This issue of the Discovery Update covers e-discovery trends to watch for in 2018. I really like this selection of articles, curated specifically for you. There is advice for everyone, from the novice to the expert in e-discovery matters.
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Checklist of Top 10 E-Discovery Trends for 2018
By Brad Harris
Tips to Empower Corporate Legal Teams to Achieve More Litigation Response Success in the Year Ahead
Corporate e-discovery is evolving fast. The proliferation of electronically-stored information (ESI), new threats to cybersecurity, updates to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and innovations in cloud-based automation software are changing the way corporate litigation is managed and won.
Should Lawyers Bother Reviewing the Raw e-Discovery?
By George Khoury
At this point, nearly every attorney out there has received a flash drive or CD/DVD-ROM filled with files in response to a request for production. These days document productions are even exchanged via email.
While most of the time getting discovery in electronic format is convenient for everyone, some e-discovery, like an image of a hard drive for a consumer electronic device like an iPhone, can be thousands of pages long and contain pages upon pages of incomprehensible gibberish. Reviewing all that raw data might seem like a waste of lawyer time, but can you, in good conscience, never even open the file before assigning a support staff to review or sending it out? Do you really need to review the raw e-discovery, or can you just wait for the summary report?