ediscovery

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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What Does the "Left-Hand" Side of the EDRM Cover?

This is the second in our series on our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics textbook. If you’re catching up, read about the reasons for the EDRM.  In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, including the history of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), core technical ediscovery concepts, the technologies powering ediscovery (encryption, machine
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Why Do We Have the EDRM?

Earlier this year, Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar and Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development and longtime Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, co-authored an ediscovery chapter in an upcoming legal informatics textbook. The book is due next year and over the next twelve weeks, we’ll share with you the ediscovery content
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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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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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