The Ultimate Guide to eDiscovery

All you need to know about eDiscovery legal intelligence

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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Electronic Discovery

This chapter describes and defines electronic discovery, or “e-discovery,” for anyone involved in the processes of litigation or investigations. It should provide an introduction and overview of the basic concepts and terms you will need to begin any conversation around the practice of electronic discovery. Following chapters will dive into more nuanced and specific issues within the process of managing electronic evidence in litigation.

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Chapter 2 Data Preservation and Legal Holds

This chapter describes and defines electronic discovery, or “e-discovery,” for anyone involved in the processes of litigation or investigations. It should provide an introduction and overview of the basic concepts and terms you will need to begin any conversation around the practice of electronic discovery. Following chapters will dive into more nuanced and specific issues within the process of managing electronic evidence in litigation.

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Chapter 3 Information Governance

Information Governance pertains to any program or system designed to get your electronic house for the purposes of mitigating risk and cost, and making wiser business decisions. Our focus in this chapter is to summarize the e-discovery implications of information governance. Information governance is not a litigation tactic, but a program that should be in place from the initial creation of ESI through its final disposition. While it sounds like a straightforward program, there are many complications that make it difficult to actually make an information governance plan work in the face of litigation.

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Chapter 4 Early Case Assessment

Early case assessment (ECA) is defined as the practice of estimating the risk to prosecute or defend a legal case. Organizations will often spend significant cost, time, and money on a case only to find they need to settle the case unfavorably after the cost or exposure becomes too burdensome. Much of that cost is directly related to e-discovery.

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Chapter 5

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