Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

The Basics of E-Discovery: The E-Discovery Process

Created on July 20, 2018

Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

What is the EDRM?Whether you’re just starting to learn about e-discovery or you’re an experienced professional reviewing the fundamentals, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is a great place to start. Created in 2005 by attorney George Socha and technologist Tom Gelbmann, the EDRM is a framework that describes a process that most organizations go through around e-discovery. It explains what the steps are and how typical organizations go through those steps to fulfill their e-discovery obligations. Rather than a process itself, the EDRM describes a typical process. So it tends to... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Morpheus Edition)

Created on July 19, 2018

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Sometimes it takes someone entirely outside our world to get us to re-orient our perspectives. Neo needed Morpheus to open his eyes as to the nature of the Matrix. So why not let Morpheus clue you in to the power of in-place preservation. And if you need more than his word, you can take it from e-discovery experts in our webcast, In-Place Preservation: Locking Down Data without Collecting It. And if you'd rather just have a laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the... Read More

Want to Understand the Basics of E-Discovery? Look No Further

Created on July 18, 2018

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Generally speaking, our blog tends to speak to more advanced practitioners of e-discovery rather than beginners. But just because established e-discovery professionals are our main audience, it doesn't mean we should ignore people who are just getting started in the world of e-discovery. After all, as the industry grows (as we've discussed before), that translates into more and more paralegals, attorneys, IT professionals, and legal operations professionals learning about e-discovery. That's why today, Exterro, the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations... Read More

Case Law Alert: 50 Lost Text Messages Lead to E-Discovery Sanctions

Created on July 17, 2018

Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

Defined policies and procedures for identifying if relevant mobile data exist and taking proactive steps to preserve are a must have in today’s litigation world. Without them, opposing parties will file for sanctions, and as in Schmalz v. Village of North Riverside, you will be sanctioned.OverviewIn this employment law case, the defendant admitted to failing to preserve any text messages leading to the spoliation of 50 text messages. The following events led to the defendant’s loss of relevant text messages: In the defendant’s deposition he admitted that he had “at least 50” text... Read More

Must Have E-Discovery Case Management Checklist for Paralegals

Created on July 13, 2018

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Few responsibilities are as process-oriented as e-discovery. From identifying possible sources of relevant ESI, through issuing legal holds, collection, review, production, and ultimate matter closing, it is critical for legal teams to follow documented, defensible processes. After all, the most recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize that sanctions are typically not warranted if defensible processes were followed and there was no intent to deprive the opposing party of responsive ESI. Despite that mandate, many e-discovery paralegals don't have an e-discovery checklist they can rely on. Part of this is because... Read More

Are You Caught up on 2018 E-Discovery Case Law?

Created on July 13, 2018

Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

Three years out from the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), it would be nice to think that both the bench and the bar have a firm grasp on the finer points of e-discovery law. But of course, that’s not really how the law works. E-Discovery practice evolves over time, changing in response to both technology and case rulings--and it only takes a quick look at some of the biggest cases from the first half of 2018 to recognize that fact. It's always tempting to look at the case rulings... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro E-Discovery Meme Series (Kermit Weak ECA Edition)

Created on July 13, 2018

Creative Manager at Exterro

Even when you take the best steps to prepare, things aren't always going to go your way. Sometimes your early case assessment is going to tell you your situation isn't the best. It doesn't feel great... but every e-discovery professional can agree that it's better to know where they stand than not. If you're not sure where you stand regarding Early Case Assessment, check out Exterro's Comprehensive Guide to Early Case Assessment for some tips and advice. And if you'd rather just have a laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery... Read More