Tips and Learning

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

Ediscovery big data

Creating precise searches to narrow down a massive trove of documents into a corpus of evidence is a process essential to litigation. And we’re passionate about enabling people to investigate complex issues thoroughly and quickly, whether they’re first-time users of our product or power users. So we dedicated our last two releases on core search
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A Venti Request for Production

For a double shot lesson in drafting narrowly tailored discovery requests and proportionality, look no further than a putative class action lawsuit against Starbucks with allegations of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.1 The case below provides lessons in how to draft discovery requests that seek the desired information and are proportional to the merits
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The Sun Shines on Discoverable Data: Collecting and Transcribing Audio Files Amidst an Explosion of Data Forms

Data in a lawsuit is increasingly taking on vastly different forms. As our CEO AJ Shankar was recently quoted, “Lawyers need [great software] more than ever. They’re managing an explosion of data in litigation—not just email, but text messages, instant messages, social media, and corporate messaging tools like Slack.” Issues arising from data diversity unfold
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Responding to Overly Broad Discovery Requests with Document Searches

Parties requesting email frequently ask for “all” relevant emails. Litigants certainly want all relevant email messages, but “all” could result in hours, days, or weeks of document review. Proportionality should narrow what is produced to a requesting party to what is actually at issue in the lawsuit. In an employment case with allegations of a
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Challenging Search Terms and Scope of Discovery with Data Visualization

Data Visualization in Everlaw Everlaw’s Data Visualizer provides an overview of the documents in your database by summarizing their characteristics visually. With Data Visualizer, you can explore documents at a glance without the need to review individual documents or predetermine a search. This is particularly useful in the context of early case assessment. Data Visualizer
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Take Early Case Assessment (ECA) to the Next Level With Everlaw Search Term Reports and Data Visualizer

We recently published a new white paper on our data visualization tool and its usefulness during Early Case Assessment. Study after study by expert groups such as the International Data Corporation have told us that data volumes worldwide are doubling every two years. Without a way to reduce the incoming data volumes within ediscovery, costs
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Who Loves a Good Keyboard Shortcut? We Do!

In last Friday’s release, we introduced significant improvements to search efficiency, including keyboard shortcuts, easily discoverable metadata search terms, and changes to the results table! Search usability: Keyboard shortcuts We’re always striving to build the fastest and most intuitive search tool in the industry, and we know that many users prefer using a keyboard to
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Strategies for Avoiding Untimely Discovery

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are the playbook for civil litigation. The Rules define the timing of hearings, required disclosures, how to request information, and remedies when a party doesn’t comply with the Rules. A recent case highlighted the interplay between the Rules when a party produced emails after the close of discovery. After
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