eDiscovery for Newbies

eDiscovery for Newbies via the ILTA Blog: eDiscovery Best Practices

I wrote an eDiscovery for newbies blog post for legal folks who need to understand some of the technical concepts of eDiscovery and it’s out now!

The education team at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) reached out to me about a month ago and indicated that they were looking for an “eDiscovery for newbies” blog post where I could present to the legal professionals what eDiscovery newbies need to know about technology in “plain language and digestible” – within 600 words.

Yikes! Challenge accepted!


The post (available here posted by Brian Balistreri) is designed for “newbies” of “eDiscovery” to help you understand what eDiscovery is, important terms to know, types of discoverable electronic evidence and how eDiscovery is conducted.

I managed to boil down the definition of eDiscovery to a single brief sentence, defined five important terms that everyone should know, identified examples of the types of discoverable electronic evidence we work with today linking to a terrific infographic (if I do say so myself!), and described the phases of eDiscovery as illustrated in a very well known model in our industry (I’ll bet you can guess what model that is!).

How do you get the most out of 600 words? Link to two pictures that help illustrate the concept! 🙂

You can check out my ILTA eDiscovery for newbies blog post here. BTW, if you take away the title of the post and the section headings, you get exactly 600 words! Challenge delivered! Sort of…


So, what do you think? Are you just learning about eDiscovery? Then, check out the post! 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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