A Look Back at Native Files in eDiscovery

By Josh Markarian | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legal discovery review has come a long way in the last decade to find solutions around the growing volume of ESI. While we wait for the next generation of computer assisted review to fully arrive, let’s revisit human review of native files. Reviewing native files is more defensible and efficient during the review process as…

Chain of Custody: The Basics

By Josh Markarian | June 26, 2018 | 24 Comments

A Chain of Custody (CoC) is a legal document that represents one client original media; a phone, a computer, a hard drive, etc. The CoC shows who has been in possession or custody of the electronic storage device absence its possession with the custodian, the original owner of the device. In other words, if you…

4 Basic eDiscovery Search Habits to Break

By Josh Markarian | June 18, 2018 | 2 Comments

  1) Improper deduping practices When working with data filters within your eDiscovery search strategy, make sure that you only deduplicate your results AFTER running your keyword search. Failure to do this risks inadvertently excluding and missing items that fit your date range but were deduped against earlier copies of the same items outside of…

TERIS eDiscovery Project Process: The 10 Key Steps

By Josh Markarian | June 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

TERIS tightly manages an eDiscovery engagement by applying these 10 key industry-wide process steps, which help minimize the risks and exposure, while balancing the costs involved: Understand the Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Documents – Part of our job as good consultants on a case, is to invest significant resources to help the case team understand the…

Wearable Technology eDiscovery Considerations

By Josh Markarian | June 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

What exactly is wearable tech? Wearable technology encompasses accessories that can be worn by a consumer and is meant to aid with everyday life. Wearable tech can be as simple as a Fitbit that tracks your steps towards a fitness goal or as complex as Google Glass removing the need to use our hands in…

Government Investigations in E-Discovery

By Josh Markarian | May 25, 2018 | 23 Comments

One of the biggest fears an organization faces is a government issued subpoena. This is NOT the point at which you should begin data collection as it is both costly and time consuming, because unlike traditional litigation there is no negotiation in the scope of discovery and prevention. At this point you have to consult…

eDiscovery and the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Josh Markarian | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Technology is connecting our lives like never before due to countless Wi-Fi enabled gadgets and thousands of mobile applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the ever-increasing network of devices that have their own IP address; think about your phone, smartwatch, GPS, tablets, Google Glass etc. Devices that were once standalone such as the thermostat,…

6 Security Steps To Take With Laptops, Smartphones, and Flash Drives

By admin | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laptops, smartphones, and flash drives save lawyers from packing heavy briefcases stuffed with paperwork. However, this convenience comes with a price — the security risks are substantial. According to William Quick, a sole practitioner in Clayton, MO who teaches and lectures on technology topics, “Identity theft is a mushrooming problem that Congress and the states…

Considering eDiscovery Options? Understanding Time, Risk, and Cost

By Josh Markarian | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Balancing time, risk, and cost in the conduct of electronic discovery continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by legal professionals today. Technology advances, laws which further define electronically stored information (ESI), and current economic conditions all serve to increase both the importance and complexity of meeting this challenge of “balance”.   With…

eHarmony for Attorneys & Clients?

By admin | May 13, 2018 | 52 Comments

We came across this interesting company via Twitter – AttorneySync.com is an online marketing tool for lawyers. With AttorneySync, laywers receive contact information, in real-time, from potential clients actively searching for attorneys. Sounds like an interesting concept and application of Web 2.0 tools in the legal business development world. We will be anxiously tracking the…

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