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Attorney eDiscovery Checklists

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Our Attorney eDiscovery Checklist Series is designed to offer attorneys, paralegals and other litigation professionals tips for litigation success for all areas of eDiscovery. Topics range from native productions, Mac review and production, document processing, TAR and predictive coding, cloud computing, email issues, ECA, privilege issues, hosting, and more! To download particular checklists, click on the buttons below. To receive notification of new checklists as part of our monthly LexNotes newsletter of practice tips, please subscribe below.

eDiscovery Attorney Checklists Available for Download

Trial Attorney eDiscovery Planning. Plaintiff lawyers must carefully and continually evaluate their case, budget their time investment and manage client expenditures. This is particularly true for document/ discovery intensive cases and when contingency representation is involved. The following checklist offers practical advice on how trial lawyers can obtain the evidence they need to successfully build their case and effectively advocate for their clients.

Trial Attorney eDiscovery Planning

Requesting Productions in Native File Format. Native files refer to electronically stored information (ESI) stored in the format originally used by the fact witness or other custodian, without conversion to TIFF, PDF or other paginated formats for review. Examples are Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or Outlook Email. Counsel increasingly request and courts grant, these production requests. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications of when, why and how to request productions in native file format.

Producing in Native File Format

Producing in Native File Format. Electronically stored information (ESI) stored in the format originally used by the fact witness or other custodian, without conversion to TIFF, PDF or other paginated formats for review is known as native format. Producing in Native File Format is increasingly common, but inherently involves risks of unknowing privilege and metadata disclosure. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and legal technology professionals will assist you in navigating the minefileds of handling native productions.

Processing and Reviewing Mac OS eDiscovery

Apple Mac and iOS Collection, Processing and Review and Production. The Apple Mac OS for desktops and laptops and iOS for portable devices such as the iPad were once relegated to the sidelines in corporate America and often is overlooked or ignored in eDiscovery and litigation. Most companies’ large and small support Apple computer usage by their employees and derived digital evidence is common. But that does not mean it is easy to collect, process, search and review. This checklist for attorneys and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications and get quickly to accurate, documents for your review team.

Conducting Document Reviews in a Mac Environment

Conducting Document Reviews in a Mac Environment. Legal teams in law firms and in-house legal departments attempting to conduct sophisticated legal document review on the Mac face some considerable obstacles. Most popular electronic discovery and legal document management applications are Windows based requiring review on another platform. This “solution” is cumbersome at best, and reduces efficiency and usability for anyone trying to do a legal review with a Mac. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and other legal technology professionals should help ensure success.

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