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The Best E-Discovery Resources of 2018

Created on January 4, 2019

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As the year winds down, there's a natural impulse to take stock of the year--and we're certainly no exception. So as 2018 ends, we've taken a look back at all the resources that our readers, clients, and the e-discovery community at large has found useful, and compiled them into a single blog post. So if you're looking to make some changes to your e-discovery processes, learn more about the e-discovery process, or understand how to manage your budget more effectively, this post has something for you. 

Without any further ado, here are our top e-discovery educational resources of 2018.

5. FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman's Guide

If you want a crash course in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide is the place to start. In this e-book, we’ve made the arcane and theoretical world of civil procedure straightforward and practical.

Download this e-book today to get almost 30 pages on how the Rules govern the e-discovery process.

4. 2nd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

In this report, survey respondents provide insight into organizational-level budgeting trends, evaluate 22 different legal spend management techniques, and analyze the most common challenges and impediments to effective legal spend management. With the information in this report, you can take strategic and tactical measures to manage in-house and external legal spend more effectively than ever.

Download this report for insight into legal budgets, controlling costs, and working with law firms.

3. 2018 State of E-Discovery Report

 Pulling from the most recent research into the economics, in-house legal departments, the judiciary, and more, Exterro’s State of E-Discovery 2018 report provides a holistic overview of where e-discovery is, as an industry, today. With the information in this report, you’ll understand the trends and challenges facing e-discovery professionals today, so you can take the strategic and tactical measures you need to succeed tomorrow.

2. Comprehensive Guide to E-Discovery Workflows

If you’ve ever wanted a checklist that outlines who does what for each step of the e-discovery process, look no further! This comprehensive guide compiles four checklists containing ready-made workflows for Preservation and Legal Holds; Preparation for Discovery; Search and Collection; and Production and Review.

The Comprehensive Guide to E-Discovery Workflows identifies the key professionals in the e-discovery process, explains how they interact with each other, and walks you through the e-discovery process step-by-step, from beginning to end.

1. The Basics of E-Discovery

Whether you're just learning about e-discovery for the first time or you want to brush up your skills, The Basics of E-Discovery Guide gives you an excellent foundation in the history, theory, and processes of e-discovery. With easy-to-read text, engaging graphics, and links to additional resources for in-depth learning, the Basics Guide is a resource you'll return to again and again.

In this 2nd edition, we've updated the Basics of E-Discovery to address changes over the last three years in technology, case law, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure themselves.

We hope you've had as great a 2018 as we have--and we hope this look back at some great resources is helpful to you. Happy New Year!