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Best Search Practices to Accelerate eDiscovery in 2018

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 eDiscovery search will allow you to conduct a highly effective review while still delivering your production on time. The webinar discusses best practices in advanced search methodology with a focus on practically applying these tools to ensure your data is fully indexed, completely searchable and enables you to quickly and accurately access the evidence you need.

Key Points

  • Pros and Cons of Keyword Search
  • Understanding How eDiscovery Search Indexes Work
  • Multi-Index Approach to Prevent Missing Critical Case Data
  • Constructing Quality Search Queries
  • Search Expanders and Search Limiters
  • Testing Keyword Search Results
  • Practice Tips

About the Speaker

Erin Derby, Certified eDiscovery Specialist, Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), Lexbe LC

Ms. Derby is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist and member of the Technical Services team with Lexbe LC. She specializes in working with clients handling eDiscovery which are involved in the type of complex litigation that requires a high level of precision and expertise. She provides guidance for technical discovery issues and procedures and ensures compliance with all court-ordered ESI guidelines. Prior to joining Lexbe, Ms. Derby was a Litigation Paralegal for 10 years for both plaintiff and defense law firms.

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Early Case Procedures for Accelerated Review

Decisions made early in the collection, processing and review of your data will have ramifications that carry through the remainder of your case. Accordingly, making informed choices is critical to achieving timeline, evidentiary and budget goals. This webinar will highlight these pivotal decisions and provide you with best practices that will help you avoid unintended consequences and dramatically improve your eDiscovery results.

Key Points

  • Goals in eDiscovery
  • Collection Overview
  • Transmitting Data 
  • Evaluating Platforms 
  • Processing Specifications 
  • Reducing the Data Set 
  • Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) 

About the Speaker

Andrew Hansell: As a member of Faegre Baker Daniels’ client technology solutions group, Andy Hansell advises clients on all aspects of e-discovery best practices and services. He has more than 10 years of experience as a litigator in private practice and as in-house counsel.

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Working with Apple files can cause eDiscovery Headaches

The corporate market has historically operated on Windows-based machines, and therefore Microsft software. As a result, most eDiscovery software was built to handle exclusively Microsft based files. As Apple has become a more prominent player in this market, and as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend continues to grow, firms are seeing an increasing amount of Mac files in their ESI.  Attempting to run those files through legacy eDiscovery software can result in errors, corrupted files, or missed data.

Recently Lexbe announced it’s capability to handle files from the increasingly common Apple based work applications Apple iWork, iMessage and Notes. The Lexbe cloud-based platform allows our development team to quickly react to emerging trends and deploy instant updates to all users, without requiring our customers to perform cumbersome updates or purchased software upgrades.

Not only does Lexbe process files from Apple devices for e-discovery, but it is also fully compatible to operate on Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones. The Lexbe platform enables lawyers involved in complex litigation and working on Apple devices to access their cases at any time and from anywhere there is a network connection.

If you anticipate receiving Mac based files as part of an ESI collection, we invite you to download our free eDiscovery Checklist: Collecting, Processing and Producing Mac OS and iOS Evidence.

Lexbe Redesigns Platform Interface

In early November 2017, Lexbe deployed a revamped graphical user interface (GUI) for its eDiscovery platform. The updated GUI follows Google’s guidelines for Material Design, allowing for a consistent experience across software applications. By following these industry standards Lexbe users are able to intuitively navigate their user dashboard, locate menus, and perform search functions. Improving the user experience has the tangible benefit of accelerating document review.

While the interface has been revamped, Lexbe has kept popular features in place. Advanced search, the integrated document viewer, our proprietary Uber Index, and all of the other core applications our users depend on are untouched except for modernizing their appearance and functionality.

Lexbe’s advanced search application still allows users to perform comprehensive searches
Lexbe users will still view documents in an integrated tabbed environment.
DIY productions and briefcases are still core components of our platform.

A Lawyer’s Guide to eDiscovery Processing

Vast volumes of digital evidence continue to grow as more devices and digital channels of communication generate electronically stored information. The resulting growth of precise and objective probative evidence has dramatically impacted the legal landscape and requires that lawyers be equipped with the knowledge of how to handle these dynamic data sets in order to succeed in complex litigation. This educational webinar addresses the critical steps and best practices in eDiscovery processing so lawyers involved in complex litigation can be equipped to handle these cases in-house.

Key Points

  • Growth of Volume of ESI
  • Goals of eDiscovery Processing
  • Processing in Overall EDRM Workflow
  • Scalable Processing
  • ESI Processing Steps Overview
  • ESI Processing Steps Details
  • Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Practical Take Aways

About the Speaker

Christian Detrude is an eDiscovery Solutions Senior Director at Lexbe. He is ACEDs certified and highly proficient in all phases of the electronic discovery reference model (EDRM). He is an expert at equipping boutique law firms with the capabilities to handle complex cases in-house.

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