File Transfer Protocol, commonly known as FTP, is the method of using a standard network protocol to securely and confidentially transfer files via a computer network. There are various types of file transfer protocols but FTP is one of the more common methods used within the legal industry. FTP is typically secured through the attachment of SSL/TLS (FTPS).

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Electronic Discovery is an industry where both technological competence and legal literacy are major players. The EDRM model is at the core of modern litigation, which makes it more important than ever to familiarize yourself with the buzz words being used in the space. To aid in that, here is our second batch of common eDiscovery, forensics, and hosting words that will help up your game.

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Learning how to navigate the waters of eDiscovery can be difficult, especially when so many common industry terms can sound like a completely different language. Some terms hold a consistent meaning while others change when they’re being applied to the fields of electronic discovery and digital forensics. Here are a few common terms that occur naturally in conversations around litigation to help lift your eDiscovery literacy.

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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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FRCP Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or Cooperate in Discovery: Sanctions (e) Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information. (f) Failure to Participate in Framing a Discovery Plan Essentially, Federal Rule 37(e) governs the requirement for competent preservation of discoverable information and ESI that may be related to the matter. Rule 37(f) addresses the need…

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Once the data has been identified through appropriate data mapping techniques, and defensibly collected by a certified forensic examiner the data moves onto the next stage within the electronic data reference model (EDRM). Following collection, the data will need to be processed for electronic discovery and further review. This can include converting file types into archivable structured formats to maintaining the files in native format for review.

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Microsoft Teams has become one of the leading team collaboration tools utilized by large corporations across multiple industries. As a result, Microsoft Teams is becoming a standard request for submission during the eDiscovery process. Data and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) associated with Teams can be a valuable asset during litigation and investigations.

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