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Best Practices: Cloud eDiscovery

The growing trend of increasingly large, complex data collections and reviews has caused both the time and dollar cost of discovery to explode. This is especially true when attempting to address large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) with outdated software, systems and workflows. However, advancements in cloud computing technology have created attractive alternative solutions for small and medium-sized law firms and organizations.

Key Points

  • The Challenge of Big Data in Litigation
  • What is the Cloud?
  • How does Cloud Technology Apply to eDiscovery?
  • Cloud Best Practices & Advantages By Case Stage

About the Speaker

Stu Van Dusen is an eDiscovery solutions consultant with Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology. He has his MS Technology Commercialization from UT Austin, and his BS in Business Administration & Management from Trinity University.

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Opposing Perspectives in Document Review

Plaintiffs and defendants face unique challenges during discovery. A central difference is asynchronous data; plaintiffs have had fewer data collection concerns while defendants have had to manage complex collection and production of vast ESI stores. On the other hand, defendants often have greater access to resources, while plaintiffs pay more attention to prioritizing expenses and making every dollar count towards a favorable outcome.

While both sides share a duty to competently review relevant case documents, goals and methodologies can differ distinctly. This webinar will cover how these different approaches can benefit from specialized document review strategies and technology.

Key Points

  • Is Discovery Different for Plaintiffs and Defendants?
  • Asynchronous eDiscovery
  • Differing Resources
  • Contingency Arrangements
  • Examining Plaintiff and Defendant Discovery Concerns
  • Top Takeaways for Plaintiffs and Defendants

About the Speaker

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.

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OnDemand eDiscovery Processing

Whether you are a litigation services provider or internally managing litigation support functions within a law firm or corporate legal department, ESI processing deadlines can often exceed capacity. In order to increase internal capacity, past options have included the purchase of additional processing software licences and local hardware, as well as increased staffing, to marginally increase throughput and meet demand.

But what about when processing demand temporarily recedes? eProcessing+ enables service providers and litigation support departments to scale up for periods of high demand and scale down when things cool off. And with no associated hardware or licensing costs, plus reduced staffing requirements, eProcessing+ lets you align case costs with revenues.

Key Points

  • eDiscovery processing and the EDRM
  • Fast, scalable processing: why it’s needed
  • Traditional processing workflows
  • Balancing processing demands with internal resources
  • Cost-efficiently increasing capacity and speed
  • Features and benefits of eProcessing+
  • Integrated ECA, processing, and review to speed throughput and reducetotal costs
  • Summary

About the Speaker

Stu Van Dusen is an eDiscovery solutions consultant with Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology. He has his MS Technology Commercialization from UT Austin, and his BS in Business Administration and Management from Trinity University.

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Are You Still Paying Too Much for eDiscovery Processing?

“Free eDiscovery Processing” sounds too good to be true. Until now, you may have spent many hundreds of dollars per GB to process native documents like Outlook Email and Microsoft Office files into paginated reviewable formats like TIFF or PDF. So how can those charges simply disappear? The revolutionary answer lies with Lexbe’s secure, scalable cloud technology.

Key Points

  • eDiscovery Processing Background
  • Rising Costs of eDiscovery
  • Leveraging New Technologies to Reduce Costs
  • Case Study: Dramatic Cost Savings by Utilizing Lexbe’s New Technologies
  • Lexbe Hosting and Review Technology Overview

About the Speaker

Stu Van Dusen is an eDiscovery solutions consultant with Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology. He has his MS Technology Commercialization from UT Austin, and his BS in Business Administration & Management from Trinity University.

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Best Practices: Managed Review

Review costs continue to be the dominant portion of discovery expenditure for corporate legal departments and law firms involved in large-scale litigation and government investigations. As the number of documents to be reviewed in any given case continues to grow exponentially, the time to review them has not. The challenge of finding cost-efficient solutions to complete large review assignments on time and within budget becomes more pressing each year. Outsourced managed review is a favored option in many large document cases to bring specialized review expertise and staffing to bear to handle large-scale productions, privilege review, redactions, and issue coding.

Key Points

  • About Managed Review
  • Importance of Efficient Review
  • Traditional Staffing v. Managed Review
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Selecting and Training Your Review Team
  • Process/Workflow Design
  • Quality Control and Testing
  • Communicating With Counsel
  • Creating Review Reports
  • Custom Production and Privilege Logs

About the Speaker

Bob Roberts is responsible for leading Black Letter Discovery’s Cincinnati office and manages all aspects of the managed document review process. Prior to joining BLD, Bob’s experience included managing a portion of the civil division of the Prosecutor’s Office for one of Ohio’s largest counties. Bob also had several years experience representing private clients in state and federal courts throughout Ohio.

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