unprepared. To help you along the way, we put together a list of 10 ediscovery trends to watch in 2018 — whether you’re currently a high-achieving ediscovery pro or a technophobe. Whatever your litigation process maturity level — what we call ediscovery archetypes — you’ll find predictions you can use to build your 2018 success plan. Dig in for insights on the GDPR, navigating emerging ESI sources, preventing cybersecurity and data breaches, optimizing costs and risk within corporate legal teams, and much more!

The new year is also a great time to reflect on the incredible strides corporate ediscovery professionals are making every day. These heroes are maximizing resources, guarding budgets, streamlining operations and blazing trails to drive litigation response forward for their organizations. We’re thrilled to join colleagues in recognizing many of these high achievers at the 2nd Annual Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards, held Jan. 29, 2018, in New York. Learn more here.

From all of us at Zapproved, best wishes for a healthy and happy 2018.