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Practical Applications and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in eDiscovery: TAR & Beyond

A Guide for the Boutique Firm Handling Document Intensive Matters

The promise of high utility applications in the eDiscovery space, particularly AI, has opened up new possibilities and fueled expectations about the speed, accuracy and efficiency of performing evidentiary review. Firms already using AI are perceived as the innovators, leading the charge but is the hype real? In short, there are absolutely benefits to bringing AI applications into your practice but doing so requires understanding the technology’s potential as well as its limitations. When real-world data sets are introduced, things can quickly go awry without oversight and quality control. With the right implementation, however, the boutique firm can utilize AI to leverage resources and, even with a small staff, outperform larger adversaries.

Agenda
The AI Landscape
Pitfalls of AI
Effective Applications of AI in eDiscovery
Entity Detection
PII Detection
Machine Language Detection
Machine Transcription
Sentiment Analysis
TAR

Mobile Device Forensic Collections

Mobile devices are everywhere. Within the last decade or so, smart phones have become not only a staple in our society, but arguably a necessity. There are two major players in the smartphone game, Android and Apple. Android devices make up the majority share of the smartphone market followed by Apple. There are others out there, like Windows OS phones and Blackberry, but they make up an incredibly small amount of the total smartphones.

Forensic Tools used for mobile device collections include Cellebrite, Encase, Axiom, and Oxygen. Preserving data from a mobile device can be much different than from a computer, and forensic software and hardware companies, like Cellebrite, specialize in creating tools for mobile device forensic collections and analysis.

There are a few different types of collections you can perform on mobile devices. Physical collections are bit-by-bit preservations of mobile devices, including the unused space. Logical collections preserve the user data only and not the free space of the phone. FileSystem collections preserve just the file system, which is very similar to the Logical collection, but could possibly pull some different data. The last resort in mobile device collections would be a manual collection. This is often used when a forensic tool can’t gain access to the device due to age or operating system restrictions. A manual collection consists of going through the phone manually and literally taking pictures of each screen. Not very efficient, but it’s a last resort option.

The type of data you can pull from a mobile device can be incredibly beneficial to a case. Some of the most sought-after data sets include messages, call logs, contacts, and photos, but there are many other pieces of information that can be discovered within a smartphone, including location data, calendar events, notes, website/application credentials, and many other useful bits of data. As such, mobile device forensic collections are becoming a staple in litigation discovery.  To learn more about how Lexbe can assist with your next Mobile Device Forensic Collection, contact sales@lexbe.com.

Negotiating a State-of-the-art eDiscovery Protocol

The continued growth in ESI volume, new communication methods, and new eDiscovery technologies makes having a modern ESI protocol, agreed order or agreement more critical than ever for success in your cases. A properly negotiated agreement can speed collection, review, search, and production, reduce unnecessary eDiscovery expenses, and reduce the risk of eDiscovery sanctions for mistakes. But most importantly it can help make sure you are marshaling the evidence you need to competently and optimally prove and defend your case issues. Learn the best practices available in today’s quickly changing legal landscape. Agenda What are ESI Agreements, etc. Increasingly Important Legal Requirements Particular Points for Inclusion ESI collection activities Review procedures: linear, search, TAR Production Format Privileged information Miscellaneous items Reference Guide for Examples of Protocols, Requirements, etc.

Unlocking Evidence with Digital Forensics

Digital Forensic Best Practices for Boutique Law Firms Dealing with the Shifting ESI Landscape.

Key evidence does not always present itself in a standard eDiscovery collection. A case could hinge on location data that can be retrieved from an iPhone or on recovering a deleted work email. Digital forensics allows for the extraction of data beyond what is typically available in a normal collection. This webinar will identify best practices, planning, and execution of a digital forensic collection. Digital forensics is not always necessary in eDiscovery collections, however, you won’t know what you are possibly missing unless you understand what is potentially available.

Agenda

  • What is Digital Forensics
  • Digital Forensic Best Practices
  • Planning and Executing Collection
  • Types of Digital Media
  • Computers and Hard Drives
  • Mobile Devices
  • Cloud and Webmail
  • Hash Values
  • Deleted Data
  • eDiscovery Integration

Speaker

Nicholas Marrero, Digital Forensic Examiner at Lexbe
Nicholas Marrero is a computer forensic analyst experienced in consulting and eDiscovery. He has extensive digital forensic experience and education ranging from computer to mobile device forensics as well as vast experience with evidence handling, client-facing, project management, and as a team lead.

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