What Is Proportionality?

What Is Proportionality?

Limiting the extent of ediscovery based on the needs of the case. What is proportionality in ediscovery? In essence, proportionality represents a global cost-benefit analysis, whereby the court considers the needs of the case and weighs the importance of information...
What Is Technology-Assisted Review or TAR?

What Is Technology-Assisted Review or TAR?

Using computers and AI to aid in ediscovery review What is technology-assisted review (TAR) or computer-assisted review (CAR)? Both terms refer to an approach within the document review phase of ediscovery that leverages computer algorithms to identify and tag...
What Is a Trigger Event?

What Is a Trigger Event?

How to determine when to enact a litigation response plan What is a trigger event? A trigger event is an indicator to an ediscovery professional that a litigation matter or regulatory investigation is likely to follow, when then triggers the duty to preserve...
What Is an Internal Investigation?

What Is an Internal Investigation?

Learn how organizations assess allegations of misconduct and more What is an internal investigation? Generally speaking, an internal investigation is exactly what it sounds like: an inquiry into an organization’s internal operations. These frequently involve...
What is ECA or Early Case Assessment?

What is ECA or Early Case Assessment?

Defining early case assessment for ediscovery and litigation matters What is ECA? Unlike some ediscovery terminology, ECA, or early case assessment, is open to interpretation: it can be whatever an organization needs it to be. The core definition of ECA is that it is...
What is AI or artificial intelligence?

What is AI or artificial intelligence?

Why computers learn by analyzing ediscovery data.  What is AI? The short answer is that AI is short for artificial intelligence, which is the simulation of human intelligence by computers. Computers using AI can be said to think and learn based on experience and...
What is spoliation?

What is spoliation?

Understand the definition of spoliation under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  With respect to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), spoliation is the loss or destruction of potentially relevant information that should have been preserved for a civil...
What is a litigation readiness plan?

What is a litigation readiness plan?

Why you need a litigation response plan and where to begin Readiness is “the state of being fully prepared for something.” Litigation readiness is the state of being fully prepared with a repeatable, defensible plan for how to respond to the initiation of a lawsuit or...
What is Microsoft® Office 365®?

What is Microsoft® Office 365®?

Understanding how Office 365 fits into your ediscovery workflow Office 365 is Microsoft’s familiar Office suite, hosted in the cloud. In addition to Microsoft’s ubiquitous Word and Excel programs, Office 365 also includes email program Outlook, cloud-storage solution...