Document review has become a major profit service for law firms. This gives an inlet to new technologies that allow smaller law firms to take clients they would never normally be able to handle. Additionally, eDiscovery takes the responsibility out of the domain of industry titans instead of making them enlist a large pool of high cost attorneys. In turn this has created scalability that is leveling the playing field in litigation services.

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Sanctions around eDiscovery don’t happen often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t occur. Proper handling, preservation, & production of ESI during the discovery process should be of top concern. Through assessing your process pro-actively and continuously you are able to reduce the chance of facing any of the aforementioned issues while also streamlining your eDiscovery.

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Rule 26(g) Signing of Discovery Requests, Responses, and Objections is the requirement of engagement in discovery in a defensible and responsible way. The rule was created to limit abuse in discovery through the use of sanctions. Discovery is an essential part of the legal process and as a result a party should be given the opportunity to properly prepare and develop their case. Rule 26(g) is brought in when there is a range of issues originating from the handling of ESI and proper collection of data most commonly when there is evidence of spoliation, failure to produce, lack of due diligence, and in this case self-collection.

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The topic of mobile device encryption is more talked about than ever before. Many individuals and companies alike are spending time thinking about whether or not it is a good idea to encrypt mobile devices. But what about the risk that exists when an employee refuses to hand over the encryption password to their employer regarding a company cell phone?

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Looking for new resources to expand your knowledge base on all things eDiscovery, forensics, legal compliance, collections and more? Take a look at these various educational resources catered to all niches and corners of the litigation industry. Arkfeld eDiscovery Education Center Arkfeld EDEC is an resource portal that is dedicated to supplying legal professionals with…

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