Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown // Tim Rollins

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.

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

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

We Want to Give $20 to Charity in Your Name

Created on July 6, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Our goals for the E-Discovery Breakdown blog are simple, really. We try to provide you, our readers, with engaging articles on current and important e-discovery topics, with the hope that they inform, educate, entertain, and ultimately help you do your job. We also hope you’ll engage with the other educational resources we produce—white papers, webcasts, and surveys—but our blog is about trying to help you, not asking you to help us. In fact, we try not to ask much of you at all. Today, though, this post is a little bit different... Read More

Only 160 Days Until E-Discovery Day 2018

Created on June 29, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro, along with 15 other supporting organizations (and counting!) representing media, educational, and e-discovery organizations, announced that the fourth annual E-Discovery Day will take place on December 4, 2018. (Since the original E-Discovery Day, fittingly December 1st, falls on a weekend this year, it is being observed on the following Tuesday.) E-Discovery Day was started in 2015 as a way for the e-discovery industry to come together to celebrate the vital and growing role that e-discovery plays in the legal process. It is an industry wide, vendor neutral celebration that includes in-person educational... Read More

Tesla Suit Highlights Need for Internal Data Controls

Created on June 29, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Less than a week ago, it felt like (and was!) a big day in the news for e-discovery, as e-discovery sanctions landed on the front page of the New York Times in the case of Fish v. Kobach in the Kansas District Court determining the constitutionality of a restrictive voter registration law. Well, it turns out that was only the start of what proved to be a very busy week in e-discovery and information governance news. Making the rounds of a variety of news outlets, Tesla sued a former employee, Martin Tripp... Read More

Integrating Structured Data Into the E-Discovery Process

Created on June 22, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As data volumes increase and become more complex, having an integrated e-discovery environment where systems and data sources automatically sync information and exchange data with e-discovery applications has become even more critical for enterprises. This is true of unstructured and semi-structured data sources, such as email servers and content management systems, as well as structured data sources, like databases and data archives. Structured data exists in discrete pieces (typically called "fields") that are preserved in a large archive or database. All entries have a consistent format (or structure) and organized into rows and columns. Contact... Read More

E-Discovery News on the New York Times Front Page in Kansas Voter Registration Case

Created on June 22, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

For the past few years, we’ve been making the point that all too many attorneys are under-educated in the requirements of e-discovery and ill-prepared to litigate matters successfully. Attorneys who do not understand the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure risk the failure of the litigation they pursue, as well as sanctions in more severe cases. Today, this message earned headlines from the New York Times and from National Public Radio. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach received a sharp rebuke and sanctions from Chief District Judge Julie A... Read More