Speaking Technical

Speaking Technical in Discovery Requires You to Come to “Terms” With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

When it comes to speaking technical in eDiscovery, as this article by Cobra Legal Solutions illustrates, the best way to get started is to come to “terms” with it!

Their article Coming to “Terms” with Speaking Technical in eDiscovery is the latest post the series on The 4 Languages of eDiscovery and provides a terrific way at look at a very valuable resource – The Sedona Conference® Glossary of Terms!

The Glossary is published as a tool to assist in the understanding and discussion of electronic discovery and electronic information management issues, allowing for more effective communication between user and provider, enhanced by the ability to compare “apples to apples” when selecting a provider. The Fifth Edition of the Glossary (which can be downloaded here) is comprised of almost 130 pages containing nearly 800 definitions of important technical terms to know in eDiscovery – it’s a very comprehensive resource for learning and referencing important eDiscovery and technology terms!

Learning the definition of 800 terms isn’t easy (especially when they’re simply organized alphabetically), but Cobra takes important selected terms and organizes them in a way where you can learn them in context with other related terms. Great idea!

So, what are the 63 important terms to know (and 23 related terms), organized by concepts, along with two terms that are commonly confused?  I won’t steal Cobra Legal Solutions’ thunder, you can check out the article here on the specifics.  If you’re going to come to “terms” with speaking technical in eDiscovery, this is a great way to start!  😉

So, what do you think?  When it comes to speaking technical in eDiscovery, how many of the terms can you define? Check out their article before looking them up! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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