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Lexbe updates Sample ESI Agreement!

At Lexbe we have updated and are making available for use a model ESI agreement that covers all the important issues you might wish to consider, with suggested agreement or order language. Feel free to adapt to your own use or use as a checklist.  Also updated is a sample ESI Production Appendix that can be used in conjunction with other ESI materials.  To download your copy, see Documentation

eDiscovery Essentials for the Plaintiff Lawyer

Proven techniques to obtain the evidence needed to successfully build your case

Plaintiffs face unique challenges when conducting discovery. A central difference is asynchronous data; plaintiffs must focus on accessing often complex document collections in the hands of defendants and third parties. More data to review and more complicated data types increasingly can overwhelm how attorneys traditionally have requested and reviewed productions and marshaled evidence. Plaintiff lawyers, particularly if operating on a contingency basis, must carefully budget their time investment and client expenditures, while continually evaluating the case potential. Exploding electronically stored information (ESI) collection sizes and document types in modern litigation makes this a difficult balancing act. Litigators must thoughtfully plan their document requests, create reasonable agreements with opposing counsel and aggressively advocate for their eDiscovery rights. This webinar will address the primary issues and best practices on how to effectively address them. Agenda
  • Why is eDiscovery different for plaintiffs?
  • Specific plaintiff concerns
  • Planning for success with custodian identification, data mapping, early case assessment
  • Marshaling your evidence with proper collection, processing & search
  • Handling holes in productions, data dumps, hot docs, fast motion responses
  • From ESI to evidence, facts and proof
  • Top takeaways

Planning and Managing Large Document Reviews In-House for Small to Medium-Sized Law Firms

A boutique firm facing its first ESI intensive matter must have a plan for review at the outset or will inevitably be overwhelmed. There is no “playing catch-up” once data lands in your lap. From ensuring that an ESI order does not turn into a data dump, to coordinating staffing needs, attorneys need to have procedures in place, along with contingency plans, for managing in-house review. This webinar provides an overview of best practices to ensure that the eDiscovery portion of your case is a success. Agenda
  • Planning a Large Document Review
  • Determining Review Methodology
  • Staffing Considerations
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Production Options and Timeline
  • Practical Tips and Take-Aways

eDiscovery Buyers Guide Reviews Lexbe

 
Brett Burney (Burney Consultants LLC) and Chelsey Lambert (Lex Tech Review) have teamed up to publish the 2019 eDiscovery Buyers Guide to help solo, small and medium-sized firms find the best eDiscovery solutions to meet their needs. In this video, Brett reviews the Lexbe eDiscovery Platform and explains how it’s unique combination of features and innovative tools help firms take on document-intensive cases.  

Checklist: A Boutique Lawyer’s Guide to Managing Document Intensive Cases

Boutique law firms and lawyers are on the rise and handling an increasing percentage of complex and document-intense cases. Practicing in a boutique firm is primarily a lifestyle choice with the firm attorneys preferring a smaller firm practice environment, while still supporting what was previously exclusively a large firm practice. But as boutique firms want to run ‘lean and mean’ they usually do not have or want the committed software infrastructure or personnel overhead that big law firms support. This checklist addresses ways that attorneys in boutique law firms handling document-intensive or complex cases can have cutting edge eDiscovery and document management tools and avoid being out-gunned by larger firms.

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