EDRM – Electronic Discovery Reference Model

 

Electronic Discovery Reference Model

EDRM

Quick Breakdown of the EDRM – Electronic Discovery Reference Model

Information Management
Getting your electronic house in order to mitigate risk & expenses should e-discovery become an issue, from initial creation of electronically stored information through its final disposition.
Identification
Locating potential sources of ESI & determining its scope, breadth & depth.
Preservation
Ensuring that ESI is protected against inappropriate alteration or destruction.
Collection
Gathering ESI for further use in the e-discovery process (processing, review, etc.).
Processing
Reducing the volume of ESI and converting it, if necessary, to forms more suitable for review & analysis.
Review
Evaluating ESI for relevance & privilege.
Analysis
Evaluating ESI for content & context, including key patterns, topics, people & discussion.
Production
Delivering ESI to others in appropriate forms & using appropriate delivery mechanisms.
Presentation
Displaying ESI before audiences (at depositions, hearings, trials, etc.), especially in native & near-native forms, to elicit further information, validate existing facts or positions, or persuade an audience.

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