Tips and Learning

Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial

One critical purpose for discovery is, of course, to prepare a case for trial. But in preparing for trial, a lawyer also prepares the case for mediation, allowing them to advise their client on the strengths of their position, possible arguments, and potential weaknesses. Everlaw’s integrated case-building tools help make sense of all the moving
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ediscovery user experience survey

Respect for our users is one of Everlaw’s core values as an organization. As part of this, we use many different mechanisms to listen to our users, but one of our favorites is our annual user survey. The most recent was sent this past May. Hundreds of users completed the survey, making it one of
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Review and translate foreign languages in ediscovery

Today’s post is all about the real-world application of machine translation. Our guest contributor, Joshua Gilliland, Esq. of Bow Tie Law, shares his experience reviewing foreign language in ediscovery. The first foreign language lawsuit I worked on as an attorney was an international price fixing case with defendants in Japan and Germany. Boxes of printed
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Ediscovery big data

Everlaw had the opportunity to attend ALM’s 17th Annual SuperConference two weeks ago in Chicago, and we enjoyed meeting and learning alongside our corporate counsel colleagues. Lisa Ross, an experienced litigator and Everlaw’s Head of Marketing, moderated a discussion on the intersection of big data and ediscovery, detailing the many ways in which the technology advancements
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Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI

Reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”) for productions should be a streamlined process to identify responsive information. Parties often find new and exciting ways to derail document review. Consider the employment discrimination case of Bird v. Wells Fargo Bank, where the Defendant took the following positions: It would take 6-8 weeks for it to collect the
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confidential data privilege

Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How will an expert review a litigation support database to prepare a report without seeing any attorney work product, arguably
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