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During the initial phase of litigation, parties in a dispute are expected to provide each other with relevant records and information, along with different types of evidence related to a case. Thanks to technological advancement, attorneys can now do this more accurately and at a faster rate through eDiscovery or electronic discovery. Total Trial Solutions (TTS) facilitates eDiscovery infrastructure for the benefit of law firms technical expertise to save on time, costs, ensure a high quality development, and increase the likelihood of successful results. TTS provides industry-leading eDiscovery services that utilize litigation based technology to produce accurate calculations, data collection, presentation, artificial intelligence, and other managed services that support complex discovery matters. As such, attorneys who make use of eDiscovery have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
In litigation, lawyers heavily depend on case laws to prepare for cases. In the past, they used to spend hundreds of hours sifting through physical documents to find relevant case laws as well as useful evidence. The process was cumbersome; it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Today, the discovery process has been made easier through eDiscovery. eDiscovery is cost-efficient and faster because most documents reviewed by lawyers are digital. Lawyers and paralegals can easily find evidence from data archives, emails, and mobile devices within a few hours.
eDiscovery automation software uses analytics to speed up the discovery process. Advanced analytics search for phrases and keywords within a blink of an eye. Automation streamlines the process by eliminating irrelevant documents.
Tech-savvy professionals are employed and trained in the legal field, where they help attorneys in the discovery process. Through electronic database discovery, litigation support professionals such as automation experts (document automators) work through database technologies by assisting legal professionals in managing, reviewing, coding, imaging, and analyzing massive amounts of electronic evidence by automating documents.
The eDiscovery process is accepted as a valid practice in the legal field because it reduces discovery-related costs, improves discovery efficiency, and it increases the accuracy of relevant document identification. eDiscovery is here to stay, and its use is expected to grow among attorneys.
eDiscovery is the process of tagging, reviewing, and collecting electronically stored information for use in cases. Electronically stored information includes accounting databases, instant messaging chats, CAM/CAD files, documents, emails, and other relevant evidence in lawsuits. eDiscovery also makes use of “metadata” and “raw data,” which is reviewed by forensic experts to unearth hidden evidence.
The electronic discovery process is simple, and it follows the following steps:
1. Attorneys identify relevant data and place it on hold.
2. To successfully make eDiscovery challenges and requests, lawyers from both sides first have to identify relevant, electronically stored information. Search parameters are then negotiated with opposing counsels to identify the types of documents to be searched and to ensure that only relevant evidence is identified. Irrelevant information is screened out, making it easier to search, review, and produce electronically stored information.
3. By using digital forensic procedures, evidence is extracted and analyzed before it is converted into TIFF or PDF form for use in courts. The use of analytical search techniques, such as pattern and trend identification, are used. These techniques are cheaper and more accurate.
At TTS, we use formulas for any damage calculations that we are presented with Excel. No human arithmetic is applied, therefore we can guarantee that human error will not be present.