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.
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?