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Trial Presentation and the EDRM: Part 6 in Our Series

By | May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The final entries in our series on the EDRM (or Electronic Discovery Reference Model)—considered the definitive guide to eDiscovery best practices—will look closely into utilizing the EDRM for trial presentation. Electronically sourced information, or ESI, can sometimes lead to breathtaking turns in the trajectory of a trial, but mishandling the presentation of this information can chip away at an otherwise solid case’s foundation. […]

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Best Practices for Metadata Preservation: EDRM, Part 5

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

While previous posts looking into the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, have taken a look at each of the nine stages of the EDRM, we would like to take this post to look more closely into an often-overlooked aspect of Preservation: metadata preservation. Loosely defined as “data about data,” metadata has traditionally been considered just a few basic details like date created or modified, author, website url, or time sent. It can also include complex details like Excel spreadsheet formulas or other data that does not easily print out or appear in converted TIFF or PDF formats. Since the smallest details are often the key to proving relevance and importance of electronic information, it’s essential to know the best practices for metadata preservation. […]

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eDiscovery, Native Format, and Why Meet and Confer is Essential: EDRM, Part 4

By | February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, is considered the definitive model for eDiscovery for law firms, legal professionals, and other organizations. The EDRM includes nine stages for working with electronically-stored-information (ESI): Information Governance Identification Preservation Collection Processing Review Analysis Production Presentation Today, we’ll be digging a little more into the Production stage, including one of the most consistent areas of disagreement within our industry: is image format always required, or can other formats be utilized for the sake of efficiency and cost savings? Is a meet and confer session really that important, or can it be safely skipped? Let’s take a look. […]

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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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