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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

eDiscovery
September 05, 2019

Requesting and Producing Text Messages in Discovery

Text messages can be powerful evidence. We know from personal experience that they are ubiquitous, both in our personal lives and our work lives. A text is less formal than an email - shorter, quicker, and more likely to draw a quick response....

eDiscovery
March 08, 2019

Email Collection for eDiscovery with Outlook

Email is involved as evidence in nearly every legal case. In 2019, it's actually really hard to imagine a case where email wouldn't have some bearing on the outcome. Even "avid off-the-gridders" has a website, and monkeys are taking selfies!...

eDiscovery
January 24, 2019

Improving PDF-Based Document Productions: Unitization

PDF files are used in almost every industry as the standard file type for a document that has reached its “final” form, such as a signed contract, a filed pleading, or a scanned document. In contrast, when we’re still editing a document, it will...

Litigation Management
September 07, 2018

Organizing Evidence for Court, With a Look at Video Game Cases

Video games have been a way of life since the first computers, from the basic games of the 1950s to Pac-Man Fever of the 1980s. The 21st Century has a new level of game play, with far more complicated games that were ever envisioned in the days...

eDiscovery
June 12, 2018

Database Discovery 102

In a previous post, we covered the nuts and bolts of databases and some of the terminology you need to know when discussing them. Now, we can get down to brass tacks and tell you how to get the data out so that you can use it to prove your case. ...

eDiscovery
May 02, 2018

Desktop vs. Cloud-Based E-Discovery Software

In parts one and two of this series on e-discovery review software, we’ve covered the limitations of consumer-grade software for document review and the top software features you should be aware of when evaluating an e-discovery solution for your...

Litigation Management
April 23, 2018

The Top 10 Features to Look for in E-Discovery Review Software

With so many e-discovery software options available to attorneys today, it can be challenging to find the solution that best suits the needs of your firm. When reviewing a document production from your adversary, do you really need all the bells...

eDiscovery
April 16, 2018

The Limits of Using Consumer-Grade Software for E-Discovery

When handling e-discovery cases, we have to be careful, or we'll end up like the dog that caught the car – completely unable to handle what we receive. A large document production from an adversary can be expensive and difficult to review, so...

Practice Management
February 28, 2018

Discovery of Databases, Part I : Understanding What You’re Seeking

When I was first getting started with e-discovery, I would worry a lot about what I called "proprietary file types." I was concerned that by asking for native files I would end up with a bunch of files with an extension I'd never seen before and...

eDiscovery
October 11, 2017

5 Strategies for Requesting and Producing Social Media in Discovery

Social media can be a goldmine of evidence for e-discovery practitioners. Is a party lying about key allegations? You might find proof. You can also learn a great deal about the relationships between the people in your case to help show bias. (I...