The Discovery Update December 2017

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The Discovery Update December 2017

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From the President

Hello,

Throughout 2017 in the Discovery Update we have covered a wide range of subjects with a view toward discovery: from e-discovery case law to information management, from data privacy guidelines to document review, and from legal apps to the use of social media as evidence.  All of these newsletters and articles are accessible to you at depo.com in the “Client Resources” tab.

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Best wishes for an enjoyable holiday season!

Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Wait, No Go. Wait, No Go. Striking the Balance on when to Incur Costs for eDiscovery

By Kelly Twigger

Ah, the mad scramble of ediscovery.

You know what I’m talking about — where the client wants to wait and wait and wait on engaging in discovery until the last possible minute to avoid unnecessary costs, requiring everyone to run around crazy for days on end when the client realizes that deadlines are imminent.  Theoretically, that makes sense.  No one wants or needs to spend money that is just wasted effort.  Practically, it means decisions are rushed, more manpower and hours are spent than would happen in a more controlled situation, and the potential for mistakes rises exponentially.

No question — the balancing of the teeter-totter of ediscovery costs is hard.  The reality is that there is a tipping point on that balance where the costs tip to more expensive when you wait to start ediscovery.  Go too early and you dip down into unnecessary costs before you know whether you need to expend cash.

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The Ever-Growing Need for an e-Discovery Attorney at the Corporate Level

By Alex Stemkovsky

Whenever I talk about e-discovery, most people say, “You mean, doc review, right?”  If you are one of those people, you need to keep reading.

Yes, one aspect of e-discovery is document review, and it can be a critical aspect.  Just ask Wells Fargo and its outside counsel.  They too probably thought that e-discovery simply consisted of document review, and then they proceeded to inadvertently produce private financial information along with social security numbers.  See Mill Lane Mgmt. LLC v. Wells Fargo LLC, No. 652025/2017 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. [N.Y. Cnty.]) and Sinderbrand v. Sinderbrand, No. ATL-L-2182-16 (N.J. Super. Ct. [Atlantic Cnty.]).

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Wait. No, Go. Wait. No, Go. Striking the Balance on when to Incur Costs for eDiscovery

The Ever-Growing Need for an e-Discovery Attorney at the Corporate Level

eDiscovery Certifications:  Which One Is Right for You?

What to Post? Social Media Tips and Tricks for Law Firms

The GDPR: Teeth and Considerations for Corporate Legal Counsel and Discovery Teams

e-Discovery: 10 Legal Tech Companies to Know in 2018

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

New Cases Provide Guidance on Social Media Discovery

Reduce E-Discovery Storage Costs through Nearlining

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What to Post? Social Media Tips and Tricks for Law Firms
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e-Discovery: 10 Legal Tech Companies to Know in 2018
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eDiscovery Certifications: Which One is Right for You?
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The GDPR: Teeth and Considerations for Corporate Legal Counsel and Discovery Teams
Read it »

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