Yearly Archives: 2017


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Process, Review, Analyze: EDRM eDiscovery Best Practices, Part 3

By | December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Continuing our series on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (or EDRM), considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically-stored information (or ESI), we’ll be moving onto processing, reviewing, and analyzing ESI as part of litigation preparation. We’ve previously discussed Identifying, Preserving, and Collecting ESI and the best practices that help an organization to more successfully utilize the EDRM’s different phases. Even larger organizations that believed they had a plan in place have been caught flat-footed and unprepared, and a lack of preparation can have potentially severe consequences. Today, we’ll take a look at how to best Process, Review, and Analyze electronically-stored information, as per the recommendations of the EDRM and our partner company, CloudNine. […]

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Looking Closer at the EDRM: Identify, Preserve, Collect

By | November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In our last blog, we spoke about EDRM, or the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically stored information, or ESI. Our last blog was an introduction to the EDRM and its utilization, and for the next few blogs we’ll be taking a closer look at the individual steps of eDiscovery in building and presenting a case. As EDRM lists best practices when it comes to the access and utilization of Electronically Stored Information (or ESI), it’s best to start off with a quick and simple look at sources of ESI: Desktop and laptop computers Tablets (think like an iPad or other multi-use tablet) Servers Hard drive storage units Mobile devices like cell phones, Blackberries, etc Emails, professional and personal Each of these potential sources of ESI may have different types of information, although often information formats overlap, especially with the advent of multiple-use tablets and smartphones. Types of ESI include: Text messages Photos Emails Word Documents Excel files Other loose digital files Other multimedia and digital information Now that we have taken a look at sources and types of ESI, we can get started on taking a closer look at the best practices outlined in the EDRM. […]

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EDRM Is Essential for Managing ESI. Here’s Why:

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As our world grows increasingly connected through electronic devices like computers, tablets, and cellphones, the use of eDiscovery (the collection and review of electronically stored information) has become an essential step for attorneys and law firms when building a case. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, remains the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). When you think about your current eDiscovery process, take a look at the nine stages of the EDRM and consider whether or not you are utilizing each effectively. […]

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Closing the Gap Between the Lawyer and the Jury With Trial Presentation

By | September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We are in the age of visual information, and trial presentation is increasingly essential for lawyers who present their case before a jury. Visual content plays a role in every part of life. Psychologists who have studied the way people communicate and learn have discovered that approximately 65% of the population (2/3 of any jury pool) are “visual learners.” Because of this, they process new information presented in a visual format more effectively than when the same information is presented to them verbally. Researchers have found: […]

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Guest Post from CloudNine: No Cost EDA Reporting Service Provides Essential Information to Attorneys

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

This post originally appeared on the CloudNine blog and is posted here with permission. CloudNine, the eDiscovery Company which provides eDiscovery automation software and professional services for litigation, investigations, and audits, today announced the availability of its free Early Data Assessment (EDA) reporting service. This no cost service is immediately available to help legal professionals understand the content and context of collected documents early in investigation and litigation lifecycles. […]

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Legal Eagle Clients in the News: Gallivan White Boyd

By | June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

One of our clients has recently made the news, and we thought we’d take a moment to share! The law firm of Gallivan White Boyd has been chosen for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Leading Lawyers for Business from Chambers USA. They’ll be featured as a Leading Law Firm in Commercial Litigation. […]

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The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

By | May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s funny the things you remember when thinking about Mother’s Day. […]

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5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Trial Technician

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Trial technicians – those responsible for managing and presenting evidence to Judge and Jury — are also called “hot seat” operators. Any delay in presenting the requested exhibit can seem like an eternity. One miscue on their part, such as bringing up the wrong exhibit, can immediately result in a mistrial: Hence the term, “hot seat.” Although they are indispensable to the presentation of a case, the best trial technicians are essentially invisible. Hire the right one, and your trial will feel like a well-choreographed play.  Hire the wrong one, and you could spend a great deal of your trial feeling anxious something will go wrong. Here are five questions to help you choose: […]

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Guest Blog: CloudNine Looks at eDiscovery in Case Law

By | March 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This week, we’ll be posting a guest post from Doug Austin over at CloudNine’s eDiscovery Daily Blog. CloudNine is one of our main partners in providing excellent eDiscovery and computer forensics services to clients here in South Carolina. In this post, CloudNine takes a look at eDiscovery in case law. In Singh et. al. v. Hancock Natural Resources Group, Inc. et. al., No. 15-1435 (E.D. Cal., Dec. 29, 2016), California Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston granted the defendants’ motion to compel (in part), ordering the plaintiffs’ to “produce all emails and other documents sought by the defendants in the format demanded with the accompanying metadata from the native computer”. […]

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4 Tips to Help You Find Stress Relief During Tax Season

By | March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the eyes of many Americans, next month’s dreaded tax due date means swimming through reams of paperwork and reducing a year’s worth of living to a series of itemized numbers. If you’re feeling frazzled and looking for stress relief during tax season, you’re definitely not alone. Once it’s all said and done, taxpayers are spent — physically, emotionally, and mathematically. Don’t let yourself get bogged down in worry and anxiety over that looming deadline! These simple mood-boosters are at your fingertips for this month and beyond. […]

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