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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 2

By admin | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 2

Typical Cases Requiring Forensic Assistance Digital forensics provide attorneys a verifiable avenue of document discovery and attribution. In legal cases, digital forensics have valuable applications for both the prosecution and the defense.  Digital evidence is useful for a significant range of circumstances; among the most pertinent are: Banking/embezzlement/securities theft. Child pornography. Elder abuse/exploitation. Excessive/illegal phishing.…

The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1

By admin | August 15, 2014 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1

The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1 The unprecedented growth of digital forensics is a natural outcome of computers expanded use in virtually every sphere of human activity.  Digital forensics investigates computer-originated crime, through application of an evolving range data recovery tools and related forensic software.  All digital devices, including mobile tablets and smartphones,…

Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Provider

By admin | August 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Provider

For corporate legal departments and outside counsel, eDiscovery vendors can act as an extension of their legal department, providing data security and a customizable process to contain the cost and risks associated with litigation discovery. “In an economy where controlling costs is paramount, legal process outsourcing (LPO) may seem an attractive option for reducing and…

Tips to Reduce eDiscovery Costs and Improve Review Efficiency

By admin | July 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Tips to Reduce eDiscovery Costs and Improve Review Efficiency

ESI Rule Number One: “… to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” FED. R. OF CIV. P.1. When outside counsel understands ESI they will meet the above-mentioned rule and ethically represent their clients.” Improperly worded requests for ESI Collection from counsel may not only cost a firm time and…

Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 3

By admin | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off on 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…

Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 2

By admin | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off on 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…

Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 1

By admin | July 21, 2014 | Comments Off on 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…

How to Manage Litigation Cost and Risk While Maintaining Consistent Results – Part 2

By admin | July 15, 2014 | Comments Off on How to Manage Litigation Cost and Risk While Maintaining Consistent Results – Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, from FINRA disclosures to complex commercial litigation, industry experts can assist with a winning data strategy and limit exposure during the discovery process. A law firm recently hired TERIS to collect email in response to a motion to compel. The firm’s client had a 3rd party IT vendor who…

How to Manage Litigation Cost and Risk While Maintaining Consistent Results – Part 1

By admin | July 10, 2014 | Comments Off on How to Manage Litigation Cost and Risk While Maintaining Consistent Results – Part 1

From FINRA disclosures to complex commercial litigation, industry experts can assist with a winning data strategy and limit exposure during the discovery process. Outside counsel can sometimes be at the mercy of its client’s network infrastructure and document retention policies when it comes to Data Mapping and Litigation Readiness. Parties may find themselves in a…

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

By admin | July 8, 2014 | Comments Off on 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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