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webinarLexbe sponsors the complimentary eDiscovery Webinar Series, designed to provide attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, eDiscovery, and litigation support professionals in law firms, corporations and organizations with educational materials regarding specific legal technology issues and processes from industry experts. Each month we present an episode of Lexbe’s eDiscovery Webinar Series to address specific challenges firms face in managing electronically stored information during litigation. Below you can access some of our past eDiscovery webinars and sign up to receive invitations to register for future presentations.

Follow Lexbe on LinkedIN to get first notice of future instalments of the eDiscovery Webinar Series, as well as access to our library of past presentations (video, MP3 podcast and PDF Presentation). Webinars are limited to the first 200 registrants.

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Upcoming Webinar

Best practices in Use, Authentication, and Admissibility of Social Media Evidence

Date: March 15th, 2017  Description:Social media has allowed individuals and businesses to communicate in new, unprecedented ways. Not surprisingly, it can be the most important evidence in your case. But identification, collection, authentication, admissibility and ethics rules require special consideration. Joining us for this webinar is Robert Keeling, partner at Sidley Austin and industry expert on the complex topic of social media eDiscovery.

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Past eDiscovery Webinars Available On-Demand

 Big Case, Boutique Firm

Date: February, 2017 Description:Increasingly lawyers are taking advantage of technology to practice in specialized boutique and smaller firm environments. But the rapidly growing collections of electronically stored information (ESI) presents an increasingly difficult challenge to these lawyers to be able to handle these cases without large firm support. What happens when the firm takes on a document-intensive case that its current review and production methods can’t handle? How can you meet its deadlines, effectively manage the case, and avoid being out-gunned by larger firms

 eDiscovery planning for the Plaintiff Lawyer

Date: January, 2017 Description:Trial lawyers often represent the primary requesting party for document-complex discovery and litigation. Increasingly, this can overwhelm how they traditionally have reviewed productions and marshalled potential evidence. Plaintiff lawyers, particularly if operating on a contingency basis, must carefully budget their time investment and client expenditures, while continually revaluing the case potential. Exploding electronically stored information (ESI) collection sizes in modern litigation makes this a difficult balancing act, requiring litigators to thoughtfully plan their document request, create reasonable agreements with opposing counsel and aggressively advocate for their eDiscovery rights. Craig Ball, a noted authority on eDiscovery and computer forensics, offers practical advice as to how trial lawyers can obtain the evidence they need to successfully build their case and effectively advocate for their clients.

A Law Firm’s Guide to Handling Large Document Collection, Review, and Production In-House

Date: December, 2016 Description:It is absolutely essential that both the client and counsel understand the landscape the litigation will expose, and this is accomplished by a thorough and thoughtful document review. Clients need such information to make an informed assessment of the potential risks (and rewards) of continued litigation. Counsel requires it to develop strategies to optimally deal with the facts (good and bad) that will ultimately be presented in the case. There is simply no substitute for carefully developing a proper, compelling and well-presented story on the facts. This webinar will address important legal issues, cost control methods and ensuring eDiscovery technology options and legal project management methodology is utilized fully for your next case so you can succeed.

 Avoiding Spoliation Sanctions in 2017 Under the New FRCP Amendments

Date: November, 2016 Description:The recent amendments to the FRCP made some important changes to the law regarding proportionality, eDiscovery spoliation, and sanctions.  We now have almost a year’s experience with how federal courts have interpreted and applied these rules.

In this webinar Judge Xavier Rodriguez (United States District Court for the Western District of Texas) will comment on trends and practices from applicable 2016 case law and his experience. Learn some practical tips on meeting judicial expectations generally when addressing collection, preservation, and related sanctions issues.  Lexbe CEO Gene Albert will also provide the background and context in this educational overview and update on this important eDiscovery subject.

Bringing eDiscovery In-House

Date: October, 2016 Description:The decision to bring eDiscovery solutions in-house for a legal team is more than evaluating the software. The growth of e-discovery and data combined with adoption by the federal and state courts of FRCP rules for litigants to comply with judge expectations continues. This opens opportunities for legal teams and law firms to take control of the eDiscovery process, contain costs and improve efficiency, service levels and most important, meet attorney obligations.

Best Practices: eDiscovery Search for Attorneys

Date: September, 2016 Description: As the size of document collections continue to explode, finding the evidence needle in the electronically stored information (ESI) haystack is more challenging than ever. Understanding the latest tools, indexing techniques, and features associated with advanced eDiscovery search will allow you to conduct a highly effective review while still delivering your production on time. The webinar discusses recent developments in advanced search methodology with a focus on applying these tools to ensure your data is indexed and completely searchable.

