Identify potential sources of data to determine depth of eDiscovery
Evolve Discovery provides ESI identification services as part of its comprehensive eDiscovery services. Our goal is to help you identify where potential sources of responsive data resides in order to determine the depth and breadth of all potential eDiscovery delegations. Evolve Discovery helps you evaluate, leverage and mitigate ESI information to reduce risk and save time and money.
Meet and Confer 26(f)
Initial Disclosures (Rule 26a) and the Requirement to Meet & Confer (Rule 26f)
A major factor in both preparing initial disclosures and preparing for the Rule 26(f) conference is understanding the litigants’ ESI: where it is, what it is, how to preserve it, how to collect it, and what it means for the remainder of the discovery cycle. This requirement can be turned into a tactical advantage. Evolve Discovery has years of experience in partnering with law firms and corporations in negotiating a sensible, reasonable scope of discovery and while maintaining legal defensibility.
By providing a range of defensible solutions and associated cost projections, as well as serving as a neutral resource between attorneys and IT departments, Evolve Discovery works to reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery. We routinely help create Rule 26(f) discovery plans that are tailored to the needs of a specific case while adhering to the F.R.C.P. and state rules.
Litigation Response Plan
Evolve Discovery helps clients create an eDiscovery focused litigation response plan. The identification component of this plan includes:
- Identifying key witnesses and custodians
- Determining date ranges
- Creating keyword lists
- Identifying potentially relevant document types
- Mapping the client’s information systems
- Assessing the network diagram (Document Management Systems, Data Types, E-mail Systems, Additional Data Sources)
- Determining whether forensic data capture will be needed
- Determining relevance of backup media, retired hardware and disaster recovery systems