New Best Practices: Manage Documents in Place and Collect Documents Automatically

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Manage-in-Place provides organizations with complete information governance while leaving the document on the source file system.  This module allows our clients to search and analyze petabytes of data on disparate file servers without the need to archive that data.  Our client can now use this module to search for and analyze their data at the touch of a button and to perform true early case assessment before a lawsuit has been filed or discovery requests served.

Once the documents have been searched for, analyzed and found to be potentially relevant, our new Automatic Document Collection module copies the files (with metadata intact of course) into the archive.  The client does not need to ask for the IT Department’s help or hire an expensive eDiscovery vendor to perform a manual collection – now it is all automatic.  And because the data is preserved for litigation so quickly there is little chance of a spoliation sanction.

Key Learning Point is that the automated collection feature in software today is increasing in popularity as legal teams and corporations look for ways to manage a defensible process.

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Early case assessment – Getting Started (ECA)

Early case assessment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I would recommend learning about early case assessment by reviewing the Wikipedia entry on ECA first. Then take a look at the article by Eric Barnum that discusses ECA with or without technology. This article is critical to understanding the attorney point of view as well as the fact that lawyers have been doing ECA for decades and it really has nothing to do with e-discovery. However, because of e-discovery, it is not a step in the litigation process that can be skipped. And finally, George Socha and Tom Gelbmann bring everything together in a recent article from Law Technology News.