Why Is a Records Retention Program Useful for Construction Companies?

Does your construction business have a clear records retention policy in place? Does that policy apply to everyone within the company, from a part-time administrative assistant all the way up through the owner of the business?  Without a records retention program in place, you may be vulnerable in the event of litigation. Our short list of five[...]
By | October 08th, 2018 | ediscovery | Comments Off

5 Ways to Reduce eDiscovery Costs in Construction Litigation

The occasional dispute is fairly common when it comes to large-scale construction projects. While not every disagreement between construction companies and other entities ends in litigation, it’s a definite possibility. If you do find yourself working alongside your legal team preparing for mediation or heading to court, having to produce[...]
By | July 20th, 2018 | ediscovery, CloudNine | Comments Off

Happy Paralegal Day in South Carolina!

Governor Henry McMaster officially proclaimed June 29th, 2018, as South Carolina Paralegal Day! We at Legal Eagle, Inc. wanted to take some time to recognize these often-unsung heroes in the legal industry.
By | June 26th, 2018 | Life in Greenville, SC | Comments Off

Trial Presentation and the EDRM: Part 6 in Our Series

The final entries in our series on the EDRM (or Electronic Discovery Reference Model)—considered the definitive guide to eDiscovery best practices—will look closely into utilizing the EDRM for trial presentation. Electronically sourced information, or ESI, can sometimes lead to breathtaking turns in the trajectory of a trial, but mishandling the[...]
By | May 24th, 2018 | ediscovery, trial presentation | Comments Off

Best Practices for Metadata Preservation: EDRM, Part 5

While previous posts looking into the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, have taken a look at each of the nine stages of the EDRM, we would like to take this post to look more closely into an often-overlooked aspect of Preservation: metadata preservation. Loosely defined as “data about data,” metadata has traditionally been considered[...]
By | April 09th, 2018 | ediscovery | Comments Off

eDiscovery, Native Format, and Why Meet and Confer is Essential: EDRM, Part 4

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, is considered the definitive model for eDiscovery for law firms, legal professionals, and other organizations. The EDRM includes nine stages for working with electronically-stored-information (ESI): Information Governance Identification Preservation Collection Processing Review Analysis Production[...]
By | February 13th, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Process, Review, Analyze: EDRM eDiscovery Best Practices, Part 3

Continuing our series on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (or EDRM), considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically-stored information (or ESI), we’ll be moving onto processing, reviewing, and analyzing ESI as part of litigation preparation. We’ve previously discussed Identifying, Preserving, and Collecting[...]
By | December 20th, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Looking Closer at the EDRM: Identify, Preserve, Collect

In our last blog, we spoke about EDRM, or the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically stored information, or ESI. Our last blog was an introduction to the EDRM and its utilization, and for the next few blogs we’ll be taking a closer look at the individual steps of[...]
By | November 30th, 2017 | ediscovery | Comments Off

EDRM Is Essential for Managing ESI. Here’s Why:

As our world grows increasingly connected through electronic devices like computers, tablets, and cellphones, the use of eDiscovery (the collection and review of electronically stored information) has become an essential step for attorneys and law firms when building a case. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, remains the definitive[...]
By | October 10th, 2017 | ediscovery | Comments Off

Closing the Gap Between the Lawyer and the Jury With Trial Presentation

We are in the age of visual information, and trial presentation is increasingly essential for lawyers who present their case before a jury. Visual content plays a role in every part of life. Psychologists who have studied the way people communicate and learn have discovered that approximately 65% of the population (2/3 of any jury pool) are[...]
By | September 07th, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments Off