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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.

3 Ways to Map Your E-Discovery Process (and Why You Should)

Created on January 25, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Business process mapping, as a topic, may not excite everyone. That doesn't mean it's not necessary. Every business process should be mapped out, because the level of insight you gain from the exercise is what allows you to manage, measure, improve, and ultimately optimize it. But in the realm of e-discovery, understanding--and crucially documenting--your processes can be extremely important. Without an accurate picture of what your team does to preserve documents, issue legal holds, or review ESI, how can you measure their effectiveness? How can you implement new ideas to improve efficiency? And most... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Back in My Day Edition)

Created on January 25, 2019


Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing at Exterro

Thank God we don't live in this day anymore--in fact, we live in a day where we can use early case assessment (ECA) to get to the facts of a case before we even have to collect ESI. If you're not taking advantage of those capabilities, check out Exterro's Beginner's Guide to Early Case Assessment so you can catch up with the times. You can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology of The Top 10 E-Discovery Memes of 2018 if you haven't gotten enough, and feel free to... Read More

A Day in the Life of an E-Discovery Professional: Linda Luperchio, CEDS

Created on January 21, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Author’s Note: In this series, we’re interviewing e-discovery professionals to understand what a typical day (if such a thing exists) looks like for them. The days portrayed in these articles are a composite of the tasks performed, conversations held, and meetings attended, and give others a sense of the way more experienced e-discovery practitioners structure their professional life. Today we’re looking at a day in the life of Linda Luperchio, CEDS, Director of E-Discovery and Information Governance at the Hanover Group. Read More

6 Reasons Why E-Discovery Professionals Need Project Management

Created on January 18, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

While legal project management (LPM) is, in essence, the application of project management principles to legal matters, for some reason, many organizations have been slow to embrace LPM. Oftentimes, especially in e-discovery, legal teams stumble through a reactive process, issuing legal holds, preserving electronically stored information (ESI), then collecting and reviewing it in ad hoc, and costly, fashion.  Of course, it doesn't have to be this way. Organizations can and should implement LPM principles in order to gain control over costs, time, and perhaps most importantly, risk. However, as any expert (or novice)... Read More

A Day in the Life of an E-Discovery Professional: Christa Haskins, CEDS

Created on January 18, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Author’s Note: In this series, we’re interviewing e-discovery professionals to understand what a typical day (if such a thing exists) looks like for them. The days portrayed in these articles are a composite of the tasks performed, conversations held, and meetings attended, and give others a sense of the way more experienced e-discovery practitioners structure their professional life. Today we’re looking at a day in the life of Christa Haskins, CEDS, E-Discovery/ESI Support Manager at Becton Dickinson. Read More

Case Law Alert: Microsoft’s Proportionality Argument Rejected--Find Out Why

Created on January 18, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Corel Software v. Microsoft (D. Utah Oct. 5, 2018) demonstrates that when information is relevant to the claims and defenses in a case, strong evidence must be used to support an argument against the production of this relevant information. Overview: In this infringement dispute between two software companies, the defendant, Microsoft, sought a protective order “barring further retention and production” of Telemetry Data based on it being “infeasible because of its size.” Microsoft claims that producing this data would be “highly burdensome” and thus disproportionate under Rule 26(b)(1) due in part to GDPR obligations... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Who Told You Edition)

Created on January 18, 2019


Knowing the audience for this blog, I'm certain that no one reading this blog has ever had a moment like this. But it does speak to one truth about e-discovery: mistakes happen, whether they're the product of poor planning or simple human error. One area that's prime for mistakes--but that you can do something about--is employee transitions. Check out Exterro's white paper on preventing data loss for some helpful hints to avoid at least one type of spoliation. You can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology... Read More