LEGAL IMAGING brings a fresh approach as your eDiscovery partner. We pull from the comprehensive capabilities of three industry leaders; Relativity, Nuix and Brainspace, all working together to deliver key evidence. But even before these powerful technologies are set in motion, LEGAL IMAGING utilizes proprietary programs to reduce the amount of data to be searched. This proven step gives you the evidence needed cleanly, quickly and in a strategic and defensible manner.
How eDiscovery gives you an advantage
Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is the electronic aspect of identifying, collecting and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in response to a request for production in a lawsuit or investigation. ESI includes, but is not limited to, emails, documents, presentations, databases, voicemail, audio and video files, social media, and web sites.
Data Collection and Forensics
The processes and technologies around eDiscovery are often complex because of the sheer volume of electronic data produced and stored. Additionally, unlike hardcopy evidence, electronic documents are more dynamic and often contain metadata such as time-date stamps, author and recipient information, and file properties. Preserving the original content and metadata for electronically stored information is required in order to eliminate claims of spoliation or tampering with evidence later in the litigation.
After data is identified by the parties on both sides of a matter, potentially relevant documents (including both electronic and hard-copy materials) are placed under a legal hold – meaning they cannot be modified, deleted, erased or otherwise destroyed. Potentially relevant data is collected and then extracted, indexed and placed into a database for processing.
At this point, data is analyzed to cull or segregate the clearly non-relevant documents and e-mails. The data is then hosted in a secure environment and made accessible to reviewers who code the documents for their relevance to the legal matter.
How eDiscovery saves you time and money
For production, sometimes the relevant documents are converted to a static format such as TIFF or PDF, making redaction of privileged and non-relevant information possible. The use of Computer Assisted Review (CAR) or Technology Assisted Review (TAR), predictive coding and other analytic software for eDiscovery reduces the number of documents required for review by attorneys and allows the legal team to prioritize the documents. The reduction in the number of documents cuts hours and thus costs. The ultimate goal of eDiscovery is to produce a core volume of evidence for litigation in a defensible manner.