Archive for July 2014

Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 3

To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when it should be used. Stages 1 – 3 are covered in Digital Forensics – Part 1 Acquisition (collection) and Part 2 Analysis. Mobile Devices Mobile devices is not a “stage” but…

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Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 2

To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when it should be used. Stage 1 Acquisition (collection) is covered in Digital Forensics – Part 1. Stages 2 and 3 Stages 2 and 3 are treated together because analysis without reporting…

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Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 1

Within the last decade, use of digital forensics has drastically increased.  The reasons for this are numerous, from mining to investigation to simple preservation as an insurance policy against future litigation.  To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when…

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Save the Date!

In 2013 more than 40 firms in the Phoenix Valley’s legal community joined forces to donate 92,267 meals to hungry Arizonans during the 1st Annual Object to Hunger Food Drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Your firm is invited to participate in Object to Hunger 2014, Sept. 8 – 26! Want more information? Contact Karen…

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The Importance of Protecting Firms and Clients with a Properly Executed Document Retention Policy – Part 2

Goals of a Document Retention Policy can include: •  Retention of important documents for reference and future use; •  Deletion of documents that are no longer necessary for the proper functions of the  company; •  Ensure that documents are only being stored by the custodians of the records; •  Organize important documents for efficient retrieval; and…

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The Importance of Protecting Firms and Clients with a Properly Executed Document Retention Policy – Part 1

When executed properly a Document Retention Policy can provide protection from litigation sanctions. In the legal realm, having a reasonable, consistent and defensible document retention policy, in conjunction with a proper litigation hold procedure can help avoid spoliation claims from opposing parties. Spoliation can lead to sanctions or even adverse judgment in a case. (See…

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What do you do, again? Information governance…explained.

By Mike Frazier | Director, Information Governance, TERIS I am routinely asked what I do; followed by the question – “and what is that?”  That’s when I launch into an explanation of information governance, only to be received with glazed over eyes or blank stares. Have you ever tried to explain IG to someone who…

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