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Defining the Scope of Preservation

Our goal for Elevate Ediscovery remains providing practical guidance and actionable tips for in-house ediscovery professionals on an array of ediscovery topics. In Part 3 of our series on data preservation best practices, we continue our discussion…

Recognizing a Trigger Event

Last week, we started a new series in In-House Insights to explore best practices for developing and implementing a sound preservation plan for your organization. Today, we dive into the key elements of an effective…

Why Create a Preservation Plan

Our goal for Elevate Ediscovery is to provide practical guidance and actionable tips for in-house ediscovery professionals on an array of ediscovery topics. Today we kick off another series for In-House Insights. Over the coming weeks…

Going Beyond Litigation

The essence of ediscovery is twofold: managing data and extracting useful information that can then be used to tell a story. Learning how to accomplish these goals cost-effectively requires both a mindset and a skill set that have wide potential applications…

Culling & Review

Responding to your discovery obligations is all about effectively and efficiently culling your data to separate the wheat (non-duplicative and non-privileged documents that are responsive to a discovery request) from the chaff (everything else). Earlier culling…

Targeted Collections

Traditional approaches to ediscovery have relied on broad collection, such as copying the entire contents of a mailbox or hard drive, followed by an extensive culling process to identify and extract potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI). This approach…

Robust Preservation Practices

Without rigorous preservation of discoverable data, there can be no ediscovery. What’s more, investing in your approach to data preservation can have a significant impact on not only potential spoliation sanctions, but also on many hidden costs of discovery…

Proportionality & Case Preparation

A key to driving down the cost of ediscovery is to recognize that most preservation and discovery obligations are subject to negotiation — if you start early enough. Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in late 2015 restored proportionality to its original importance…

Creating a Litigation Response Plan

Without a clear, strategic litigation readiness and response plan, you run more than the risk of scrambling in a panic to react to a threat. You risk losing evidence in that mad rush, resulting in monetary and evidentiary spoliation sanctions that can cripple…

Taming the Big Data Dragon

The more data you have, the higher your ediscovery costs. Therefore, the first step to driving down the cost of ediscovery is simply reducing the amount of data you have to manage. Data reduction requires consideration of the entire lifecycle of data, beginning with a plan for…

Prepare data custodians for litigation response

Fifth in a series of best practices for litigation readiness.The legal department may spearhead the company’s litigation response strategy, but success is dependant upon the cooperation of custodians. Every potential data custodian at your organization — from the...

Ediscovery Best Practices: Map All of Your Data Streams

Mapping your data streams: know what ESI you have and where it is How prepared is your company to respond to a litigation matter? If the thought of receiving a preservation letter in advance of a lawsuit or an investigation makes you break out in a cold sweat, we can...