The December 2017 changes to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 (14) replaced in-person testimony to establish electronic evidence authenticity with a written certification. This means that a forensic investigator is now able to submit written notification that the evidence is authentic without having to be at trial to testify in person, assuming that the tools being used to preserve and collect as part of e-discovery can validate a defensible approach.
In this webinar we will explore how a forensically sound platform for managing e-discovery, can easily help investigative and legal teams ensure the defensibility of their preservation and collection, no matter where the data resides, to ensure compliance with Rule 902 (14), reduce risk of data spoliation and reduce overall cost. We’ll walk through some hypothetical investigation examples and demonstrate how using AD eDiscovery, the end-to-end forensically secure e-discovery platform from AccessData, provides the repeatable, defensible process needed to stand up in court.
Mr. Lefton began his career in the legal industry as an in-house IT Administrator and Litigation Support Specialist for Epstein Turner and Song, gaining extensive experience working with trial attorneys and learning the litigation process. In 2005, his technical background and litigation support expertise landed him a job as Trial Technician and Department Manager for Merrill Legal Solutions, and later a Trial Consultant at Midwest Trial Services. Mr. Lefton joined AccessData in 2010 as a Sales Engineer. In this role, he supports the company’s sales efforts by helping to demonstrate the features and capabilities of the AccessData suite of solutions to customers and prospects across all industries. Scott also plays an active role in helping to transform client feedback into new product developments and enhancements that help AccessData drive innovation.
Melissa Singleton, Esq.
Melissa is a Customer Success Manager with AccessData. She is responsible for supporting the forensic and e-discovery technology and services needs of our clients in law firms, corporations and service provider companies. For over a decade, Ms. Singleton has been entrenched in the e-discovery industry. Her hands-on experience with a variety of technology and services provide a sound basis of knowledge of the overall e-discovery marketplace. Ms. Singleton received her JD from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She practiced civil commercial litigation before her technology career. She is a member of the Texas Bar and resides in Houston, Texas.