Extract from Jean Donaldson's article "6 Tips to Help You Understand the E-Discovery Process"
E-Discovery can appear to be very complex at first glance. Data volumes continue to expand, and the number of potential sources continues to multiply. There are multiple steps or stages in the process, and they require collaboration between in-house legal teams, IT professionals, and external vendors or law firms. Add to that court-mandated deadlines, cooperation with opposing parties, and the risks of sanctions and it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed starting out.
But e-discovery doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right technology and a well thought-out process, in-house legal teams—even small ones—can stay manage the e-discovery process efficiently. Of course, if you’re starting out, that reassurance might not do a lot for your confidence. That’s why we’ve pulled together six tips from our Basics of E-Discovery Guide to help you out.
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