- Data Growth and the Changing Landscape
- Preparing your Firm for eDiscovery Projects
- Assessing the Scope Of Your Project
- Creating your Collection Plan
- In-house Review
- Determining your Best Production Options
- Key Take-Aways
Our recent webinar, Avoiding Spoliation Sanctions in 2017 Under the New FRCP Amendments, featured the honorable Judge Xavier Rodriguez, a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. One of the questions we asked Judge Rodriguez was “Are judicial expectations shifting as to what the parties should accomplish in early case conferences and the scheduling order before discovery commences?” He offered some valuable insight into what best practices he is seeing from the Rule 26(f) meetings and which elements are still missing.
Rule 26(f) obligations have been the source of much confusion and hand-wringing. There are several key agreements which must be met during ‘meet and confer’ sessions early in the case, which at a glance can appear daunting. Proactive approaches to the challenge are best. With the sheer amount of electronically stored information (ESI) exchanging hands in a complex case today, and the possibility of some ESI to be not preserved, damaged or lost, Rule 26(f) forces us to do the necessary work early in the case, rather than waiting for problems to arise.
We wanted to bring you our key takeaways from the webinar on Rule 26 obligations to keep in mind as you prepare for your next document complex case.
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.
The Honorable Xavier Rodriguez is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a US District Judge for the Western District of Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas Law School. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright).
Lexbe has been recognized by CIOReview on their “Top 20 Most Promising eDiscovery Vendors of 2016” list. From their website, CIOReview, an enterprise solutions publication, noted that “eDiscovery technology tools bring transparency and control to the litigation process.”
eDiscovery software options can range from local installations to cloud based services. Lexbe’s SaaS model gives clients total control over their ESI (electronically stored information), empowering firms and organizations to completely self administer their eDiscovery process and interact with their data directly. Our expert eDiscovery specialists are available as needed, giving clients the option to access support when deadlines loom near and keep costs in check when their internal staff is able to manage the process themselves.
You can see all of CIOReview’s selections for top eDiscovery Software providers on their site, here: http://legal.cioreview.com/vendors/most-promising-ediscovery-technology-solution-providers-2016.html
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.
Christian DeTrude of Lexbe, is an eDiscovery Senior Solutions Consultant. He is a certified eDiscovery Specialist from the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). Mr. DeTrude specializes in working with firms and companies of all sizes involved in eDiscovery seeking to bring solutions in-house or partner with a provider who do not have an in-house solution.