Electronic discovery places a heavy burden on counsel.  Not only is the practitioner, as always, required to comply with procedural rules, but he/she must thoroughly educate the client about the intricacies of electronic discovery. Because the client may not necessarily think of discovery in electronic or digital terms, the learning curve may be steep.  At the…

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Discovery is arguably one of the few things that can be described as an art and a science.  Art, because effective discovery requires intelligence, intuition, and creativity; science because theories need to be explored, tested, and, if necessary, discarded and replaced.  In addition, just as there are scientific laws that need to be obeyed, there are…

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There are many issues that need to be considered when it comes to hosting agreements. Known most popularly as the “terms and conditions” website page that users must click through before joining or logging in, this simple agreement defines the terms by which two parties elect to do business together. It’s important to have a…

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There are many issues that need to be considered when it comes to hosting agreements. Known most popularly as the “terms and conditions” website page that users must click through before joining or logging in, this simple agreement defines the terms by which two parties elect to do business together. It’s important to have a…

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Social media discovery is becoming an increasingly core component for much of today’s litigation. And, whether in use by clients or counsel, obtaining evidence from social media also carries the potential for making cases much more complicated than expected. Here’s Part 2 of a closer look at some of the key ways in which social…

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Social media discovery is becoming an increasingly core component for much of today’s litigation. And, whether in use by clients or counsel, obtaining evidence from social media also carries the potential for making cases much more complicated than expected. Here’s Part 1 of a closer look at some of the key ways in which social…

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In the evolving realm of electronic discovery and digital forensics, the rules are constantly changing. It takes smart, savvy professionals to rise to these challenges, stay in compliance with the existing legal framework, and anticipate potential eDiscovery challenges resulting from litigation. Here is Part 2 in a series about challenges facing the field of digital…

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In the evolving realm of electronic discovery and digital forensics, the rules are constantly changing. It takes smart, savvy professionals to rise to these challenges, stay in compliance with the existing legal framework, and anticipate potential eDiscovery challenges resulting from litigation. Here are 5 new challenges facing the field of digital forensics. Evolving Privacy Laws…

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In addition to handling cases of all sizes, the best eDiscovery tools will offer enough flexibility to meet the particular needs of each case, regardless of what those needs may be. For example, one case may involve a large volume of document review while another could require advanced computer forensics. The ideal eDiscovery vendors will…

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While having some type of litigation support to assist with eDiscovery is a must for most cases these days, it can be hard for counsel to evaluate just how effective those tools are. Choosing eDiscovery tools that are both efficient and cost-effective is a must, especially considering the fact that discovery often accounts for the…

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