ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process


Information that is crucial to your case can be stored just about anywhere?in Blackberries, on home computers, in cell phones, in voicemail transcription programs, on flash drives, in native files, in metadata?

Knowing what you?re looking for is essential, but understanding technology and data storage systems can literally make or break your discovery efforts?and your case. If you can?t write targeted ...

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Information that is crucial to your case can be stored just about anywhere—in Blackberries, on home computers, in cell phones, in voicemail transcription programs, on flash drives, in native files, in metadata

Knowing what you’re looking for is essential, but understanding technology and data storage systems can literally make or break your discovery efforts—and your case. If you can’t write targeted discovery requests, you won’t get all the information you need.

ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process immediately helps you to:

  • Fully grasp the complexities of data sources and IT systems as they relate to electronic discovery, including cutting-edge software tools that facilitate discovery and litigation.
  • Achieve a cooperative and efficient approach to conducting cost-effective ESI discovery.
  • Employ sophisticated and effective discovery tools, including concept and contextual searching, statistical sampling, relationship mapping, and artificial intelligence—that help automate the discovery process, reduce costs and enhance process and information integrity.

The essential companion to Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice, ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process provides you with practical assistance through every stage of the eDiscovery process, including:

  • Creating a legally compliant document retention policy
  • Preserving ESI through litigation holds; identifying and interviewing key players
  • Reviewing preservation memo
  • Defining relevant ESI
  • Identifying privacy or confidentiality issues
  • Creating an eDiscovery plan
  • Retaining eDiscovery vendors
  • Meet and confer—presenting proposed discovery plan to judge and negotiate terms for search criteria and production and timing
  • Rule 16 Scheduling Conference
  • ESI processing
  • Legal review
  • Motions related to production of documents
  • Use of ESI at trial

ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process is logically organized to enable easy reading - even on the most complex topics. It provides quick access to essential answers, while minimizing dependence on footnotes, endnotes, and other cumbersome annotations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735562677
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction

• Overview of the Electronic Discovery Process
• Overview of the Information Technology Infrastructure

Section Two: Sources of Electronically Stored Information

• Introduction to Sources of ESI
• Overview of File and Storage Systems
• Native Files and Metadata
• Email and Collaboration Systems
• Databases
• File Servers
• Enterprise Storage Systems
• Desktop and Portable Computers
• Mobile Devices
• Multimedia and Video
• Removable Storage Devices/Media
• Voicemail

Section Three: Performing Electronic Discovery

• Management and Administration
• Standards and Best Practices
• Forensic Considerations
• Search and Retrieval Considerations
• Preparation and Preservation
• Quick Walkthrough of the eDiscovery Process
• General Issues and Recommendations

Section Four: eDiscovery Readiness Planning

• Guidance and Governance
• Information Lifecycle Management
• Establishing the eDiscovery Methodology
• Implementing an eDiscovery Readiness Program
• eDiscovery Technology and Tools
• Choosing Vendors

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