E-Discovery in the Public Sector: Tips and Strategies for Enhancing Legal Outcomes and Mitigating Risk
Rapid changes in legal technology necessitate ongoing process shifts to incorporate new capabilities that improve outcomes and decrease risk and cost. This is directly impacted by unique challenges faced by the public sector in eDiscovery, the administrative structures that govern the ability to collect data and the procurement of necessary technology.
On Wednesday, October 25th join a panel of knowledgeable lawyers with significant public sector eDiscovery experience to discuss tips and strategies to work with these challenges to improve your eDiscovery outcomes.
There are four rules-based approaches to document disclosure in legal disputes. From broadest to narrowest they are:
Relevant: Each party discloses all documents relevant to the issues in dispute.
Responsive: Each party discloses documents responsive to requests by the other party.
Material: Each party discloses only those documents that could have an impact on the outcome of the dispute.
Reliance: Each party discloses only those documents upon which it intends to rely.
Each of these approaches is often supplemented by two underlying principles: first, a party can always be ordered to produce a document the arbitrator deems relevant (which enhances fairness but expands disclosure), and second, all disclosure models may be subject to proportionality, so that the cost of disclosure does not overtake its value to the parties.… Read More
Heuristica’s Discovery ADR Service, provided by knowledgeable and experienced counsel, is a time and cost-effective way to deal with eDiscovery and electronic evidence disputes.
As you know, substantive issues can easily get bogged down in skirmishes about pre-trial discovery. You’ve likely experienced parties who act unilaterally to limit the scope of data preservation, refuse to engage in discussions toward a discovery plan, or refuse to exchange productions in a usable format. Some of these tactics can be part of a broader scheme to delay proceedings or game the rules to advantage. However, whatever the reason, pre-trial discovery issues are often complicated by technical issues that are unfamiliar to counsel, such as forensic capture, metadata extraction, or structured load files.… Read More