New Year of eDiscovery
While I agree that eDiscovery may not spark everyone’s joy, I feel that there is a need have a place which can explain eDiscovery to non-technical legal professionals. It has been my experience that people can get lost in the explanation of eDiscovery by techies in their unique language. I will admit that I am not the smartest eDiscovery expert but I have many experiences which might help.
This is a growing area and it will continue to grow with technology. When I first started in the legal field I was dealing with bankers boxes of paper. The paperless office was a term I chuckled at back then but it has become a reality today. I rarely encounter paper now. The bankers boxes of paper have been replaced by hard drives, discs and flash drives which contain much more data than a box of paper.Along with electronic data comes issues of metadata, file formats and how to properly review the data. These are headaches that eDiscovery experts must deal with. This blog will attempt to explain these processes and guide you through the sometimes complex technical issues of eDiscovery.
Whether you are a huge law firm or solo practitioner, I am sure you will agree that eDiscovery can be quite challenging.
You can't avoid eDiscovery issues. Just recently, the downtown of Nashville was rattled with an intentional explosion. I am sure that federal, state and local agencies were busy obtaining the necessary electronic data to assist them in determining who performed the act and try to ascertain what his motive was. Cell phone data, surveillance videos, computer data and other forms of electronic data will help to put together the pieces of the puzzle.
With this blog, we will try to understand these pieces of the eDiscovery puzzle and learn how to work through the technical issues of electronic data.