Ready for eDiscovery DIY

Ready for eDiscovery DIY? Here Are Five Reasons You May Be: eDiscovery Best Practices

A lot of legal professionals wouldn’t even think of considering do-it-yourself (DIY) discovery, but eDiscovery solutions these days make it easier than ever for less experienced professionals to get the job done. Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic wrote a blog post with five reasons why you may be – or should be – ready for eDiscovery DIY!

The blog post (How to Know You’re Ready to do eDiscovery Projects Yourself) provides a list of five reasons you can start taking more control of your eDiscovery process right now. Here is one of them to show whether you’re ready for eDiscovery DIY:

I don’t do enough eDiscovery to justify learning a new tool: eDiscovery is becoming such an important part of modern legal practice that eDiscovery tools will eventually be as ubiquitous as word processing software. With subscription offerings that aren’t tied to the number of gigabytes being hosted online, eDiscovery can be used for as many cases as possible. Although comparing eDiscovery pricing is not easy, it doesn’t take more than one or two cases to show that subscription pricing is more affordable over project-to-project costs.

That reason specifically hits home for me because eDiscovery isn’t just about litigation anymore. Internal investigations, audits, Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), even HSR Second Requests to support mergers and acquisitions are eDiscovery use cases these days. It’s not just using eDiscovery on many litigation cases; it’s using it in a lot of ways that people don’t think about.

So, what are the other four reasons why you should be ready for eDiscovery DIY? Check out Gavin’s post here! You just might find you’re more ready than you think!

So, what do you think? Do you conduct your own eDiscovery? If not, why not? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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