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Best Practices: Litigation Timelining

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.

Key Points

  • Why Timelining is More Important than Ever
  • Early Case Analysis – Timelines or Data Analysis
  • Why Timelining is Often Haphazardly Done
  • Good Timelining Software Should…
  • Timelining Uses
  • Examples
  • Conclusion

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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eDSG Poll Suggests Current eDiscovery Software is Too Expensive — We Agree!

An eDSG poll conducted back in April suggests that litigation professionals find current eDiscovery software too expensive, too slow, and they are dissapointed that the software doesn’t run in the cloud. We couldn’t agree more. Lexbe has focused on addressing these issues through an innovative operations architecture that takes advantage of the latest, highly scalable, and most secure computing technologies. The result is fast, affordable, cloud-based eDiscovery that gets the job done. Lexbe is easy to use, all features are included at no additional cost, and you can even get free native processing services when you host for 6 months. If you are also tired of slow, expensive, inefficient, and complicated eDiscovery software and services that are living in the past, learn more about how Lexbe eDiscovery Platform is changing the game by responding to these concerns.

Best Practices: NearDupe

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.

Key Points

  • What is Near Duplicate Identification?
  • When is ‘NearDup’ Needed?
  • Inadvertent Privilege Release Example
  • Using ‘NearDup’ to:
  • – Group Similar Documents
  • – Find More Key Documents
  • – Enable Email Threading
  • – Prevent the Inadvertent Release of Privileged Information
  • NearDup Groupings+ service options from Lexbe

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Affordable Casemap Alternative: Case Analysis with Lexbe eDiscovery Platform

Casemap™ is a litigation fact and issue management application from LexisNexis™ designed to assist lawyers and staff in organizing facts and issues in a case to prepare for depositions and trial. Casemap requires local installation, licencing expenses, user fees, and is not offered as a native web-based application. Lexbe eDiscovery Platform, our web-based document management tool, includes robust case analysis functionality including fact and issue management, timelining, and more. Unlike Casemap, there are no additional charges associated with using these features and they are immediately available from any location when you sign up for Lexbe eDiscovery Platform.

27th Annual Technology Law Conference

On May 22, 2014, Lexbe Principal, Gene Albert, spoke at the 27th Annual Technology Conference, at the University of Texas School of Law, as part of a CLE panel on Technology, Law and eDiscovery. From UT CLE: “Within the context of continuous advances in technology, the panel discussed best practices in handling electronic discovery issues as they occur in litigation, including pre-litigation steps that may positively impact the results of future litigation.

Topics included computer usage policies, records management and information governance, as well as recent developments in eDiscovery law (e.g., predictive coding, proportionality, discovery of social media content, discovery of personal devices’ data pursuant to BYOD policy, sanctions, spoliation and obstruction); strategies for reducing unnecessary eDiscovery costs (e.g., early ESI identification and case assessment); and judicial approaches to managing eDiscovery in the courts (e.g., procedural issues, production disputes, noncooperation, noncompliance with court orders, production and privilege issues, proportionality, privilege waiver, model orders, and use of special discovery masters). Click here to download the presentation.

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