Tips and Learning

Provides tips, tricks, and best practices – for using our ediscovery platform, for ediscovery practice overall, or for more general legal use.

Proportionality Before Dessert

Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve the claims in the case? What is the cost of acquiring the information? What is the value of
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Big Case, Big Problems in the State Attorney General's Office

The Everlaw Solution for Investigation, Onboarding, and Security Background The state attorney general was considering giving up on ediscovery enterprise vendors. The large prosecutor’s office had tried several popular platforms, and each one created more problems than they solved. The team struggled with the simplest tasks—even onboarding attorneys and allocating documents for review. “We’d reached
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document review

Document review can be a lengthy and involved process, with complex searches and multiple attorneys assigned to review potentially responsive data. Attorneys can rightfully ask, after diligently reviewing their search term reports and predictive coding hits, just when are we done with document review? The answer is not as simple as when every email is
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Finding the near duplicate

Discovery in any case can be highly repetitive. Documents such as invoices, receipts, and forms can appear in a document review as near-duplicates that are over 90% identical. The less than 10% of documents that are different could be highly critical to a case, such as the amounts on invoices where there are alleged fraudulent
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security champions

Week 4: October 23-27 Theme: Build Stronger Defenses—Security Champions The theme for week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is creating security champions. Geared towards the cyber security field as a whole, the efforts this month are intended to encourage people to pursue a career in the cyber security field, and to provide helpful
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request spreadsheet discovery

The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a case and can prove crucial information about anything from transfer of money, to safety
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What to Do After an Inadvertent Production: Clawback Requirements of Federal Rule of Evidence 502

The inadvertent production of privileged discovery can be a significant challenge both legally and technically. Was the privilege waived with the inadvertent production? How can the production be technically clawed back? Everlaw’s new production modification tools can update a production to claw back privileged records.  Records that were produced can be replaced with placeholders with
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