A Litigator’s Guide to Mac eDiscovery: Apple MAC and iOS Collection, Processing and Review and Production

Date: August, 2016 Description: The Apple MAC OS for desktops and laptops and iOS for portable devices were once relegated to the sidelines in corporate America and overlooked or ignored in eDiscovery and litigation. This approach is no longer viable as electronically stored information (ESI) from Apple computers, iPhone and iPads is part of many document intensive cases today. 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. In fact, it raises a host of complications that should be addressed.

A Litigator’s Guide to Going Native: Pros, Cons and Tips for Native Productions

Date: July, 2016 Description: Native files refer to electronically stored information (ESI) stored in the format originally used, without conversion to TIFF, PDF or other paginated formats for review. Examples are Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, etc. Whether ESI should be produced and reviewed in native format can be a controversial issue in the e-Discovery arena and opinions of its appropriateness vary among experts. When done it raises complications for both the producing and reviewing parties that should be identified and addressed.

Protecting Privilege in Document-Intensive Cases

Date: April, 2016 Description: Preventing the inadvertent disclosure of privileged information in litigation is increasingly challenging. Technological advancements have ushered in varying mediums of information storage and exchange, such as email and social media, that thoroughly document confidential communications.Fortunately, innovation in eDiscovery technology combined with process and workflow improvements can help you meet the challenge of protecting privilege.

A Litigator’s Guide to Faster Document Review & Production

Date: March, 2016 Description: Increasing volumes of Electronically Stored Information in litigation have created the need for highly faster review procedures, software and systems. While ‘eyes on’ linear review of all documents is comforting, larger document-intensive cases require consideration of technology-enhanced approaches to leverage attorney and staff time in an efficient process. This webinar discusses current technology-enhanced review options including streamlined search, dual-index search, clustering/grouped coding and predictive coding. Find out what your and your client’s options are to speed reviews and lower review costs.

A Litigator’s Guide to Cloud-Based eDiscovery and Document Review

Date: February, 2016 Description: If your law firm or organization’s processes and systems have been challenged recently by an influx of document intensive litigation, you are not alone. 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. Those who choose not to maintain a expensive internal litigation support departments can leverage the power of highly secure and professionally maintained cloud servers and software to not only reduce the time and expense of discovery, but also access cutting edge eDiscovery software and optimized workflows. All without breaking the bank!

Top 10 Things Every Litigator Should Know about Handling Email in e-Discovery

Date: January, 2016 Description: Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce.

A Litigator’s Guide to Negotiating eDiscovery Requirements

Date: November, 2015 Description: Attorneys involved in complex litigation need to know what processing entails and how to judge if it’s been done well or poorly. From processed electronic documents will come the key evidence of a case. This webinar discusses the nuts and bolts of what happens when ESI is processed for review. You’ll understand how proper processing allows for defensible data reduction, deNISTing, filtering, culling, organization and fast indexed search in a modern document review platform.

A Litigator’s Guide to e-Discovery Processing

Date: October, 2015 Description: Attorneys involved in complex litigation need to know what processing entails and how to judge if it’s been done well or poorly. From processed electronic documents will come the key evidence of a case. This webinar discusses the nuts and bolts of what happens when ESI is processed for review. You’ll understand how proper processing allows for defensible data reduction, deNISTing, filtering, culling, organization and fast indexed search in a modern document review platform.

Finding Holes in Productions

Date: September, 2015 Description: Finding Holes in Productions – Best Practices in Testing & Reporting on ESI Adequacy Using Modern Analytics. Determining if a production is adequate has become increasingly difficult as litigation production sizes have exploded. So attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants increasingly need to know if productions are adequate and defensible, or instead are riddled with obvious data holes. This webinar addresses how modern eDiscovery software analytics can help. This important early case analysis can make or break a case for plaintiff or defendant.

Who’s on First: Managing Case Participants
Date: August, 2015 Description: Modern litigation can be mind-numbingly complex with a multitude of parties, data custodians, potential deponents, potential third-party subpoena targets, and officers, employees, owners and agents of all of the above. Keeping track of who’s who is a challenge. Latest generation litigation case management software can help. In this Webinar, find out how you can identify, describe and associate the key players in your cases.

Integrated Foreign Language Review
Date: July, 2015 Description: One of the more challenging consequences associated with growing ESI volumes in litigation is the increasing frequency and variety of foreign language documents. As business has become more international, so has litigation. From collection through to production, foreign language documents introduce vexing complexities that can confound existing workflows and spiral costs. However, litigation teams can leverage improved review technology to solve these important issues and reduce the time and expense of eDiscovery.

Best Practices: Cloud eDiscovery
Date: June, 2015 Description: 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.

Opposing Perspectives in Document Review
Date: May, 2015 Description: 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.

