Here Are Nine Advantages to Using a Forensic Expert for Collection and Discovery: eDiscovery Best Practices

It’s forensics day! Last week, we discussed the pitfalls of unsupervised self-collection of email and, for a lot of you, it was “preaching to the choir”.  Let’s look at collections more positively this week.  This recent article from Forensic Discovery not only identifies nine advantages of using a forensic expert for collection and discovery, it also illustrates five easy steps when using that expert for collection and other discovery services.

In the article Nine Advantages to Using a Forensic Expert for Collection and Discovery, the article discusses how many legal professionals think that having an expert collect data in a forensically sound manner is complicated, when, in fact, it’s never been easier, especially in today’s world of collections conducted remotely.  It then proceeds (obviously) to identify nine advantages to using a forensic expert for collection, especially when that forensic expert can assist you with the entire discovery workflow.  Here’s just one of the nine advantages:

Forensic experts can provide testimony: Because they ensure data is collected in a forensically sound manner, forensic experts can (and often) provide testimony to that, if needed, eliminating questions about the collection process in court.

So, what are the rest of the nine advantages of using a forensic expert for collection and discovery?  And what are the five easy steps for effective collection, review and production using a forensic expert for collections who also provides discovery services?  I won’t steal their thunder, you can check out their article here on the specifics.

So, what do you think?  How many cases have you been involved in where the possibility of expert testimony has been considered?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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