Posts Tagged "Analysis"

Will Judges Think It Is Okay To Use Clustering and Suggestive Coding Tools?

Will Judges Think It Is Okay To Use Clustering and Suggestive Coding Tools?

When will the judiciary offer guidance to parties on whether it is okay to use advanced technologies to do a better and less expensive job finding relevant ESI as compared to using keywords to fish haphazardly for ESI?

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Agreeing on Key Words, The Tooth Fairy and Other Myths

Agreeing on Key Words, The Tooth Fairy and Other Myths

With the big push on cooperating to reduce costs and improve discovery, we take on one of the big issues in electronic discovery, key word searching. Can you cooperate on key words and gain real efficiencies? Why do we battle over key words?

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Early Case Assessment (ECA) Strategies – The Wrong Way and The Right Way

Early Case Assessment (ECA) Strategies – The Wrong Way and The Right Way

We will talk about common methods used today; what some of their limitations are; how like any database driven task, a bad collection or poor records management at the front end can impede good ECA; and how new technologies like concept searching are making ECA easier to accomplish.

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Concept Searching in Electronic Discovery

Concept Searching in Electronic Discovery

In this program we will talk about how to use concept searching tools, what concept searching means to key word searching, how to use concept searching to really beef up early case assessment and review, some of the challenges of using concept searching, and a variety of other related topics.

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E-Discovery of Databases – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspectives

E-Discovery of Databases – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspectives

What is unique about this show is it can turn into a bit of a debate because we have both plaintiff and defense oriented experts on this show. From both perspectives we will try to cover when database information can be useful to a case, how to get at it, what the challenges seem to be, the process of preserving, collecting and reviewing database ESI, proportionality concerns, where to find good database E-discovery experts, and what developments we see in the database field related to electronic discovery.

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E-Discovery and Family Law

E-Discovery and Family Law

Listen to Pittsburgh based family law attorney David Pollock and Cleveland based forensic expert Barry Gummow from JurInnov, discuss how E-Discovery can impact a family law case. David has given live presentations with me in the past on electronic discovery and I look forward to bringing him onto ESIBytes to share his insights with a national audience into how Electronic Discovery impacts family law cases.

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Electronic Discovery Lessons from Dedicated Review Teams

Electronic Discovery Lessons from Dedicated Review Teams

The program will discuss issues associated with the human side of electronic discovery such as metrics, differences among review tools, rewarding good review work, quality control processes, and strategies, as well as risks, to avoid when building a review team for an electronic discovery project.

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Electronic Discovery Tips for IP Litigation

Electronic Discovery Tips for IP Litigation

Learn E-Discovery tips related to IP Litigation from Cisco attorney Mark Michels and Covington & Burling partner Edward Rippey moderated by Karl Schieneman, Director of Legal Analytics and Review at JurInnov. Both of the panelists are active in the world of IP litigation and electronic discovery and they provide an interesting in-house versus outside counsel perspective.

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What Is Concept Searching?

What Is Concept Searching?

We will focus this podcast on what exactly is concept searching. Lots of tools say they are concept searching. What does this mean? What are the ranges in concept searching? How do you effectively do concept searching? How important is process to the entire search and retrieval effort. How do you build a “cocktail approach” to designing the right electronic discovery process. These and other issues will be addressed by Dr. Herb Roitblat.

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Beyond Key Word Searching in Electronic Discovery