Best Practices: Technology Assisted Review
Date: April, 2015 Description: Technology assisted review (TAR), also known as predictive coding and computer assisted review, has become a frequently used tool to complete large document reviews quickly and cost efficiently. The promise of fast, accurate computer-assisted coding as a practical solution to increasingly massive collections is encouraging, but understanding various vendor approaches can be confusing and overwhelming. In many cases, there is little, if any, information about how a specific TAR methodology works, creating potential defensibility blind spots and jeopardizing the progress of your case. How can you trust or account for the results of a mystery process? Alternatively, if a methodology is fully disclosed, case teams can evaluate, explain, and justify outcomes with confidence.

On-Demand eDiscovery Processing
Date: March, 2015 Description: 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.

Are You Still Paying Too Much for eDiscovery Processing?
Date: January, 2015 Description: Lexbe eDiscovery Solutions Consultant, Stu Van Dusen, discusses how you can get the most out of your eDiscovery budget by taking advantage of Free eDiscovery Processing from Lexbe. Lexbe is able to offer free native ESI processing because of massively scalable server infrastructures and an integrated review platform. By eliminating processing costs and limiting your eDiscovery expenditure to hosting your review in the award winning Lexbe eDiscovery Platform, costs are not only drastically reduced but also predictable.

Best Practices: Managed Review
Date: December, 2014 Description: 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.

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Productions
Date: October, 2014 Description: Whether producing in Native, TIFF, PDF, or a blended format, discovery productions are fraught with potential challenges and obstacles that can foil your ability to meet deadlines and satisfy discovery requirements. The webinar also explores different strategies you can use to avoid these common production problems before they unfold plus a variety methods that can be used to get back on track when unavoidable delays do occur.

Best Practices: Litigation Document Management
Date: September, 2014 Description: Increasing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation have created the need for highly specialized document management systems to organize and manage discovery review. Though litigation databases have existed for many years, there are more options than ever for legal professionals to choose from that can deliver faster and more cost effective document reviews. All this while still including the most advanced eDiscovery and case management functionality available.

Best Practices: Litigation Timelining
Date: August, 2014 Description: As the volume of discoverable data continues to grow, creating functional fact and issue timelines is more important than ever. During the early stages of litigation, timelines can help you develop eDiscovery strategies, identify collection sources, predict disputed facts and issues, and create a preliminary chronological relationship between case events. As your case progresses, timelines can assist you when preparing for depositions, motion practice, and conducting trial, as well. Associating key documents with timeline events allows you to track the truly critical evidence in your case.

Redefining High Speed eDiscovery Processing and Production
Date: August, 2014 Description: 91% of firms engaged in litigation continue to use TIFFs as a favored review format. On the one hand, TIFFs are a standardized, reviewable format that litigation professionals are comfortable with. On the other, TIFF processing requires tremendous computing resources and, as a result, has traditionally been slow and expensive. To show how Lexbe has addressed this problem, a processing study was conducted using the standardized 53GB EDRM Enron data set. The results of the test evidenced that long turnaround times and astronomical processing costs are no longer necessary evils of TIFF processing.

Best Practices: NearDup Identification
Date: July, 2014 Description: Near duplicate identification, or ‘NearDup’, is a critically important eDiscovery function that can drastically increase the speed and quality of your review by grouping similar documents, maintaining email threads, retrieving unmarked ‘hot’ documents, and preventing the inadvertent release of critical privileged information. As document collections continue to grow, so does the risk of missing key documents, inconsistently coding productions, and releasing privileged data.

Are You Paying Too Much for eDiscovery Processing?
Date: June, 2014 Description: “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.

eDiscovery & Case Management for Disability Rights Advocates
Date: June, 2014 Description: Disability Rights Organizations face unique litigation challenges in advocating on behalf of their clients. Rapidly growing collections of discoverable data present an increasingly large obstacle when taking on resource-rich private firms. What happens when your organization takes on a document-intensive case that current review and production methods can’t handle? How can you stay on top of a heavy and complicated discovery order?

Affordable Hosting Alternatives for Summation and Concordance Productions
Date: April, 2014 Description: Receiving a production from opposing counsel in TIFF (or TIF) format doesn’t have to require hefty licensing fees, increased personnel costs, or general TIFF confusion. Find out about easier, faster and cost efficient methods of hosting and reviewing large TIFF productions.

Best Practices: Forms of Production
Date: January, 2014 Description: Whether producing in Native, TIFF, PDF, or a blended format, discovery productions are fraught with potential challenges and obstacles that can foil your ability to meet deadlines and satisfy discovery requirements. Watch this eDiscovery webinar for strategies to avoid production problems before they unfold and methods that can be used to get back on track when unavoidable delays do occur.

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