What Is Ediscovery?
A modern lawyer’s guide
The Basics of
With legal work moving almost entirely to the digital space, it is now necessary to virtually exchange information, review documents, and collaborate with team members. This shift has made electronic discovery, ediscovery for short, a prevalent component of the litigation process. Ediscovery is the sharing and reviewing of electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process. Electronic data that falls under the discoverable ESI label include the following: metadata, audio and video (A/V) files, accounting databases, electronic documents, voicemail, instant messaging chats, emails, and information on social media platforms and websites.
How Ediscovery Works With Everlaw
Everlaw is a cloud-based ediscovery platform that enables teams to collaboratively discover information, illuminate its underlying structure, and act on those insights. Built with legal professionals in mind, Everlaw streamlines the ediscovery process by automating tasks that previously required manual intervention, resulting in lower costs while improving the efficiency and quality of legal work. This means that legal teams can utilize this ediscovery technology to create greater efficiency in their review while ensuring consistency, ultimately lowering costs.
Ediscovery Use Cases
An internal investigation occurs when there is employee or human resources wrongdoing, an intellectual property dispute, or a regulatory compliance inquiry. Everlaw helps facilitate these investigations by assisting investigators to efficiently locate and organize relevant evidence and build a compelling narrative.
Data Privacy Requests
Obtaining and supplying documents through the FOIA can be difficult, and the backlog of public records requests continues to grow. Additionally, processing DSARs while ensuring CCPA compliance can be tedious. Everlaw helps a complex process run smoother by giving agencies and journalists the freedom to pursue and comply with FOIA requests.
Building a Case
After a lengthy review, the situation gets more challenging when teams move on to crafting timelines, argument outlines, and lists of questions. Everlaw’s Storybuilder enables teams to collaboratively organize relevant documents into a compelling body of evidence on the same unified platform where the review took place.
Who Needs Ediscovery?
Ediscovery Trends and User Insights
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Ediscovery Buyer Guide 2020
This buyer guide is designed to serve as a vendor evaluation blueprint, providing a list of probing questions and “pro tips” to help guide the process of selecting an ediscovery solution. Although there are many solutions for document review, conducting a thorough vendor evaluations requires considering numerous questions, highlighted in this guide.
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by Everlaw September 2, 2020