Here are Ten Things to Ask Your eDiscovery Provider, Courtesy of WiE Houston Chapter: eDiscovery Best Practices

Selecting the right eDiscovery software and services providers for your firm is challenging.  It’s difficult to get past the hype and truly understand whether their offerings can meet your needs – especially when you don’t know what you need to know.  Here’s a CLE-approved online event courtesy of Women in eDiscovery (WiE) Houston Chapter that will help you identify the right ten things to ask your eDiscovery provider.

On Thursday, November 11th at 11:45am CT, WiE Houston Chapter will be conducting the session Ten Things to Ask Your eDiscovery Provider.  I will be presenting, along with Karen DeSouza, Staff Attorney at BakerHostetler, who is also the Houston Chapter director of WiE.  Not to mention, Karen is a former colleague of mine and we’ve presented webinars together before!  So, it’s like “old home week” (for a day at least).  🙂

This session will discuss ten things you need to ask your eDiscovery software and services providers to not only select the right providers for your firm, but also to help ensure efficient and cost-effective discovery for your cases.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chain of Custody
  • Newer Forms of ESI Evidence
  • Security and Data Privacy
  • Automating eDiscovery Workflows
  • Pricing Alternatives
  • Understanding Hosting Metrics
  • Tasks Associated with Review
  • Protecting Against Waiver of Privilege
  • QC Steps for Production

For information on how to register, please contact the WiE Houston Chapter at houston@womeninediscovery.org (even if you’re a current WiE member).  Those interested in registering as a new member (for free) can visit the WiE website here (and click the “Join WiE” buttom at the bottom of the screen).  It’s CLE-approved, it’s FREE, it’s WiE!

So, what do you think?  How do you get the information you need from your eDiscovery providers to make an informed decision?  Do you feel you know the right questions to ask?  If not, register and join us!  And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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