Discovery is perhaps one of the most critical steps in bringing a legal case—you can read more about it here. And while different lawyers often prefer different workflows, there are a few things to consider that may help you along in the process, with specific regard to Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery).
Lawyers can rely on dedicated eDiscovery software from a third-party vendor. These software packages often incorporate a way to organize and store a myriad of different file types, from simple PDFs and Docs to more complex multimedia files like mp3s and jpgs.
Speaking of files, a lot of these companies use cloud storage as an effective means to back up the files you’re collecting. It’s important to realize that those video files of depositions and hours of testimony add up and can overwhelm an already-taxed hard drive—having a dedicated storage medium with a redundant backup is a must.
Since you’re probably going to be dealing with multiple sources, expect to see a range of different file types too. It may be handy to have a file converter to ensure that your files are stored in a more uniform manner. That can make it easier to recall relevant files more quickly when the time arises.
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