What makes an expert…expert? As Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic discusses, experts constantly adapt and change in how they conduct eDiscovery!
The post (Experts Constantly Adapt and Change to Deliver Exceptional Results, available here) discusses how along with changes in the eDiscovery and digital forensics industries, significant changes abound for experts as well. Many stem from technological adoptions due to the pandemic, but some of those elements were in place even before.
One of the areas where change has occurred is cost. With the increased use of video-sharing technologies like Zoom, the cost of utilizing an expert has been greatly reduced. Without having to pay for travel, clients benefit from having experts remotely join hearings, depositions, and trials. These remote activities had been a small part of the legal world before COVID, but they are far more widespread now. Although some courts are sliding back into expectations that everyone is present in person, that number is far fewer than pre-COVID.
Another benefit is the luxury of choosing an expert anywhere in the country. The expert’s location is no longer a factor in deciding who to hire. This is particularly important since experts, by nature, are highly specialized in certain technologies or industries. That has increased the use of supervised collection replacing self-collection that used to be conducted by forensic experts on site.
So, what are other areas where the use of experts had changed? Check out his post here to find out! It’s just one more click! 😉 Experts constantly adapt and change in how they conduct eDiscovery!
Speaking of experts and change, if you missed the ACEDS and Avansic webcast Don’t Mishandle or Miss Out on Key Forensic Data with Gavin and Lance Watson of Avansic and Mary Pat Poteet of Poteet Consulting, you can check it out on-demand here!
So, what do you think? Do you use experts in eDiscovery? Who doesn’t? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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