Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown // Jean Donaldson

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy 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 Processes

Created on March 11, 2021

Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

What is the EDRM? (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) 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... Read More

The Basics of E-Discovery Refresher: E-Discovery Software

Created on November 3, 2020

Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

What Is the Role of Software in the E-Discovery Process? Technology assists in the e-discovery process in three ways. It helps you manage the e-discovery process. It allows you to perform certain tasks faster or better. It facilitates collaboration between the multiple parties engaged in e-discovery. So, for example, in e-discovery, we need to collect all the electronically stored information (ESI) relevant to a particular matter. Technology can help us find relevant documents more quickly, bring them to our systems to help us analyze them, and then transfer them to another... Read More

6 Tips to Help You Understand the E-Discovery Process

Created on October 19, 2018

Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

E-Discovery can appear to be very complex at first glance. Data volumes continue to expand, and the number of potential sources continues to multiply. There are multiple steps or stages in the process, and they require collaboration between in-house legal teams, IT professionals, and external vendors or law firms. Add to that court-mandated deadlines, cooperation with opposing parties, and the risks of sanctions and it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed starting out. But e-discovery doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right technology and a well thought-out process, in-house legal... Read More