Ediscovery

Ediscovery Production

Demystifying Ediscovery Production Formats

Demystifying Ediscovery Production Formats 1682 956 Elizabeth Guthrie

When it comes to ediscovery production, it’s absolutely advantageous to keep the end goal in mind from the outset. The duty to produce is explicitly outlined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and most analogous State Rules. Although it’s the final step in discovery, it’s not something that should be put off until the end…

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How to Ace Early Case Assessment

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Early Case Assessment in ediscovery allows legal teams to begin review with the least amount of data possible and a better understanding of what’s in that data. Early Case Assessment might be the most important phase of any discovery battle. In the modern litigation landscape, the party that can analyze and digest digital evidence most…

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Technology for lawyers: Ignorance is no excuse

Technology Competence for Lawyers: Ignorance Is No Excuse

Technology Competence for Lawyers: Ignorance Is No Excuse 1000 690 Elizabeth Guthrie

Technology can be a curse or a comfort for lawyers. It promises to make you more efficient, but who has the time to learn it all? (And doesn’t that take away from the sacred billable hour?) Integrating the right tools for calendars, communication, invoicing, document management, and ediscovery is absolutely vital to a healthy and…

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Expedited Ediscovery: Rapid Data Solutions Lead to Success

End-to-End Ediscovery: Rapid Data Solutions Lead to Success

End-to-End Ediscovery: Rapid Data Solutions Lead to Success 1000 584 Elizabeth Guthrie

This small firm was thrown into an expedited ediscovery process, so they sought help from Nextpoint to win their case. After a food manufacturer fired their lawyer in a federal intellectual property case, Lauren Handel’s two-person firm was brought in as substitute counsel. Lauren was thrown into the case just before an expedited ediscovery request…

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Ediscovery Checklist: Case Management

Ediscovery Planning: The Essential Case Management Checklist

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This ediscovery checklist explains how to make a comprehensive plan that addresses obstacles before they arise and minimizes challenges during discovery. Planning for Success Taking the time to create a detailed plan in preparation for ediscovery is one of the most impactful things you can do to save your clients time and money. Not only…

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Manage Ediscovery Better With Software

Three Reasons You Don’t Need Ediscovery Software (And Why They’re Bogus)

Three Reasons You Don’t Need Ediscovery Software (And Why They’re Bogus) 905 612 Elizabeth Guthrie

When dealing with small cases, many lawyers think they can manage ediscovery without specialized software. But cases of all sizes involve electronic evidence, and it’s important to handle it with care, as you would with any other evidence. Attorneys can manufacture any number of reasons to avoid using ediscovery software, but the reality is that…

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Legal Document Review Tools: A Case Study

Predictably Efficient Ediscovery: Mid-Size Firm Cuts Costs by 60%

Predictably Efficient Ediscovery: Mid-Size Firm Cuts Costs by 60% 1201 628 Elizabeth Guthrie

With the right legal document review tool, your firm can save money and ensure a smooth ediscovery process. In 2018, Hugh Berkson was preparing his litigation practice for a rather large incoming case, and he knew he would need a comprehensive ediscovery tool to manage the large volume of data. Hugh is a Principal attorney…

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Ediscovery Keyword Search

Ediscovery Keyword Search: Get More Relevant Results in Document Review

Ediscovery Keyword Search: Get More Relevant Results in Document Review 1000 729 Elizabeth Guthrie

This post explains how to craft searches that get the results you’re looking for in document review. We dive into the technical aspects of searching and provide ediscovery keyword search examples. Despite efforts to replace keyword searching in ediscovery, keywords remain the most cost-effective tool available for reviewing documents in litigation. Unfortunately, there is not…

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In-House Ediscovery: Boutique Law Firm Ediscovery Transformation. A Nextpoint case study.

Ediscovery Digital Transformation: A Successful Migration to the Cloud

Ediscovery Digital Transformation: A Successful Migration to the Cloud 1201 628 Elizabeth Guthrie

Like many boutique law firms handling cases with small data sets, Mahendru P.C., a thriving commercial litigation firm in Houston, TX, had previously managed in-house ediscovery projects without dedicated software. For 18 years Ashish Mahendru and his team used Adobe Acrobat Pro to not only compile, code and organize documents, but also execute Bates numbering…

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ESI Protocol Checklist

Ediscovery Planning: Your ESI Protocol Checklist

Ediscovery Planning: Your ESI Protocol Checklist 1000 668 Elizabeth Guthrie

A detailed ESI protocol will simplify ediscovery and lead to smoother case planning in every step of the litigation process. Establishing an ESI protocol might seem daunting at first, but answering a few simple questions at the outset of your case will help you stay on top of complicated ediscovery matters. This checklist lays out…

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