Modernizing Your eDiscovery Playbook

Modernizing Your eDiscovery Playbook: eDiscovery Best Practices

If you’re a football fan, you know the importance of a playbook. Prism Litigation Technology discusses best practices for modernizing your eDiscovery playbook here!

Their recent post (Modernizing Your eDiscovery Playbook, available here) discusses why you need an eDiscovery playbook, benefits of an eDiscovery playbook, components of a modern eDiscovery playbook and how to use and maintain one. Here’s why you need one:

  • Reduced Risk: A consistent and documented approach reduces the risk of errors that can lead to sanctions (e.g., failing to put custodians on litigation hold, preserve relevant data, suspend auto-delete programs, issue timely subpoenas to third parties with potentially relevant evidence).
  • Reduced Costs: The ability to document proven workflows and approaches (including everything from early data culling to technology assisted workflows during review) and to repeat the same processes in subsequent cases enables you to contain the runaway costs associated with discovery.
  • Greater Control: A playbook enables counsel to address discovery issues early, which enables them to control the discovery narrative by being well prepared for meet and confer conferences and discovery negotiations. Lack of proactive planning during the early case strategy phase can cause the scope and volume of eDiscovery to spiral out of control.

So, what about the benefits of an eDiscovery playbook, components of a modern eDiscovery playbook and how to use and maintain one? For that, you’ll have to check out their post here on modernizing your eDiscovery playbook! It’s only one click! 😉


So, what do you think? Are you running the right set of plays to stay ahead of the game, or are you always playing catch-up? See what I did there? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

BTW, I’m on my first real vacation in three years (seriously! – this post was pre-scheduled!) so I may be slow to respond to comments here and on social media. 🙂

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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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