How E-Discovery Professionals Can Avoid Risks and Control Costs

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Data collection is the linchpin of the entire e-discovery process. Done wrong, it can have major consequences for your case. Over-collect and you drive up costs unnecessarily. Under-collect and you risk sanctions for spoliation. Fail to protect the integrity of the data and the chain of custody and you threaten defensibility.

Legally and ethically, responsibility for collections belongs ultimately to the attorneys. In practice, however, the process requires careful coordination among legal, IT, forensics specialists and other members of the e-discovery team. Mistakes can occur at any step. Yet many of these mistakes are common and, with forethought, can be avoided.

Join us to learn from veteran forensic investigators the five ways to avoid the most common mistakes in collections and how you can avoid them. Our five best practices:

  1. Establish clear processes and procedures for collecting and preserving data.
  2. Understand where your data lives and how to recover it.
  3. Define responsibilities within the organization related to legal hold and data collection.
  4. Reduce the risk of spoliation through proper collection and auditing.
  5. Control the cost of your data collection by understanding the available methods.

Data collection is legally and technically challenging. This webinar will prepare you to avoid common mistakes in collections and to protect your data and your company.


Bob Ambrogi | Legal Technology Author and Catalyst Communications Director
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Robert has been writing and speaking about legal technology and the Internet for two decades. He writes the award-winning blog LawSites and is a columnist for Above the Law, the ABA Journal and Law Practice magazine. He co-hosts the longest-running legal podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, as well as the podcast Law Technology Now, both available through the Legal Talk Network. In 2011, Bob was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” He is also a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.


Steve Linn | Education Director | Forensic Pursuit
Steve Linn

Steve is a digital forensic examiner specializing in the investigation of digital evidence for both civil and criminal matters. Steve has assisted attorneys, businesses and individuals throughout Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Tennessee by providing key insight and evidence on digital services. Steve is a regular instructor of CLE classes for criminal and civil defense attorneys as well as many judicial organizations, universities, technology associations, and human resource groups. He is a licensed Private Investigator in the state of Colorado and has made guest appearances on popular television shows such as Animal Planet’s “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters.”

Melinda Redenius | Chief Business Officer | Forensic Pursuit
Melinda Redenius

Melinda has worked in litigation, computer forensics, and e-discovery since 2000 and is an Access Data certified forensic analyst. The combination of her legal training and experience and her forensics capability gives Melinda keen insight into the complex and delicate situations facing her clients. She uses this insight and project management expertise to coordinate workflows and provide clients with timely, litigation focused expert services.


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