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How To Solve The Challenges Of Reviewing Large Email Sets

The Top 10 Things the Boutique Lawyer Needs to Know for Effective Email Review in Discovery

With hundreds of billions of emails exchanging hands daily, each with its own unique metadata, container folder and possible attachments to examine, special consideration must be given to email at every stage of eDiscovery. Litigators and paralegals must effectively review ESI (Electronically Stored Information) during production, and great care must be taken to avoid producing confidential information. This webinar offers practical steps for moving email through the eDiscovery process while uncovering key evidence and ensuring that privileged information is not inadvertently leaked.
Agenda
  •  Managing increasing email volumes
  • What ‘delete’ really means
  • Best practices for displaying and reviewing attachments
  • Deciphering email headers
  • Detecting ‘spoofing’
  • Using culling and deduplication to eliminate unnecessary email
  • Methods to ensure full searchability of email
  • Understanding email time zones

Mastering Custodian Interviews & ESI Data Mapping

Best Practices in Building Your Case and Locating Key Case Evidence

The proliferation of ESI sources requires an approach that expands beyond email. Understanding the IT profile of the custodian and utilizing a data map is instrumental in identifying the key sources of ESI. The growth in apps, collaboration platforms, cloud storage and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has resulted in the exponential growth in quantity and complexity of ESI sources. A thorough custodian interview and data map is critical to uncovering and organizing all relevant data sources. The data map not only minimizes the risk of overlooking important ESI but reveals, at a glance, potential holes in your collection. This webinar offers a guide to conducting a comprehensive custodian interview and how to organize that information to create a defensible data map.
Agenda
  • Workflow and Case Development
  • Why Interview Custodians?
  • Custodian Identification
  • Conducting Custodian Interviews
  • What is Data Mapping?
  • Benefits of Data Mapping
  • Data Mapping log
  • Data Mapping reports
 

Managing Non-Email Communications in eDiscovery

Increasingly, non-email communications make up critical evidence in modern litigation. Text messaging and social media are used regularly by case participants and witnesses in addition to traditional email. Companies are supporting instant messaging and other collaborative applications in addition to email for internal communications. Failure to collect, request, and review this evidence can negatively impact case outcomes, particularly if an opponent is effectively using this evidence. Learn best practices to master all evidentiary communications, no matter the form or latest technology.

Agenda:

  • Growth in non-email messaging
  • Problems in collecting, processing, reviewing, producing, and using non-email communications
  • Integrating non-email communications into eDiscovery workflows
  • ESI data mapping of non-email communications
  • Raw data normalization and review PDF creation
  • Post-processing review functions
  • Production, depo, and trial prep
  • Checklist for effective use

Speaker Info

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin

Finding Holes in Productions

As document productions have ballooned in size, determining if a production is adequate has become increasingly difficult. The days of judges and magistrates turning a blind eye to bad discovery are over. So plaintiffs and defendants increasingly need to know if productions are adequate and defensible or instead are riddled with obvious data holes. Modern eDiscovery software analytics can help. Production metadata and other reporting statistics can be mined and diced and sliced to show the consistency of produced documents over time, by email source and file type, from source and by key case issue. These top-level reports often quickly and accurately show if discovery is defensible or riddled with holes. This important early case analysis can make or break a case for plaintiff or defendant.

Agenda:

Receiving Party’s Complaints About Productions Increased Scrutiny of Productions Causes for Inadvertent Exclusion of Material Areas for Examination Bates Gaps Maintaining Metadata Leveraging Metadata to Analyze Production Custodian Mapping Analyzing Reports

Speaker Info

Karsten Weber is CTO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology, document management and eDiscovery topics. He has his MS in Engineering from the Danish Technical Institute and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Addressing the eDiscovery Challenges of Mobile-First Custodians

Approaching mobile collection with conventional methods can result in run-away eDiscovery costs, lost data and the careless oversight of evidence. Traditional collection methods, including discovery orders, have not evolved to include the unique file structure and ESI channels that exist in mobile devices. Moreover, uncontrolled Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practices almost ensure preservation and privacy nightmares unless deliberate steps are taken to appropriately manage ESI. This webinar highlights the various considerations attorneys must make as they strategize ESI collection from mobile devices.

Agenda

  • Growth of MobileeDiscovery Challenges & Considerations
  • The Rise of the Smartphone
  • More Devices, More Apps, More Data
  • Applying Discovery Principles to Today’s Tech
  • eDiscovery Best Practices for Mobile First Custodians

Speaker Info

Robert Keeling is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a special focus on electronic discovery matters. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation throughout the nation and conducts internal investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Mr. Keeling has authored several articles on eDiscovery and social media and is a co-chair for his firm’s eDiscovery Task Force.

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