Rule 26: Proportionality, Meet and Confer, and Discovery Plans
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) provide detailed guidelines for civil litigation “to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” It’s important governance for all corporate legal teams, and there are several specific provisions in the FRCP that have a huge impact on ediscovery. In this post, we’ll be […]
What Is ESI? Managing ESI for Corporate Legal Teams
Just what is electronically stored information or ESI? And what do you need to do with it when it comes to corporate e-discovery?
What Is Document Review?
Document review, the most expensive stage of ediscovery, uses teams of lawyers to determine what ESI is relevant, responsive, or privileged.
What is Ediscovery and Ediscovery Software?
Ediscovery and ediscovery software is an ever-evolving world, full of complexities and technical challenges.
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Spoliation: What It Is, Why It’s a Risk, and What to Do about It
Corporate legal teams take on many responsibilities, but risk mitigation is among the most critical. One of the most important blips on the risk radar is the spoliation of evidence. Whenever your company faces the possibility of civil litigation, any company data that may potentially serve as evidence must be preserved. In the context of […]
What Is a Trigger Event?
A trigger event occurs when a party can reasonably anticipate litigation; it initiates the duty to preserve potentially relevant evidence.
What Is the EDRM?
The EDRM is both a framework for approaching the ediscovery process, from preservation to presentation, and a community of ediscovery thought leaders.
What Is Data Mapping, and Why Does It Matter in Ediscovery?
Data mapping enables organizations to prepare for the demands of ediscovery data management by locating and characterizing the types of ESI they use.
What Is Ediscovery Collection?
What happens in the collection phase of ediscovery and what can go wrong? From metadata concerns to targeted collections, we’ve got your answers.
What Is OCR or Optical Character Recognition?
Optical character recognition (OCR) identifies letters and numbers in image- or paper-based discovery, converting it to searchable electronic text.
What Is Data Preservation? A Guide To Creating a Defensible Data Preservation Plan
We define preservation, covering what, why, and when parties must preserve ESI for discovery — and the sanctions for spoliation if they don’t.
What Is Cooperation in Ediscovery?
What is cooperation in ediscovery? Learn why collaborative ediscovery is required by the FRCP, how it controls costs, and why preparation is critical.
What Is Blockchain?
Blockchain technology creates a distributed chronological ledger of transactions; this permanent record may affect record retention and ediscovery.