The Discovery Update – August 2016

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The Discovery Update – August 2016

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Our lead article, “E-Discovery Travel Guide Prepares Legal Teams for Adventure” can help you navigate through the complexity of e-discovery by providing valuable insight into various challenges you might face on the e-discovery road.  We hope you find it informative and helpful, as well as one of our other articles, “Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery.”

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E-Discovery Travel Guide Prepares Legal Teams for Adventure

By Jim Gill

The e-discovery process is definitely a trip. With each new matter comes new challenges, variables, data types, and key players—both inside and outside of your organization. And like a road trip, it can be a nightmare or a grand adventure. What it boils down to is the perfect mix of planning, flexibility, a good set of tools, and a close-knit group of companions, all coming together to make the journey a success.

That’s why Exterro released their E-Discovery Travel Guide, which provides insight into various challenges you might face on the e-discovery road. It includes pre-trip checklists, expert commentary, and trip stats, as well as strategies and best practices at each checkpoint along the way. Here are some highlights:

GEAR UP! Preserving and Collecting New Data Types

Almost any activity we take part in creates data, and it no longer resides just on email servers, laptops, or mobile phones. Data resides in the cloud, in apps, on social media, in your watch, or fitness tracker.

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Avoiding the Technical Mistakes When Drafting Written Discovery

By Katherine Gallo

Recently I received a telephone call from an attorney wanting to discuss whether opposing party’s objections to her special interrogatories had any merit.  Listening to the list of objections, it was clear that the opposing party had failed to assert the objections in good faith, as the objections included a General Objection preamble, and every response included the same boilerplate garbage objections.  However, one of the objections I hadn’t seen before:  “No preface or instruction shall be included with a set of interrogatories.  C.C.P. §2030.060(d).”  The propounding party had placed the definitions of specific terms in a preamble.  Did I think this was okay or not?  

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E-DISCOVERY TRAVEL GUIDE PREPARES LEGAL TEAMS FOR ADVENTURE

AVOIDING THE TECHNICAL MISTAKES WHEN DRAFTING WRITTEN DISCOVERY

WHY BEING GLOBAL MATTERS: CROSS-BORDER LITIGATION ON THE RISE FOR 2016 AND BEYOND

WHAT IS MEDIA CORRUPTION AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Effective Use of Depositions in Mediation

Why Didn’t My Witness Do What I Told Him To Do During Witness Preparation?

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Why Being Global Matters: Cross-border Litigation on the Rise for 2016 and Beyond
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What is Media Corruption and How Does it Work?
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Simplified E-Discovery Case Law Library
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Attorney eDiscovery Checklist Producing Native Format
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