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eDiscovery Trends That Will Likely Impact Corporate Counsel in 2017 – You Need to be In-The-Know

Corporate Counsel need to be more involved in all facets of litigation involving their enterprise.  It is no longer enough to hire outside counsel and assume that they will take care of all your litigation needs.  With the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) in 2016, there are major changes that […]

Early Planning of eDiscovery Data Gathering – Technology Improves Efficiency and Case Knowledge

  Technology is just another tool to be used by lawyers.  But it is an extremely important and valuable tool when joined with People and Processes to form a cohesive strategy.  People, Processes and Technology are all equal players in eDiscovery.  Like all other tools however, technology must be deployed in a timely manner and […]

Is Metadata Important in eDiscovery? You be the Judge….

      Many of us involved in eDiscovery take for granted the belief that metadata is an important part of eDiscovery and should always be collected.  However, there is still a lot of push-back from attorneys who think it is a waste of time and effort, mostly because they don’t understand how it can […]

Categorical Privilege Logs May Be Inadequate, Court Orders Plaintiff to Provide a Metadata Log

Summary South Carolina District Judge J. Michelle Childs recently ruled that a plaintiff’s Categorical Privilege Log was inadequate and ordered the plaintiff to supply a new log that contained metadata about each document.  In   Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. U.S. Bank N.A. et al, No. 15-01300 (D. S.C., Nov 3, 2016 , the […]

Email Threading is an Effective Pre-Review Analytic Tool to Improve Early Case Assessment

Introduction Early Case Assessment has come back to the forefront of eDiscovery.  For a number of years, people focused solely on speeding up the document review process and forgot about the importance of culling data to reduce the volume of material that needs to be reviewed.  Given the rapidly increasing volume of ESI, the demand […]

Built-In Communications Dashboard Improves Project Management- Part 3

Introduction This is Part 3 of a video blog that discusses the role a detailed communication dashboard can have on eDiscovery project management.  Please see Video Blog 32, Built-In Communications Dashboard Improves Project Management for the preliminary discussion. Given the complexity of eDiscovery projects, maintaining project control with a central Dashboard communication system is an […]

Built-In Communications Dashboard Improves Project Management- Part 2

Introduction This is Part 2 of a video blog that discusses the role a detailed communications dashboard can have on eDiscovery project management.  Please see Video Blog 32, Built-In Communications Dashboard Improves Project Management for the preliminary discussion. Given the complexity of eDiscovery projects, maintaining project control with a central Dashboard communication system is an […]

Built-In Communications Dashboard Improves Project Management- Part 1

Introduction This is going to be a 3 part video blog that discusses the role a detailed communications dashboard can have on eDiscovery project management.  Given the complexity of eDiscovery projects, maintaining project control with a central Dashboard communication system is an important way to more easily control all aspects of a project. And when […]

Are You Tracking These Important eDiscovery Metrics? With Cavo eD You Can Track These and More…

  An eDiscovery Data Metrics INFOGRAPHIC It is critically important for law firms and eDiscovery professionals to consistently manage eDiscovery projects and reduce overall project expenditures.  In order to make informed decisions, data metrics that highlight costs and expenses across all of your cases must be examined.  Using the Cavo eD Predictive Control Business Intelligence […]

Defensible Custodian Self-Collection is Possible, But it is Not Easy

    Many corporate counsels repeatedly express concern that eDiscovery identification, collection and preservation are extremely costly, time consuming and overly burdensome.  And to add to these concerns that courts continue to issue punitive sanctions for improperly executed ESI preservation. Is self collection the answer?  Given that the volume of ESI continues to expand, alternative approaches […]