Beyond Key Word Searching in Electronic Discovery

http://www.esibytes.com/wp-content/AudioFiles/Beyond%20Key%20Word%20Searching%20in%20Electronic%20Discovery%20With%20Jason%20R.%20Baron.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Listen to Jason R. Baron, the National Archives Director of Litigation give his personal views on better search and retrieval methods. Jason will point out the flaws in key word searching. Jason has been an active member of the Sedona Conference and he is a frequent speaker and writer on this topic. Professionally, Jason Baron has served as the National Archives’ Director of Litigation since May, 2000. In this position he is responsible for overseeing all litigation-related activities confronting the National Archives, including complex Federal court litigation involving access to Federal and Presidential records in the National Archives’ custody. In addition, Jason Baron is the National Archives’ representative to The Sedona Conference, where he is a member of the Steering Committee for Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval in E-Discovery. Mr. Baron is also a founding coordinator of the TREC Legal Track, an international research project organized through the National Institute of Standards and Technology to evaluate search protocols used in e-discovery. In this show we candidly address some of the issues facing search and retrieval, lawyers misperceptions on how effective key word searching is, some of the ground breaking studies on search and retreival such as the Blair & Maron study in 1985, why many current search and retreival processes do not scale and are so expensive, the work Jason Baron has done coordinating current studies on search and retrieval with TREC, and the overall challenges with search and retrieval. [DDET Click here to read the transcript] Karl Schieneman-Interviewer Jason R. Baron-Guest K: Hello everyone. Welcome to another addition of ESI Bytes. This is of course, a free podcast for electronic discovery where we try to offer the national content that appears in conferences around the country with national speakers that a price everyone can afford – free, and at a time when a topic might mean something to you. Today I’m real pleased with the show. We’re doing a show on search and retrieval with Jason Baron. Jason has served as the National Archives Director of Litigation since May of 2000. In this position, he’s responsible for overseeing all litigation activities confronting the National Archives including complex federal court litigation involving access to federal presidential records in the national archives’ custody. He also serves as NARA’s representative for The Sedona Conference (as many of the past speakers have been). Jason’s very involved with Sedona. He’s a member of the steering committee for Working Group One on electronic document retention and reduction. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Sedona Conference’s Best Practices commentary on the use of search and information retrieval in e-discovery. He’s also the founding coordinator of Legal TREC – an international research project organized for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to evaluate search protocols used in e-discovery. If you GOOGLE Jason on “search...

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Search and Retrieval Tips from the Bench

Search and Retrieval Tips from the Bench

In this episode we talk about the evolution of search and retrieval from the 10,000 foot perspective, the importance of documenting what you do, how experimenting plays a role in search and retrieval, how common law supports changing the model for search and retrieval and some of the flaws in the current search and retrieval model.

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Electronic Discovery in Everyday Cases

Electronic Discovery in Everyday Cases

In this podcast, we break down everyday cases where E-Discovery occurs, offer tips on saving money, how to figure out what the use of experts in a case will cost, tips on preserving evidence – even if you aren’t sure you will use ESI, litigation hold measures for smaller cases, the format in which to provide evidence to an attorney for review, advice for selection of a good EDD vendor for smaller cases, the pitfalls of using an internal IT department for E-Discovery tasks, the importance of working with opposing counsel in smaller cases to be more effective and really save money, and where most attorneys mess up smaller electronic discovery cases.

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Electronic Discovery in Bankruptcy Cases

Electronic Discovery in Bankruptcy Cases

How is electronic discovery shaping the foreclosure mess and assist homeowners facing foreclosure? Learn how using today’s automated search tools may be the only way to uncover fraudulent conveyances and to determine the financial maneuvering of the debtor when you have limited resources. What works and what you should be concerned about before embarking on electronic discovery in a bankruptcy case. What some of the electronic discovery concerns are when facing a bankruptcy process? Why bankruptcy attorneys need to understand Electronically Stored Information (ESI).

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Evaluating Search and Retrieval Tools in Electronic Discovery

Evaluating Search and Retrieval Tools in Electronic Discovery

This show will generally discuss the different types of search tools that are out there and why they all operate differently. We will discuss some fairly granular issues which the unwary might not notice when relying on a search engine to find everything. Topics we will discuss include the differences between search engines, how search engines operate, the role stop words play within search engines, to what extent hiring search experts is required, strategies for deduplicating documents, how to store data in your search engine, wading through misspelled words, variants and synonyms, the issue of saving accurate time zone metadata in ESI, different quality control steps for review, how to evaluate different search engines, and where these two experts believe the field of search will be heading in the next few years.

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