eNeutrals

Special Masters

Through the appointment of a special master, parties can efficiently resolve disputes relating to electronic evidence. Rule 53 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that with consent of the parties a court may appoint a master either to address an exceptional condition or pretrial matters that an available judge cannot effectively and timely address. Many state court rules contain similar provisions. A special master can assist parties in exploring cost-saving alternatives to resolve disputes when parties cannot agree to a resolution, and Elijah’s special masters have the skill and temperament to effectively fulfill that role.

eNeutrals

Retention of an eNeutral can facilitate potentially intractable disputes regarding discovery of electronically stored information.  Although not having the same judicial authority special masters, eNeutrals can work with the parties to help establish ESI protocols, mediate eDiscovery disputes and facilitate issues relating to confidential and privileged materials. An eNeutral also can facilitate the review and production of materials on a single hosting platform, often resulting in tremendous savings versus each party maintaining separate platforms.

eDiscovery Liaisons

The Seventh Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program has formalized a role that Elijah has been fulfilling for years – the eDiscovery Liaison. The Pilot Program dictates that in the event of disputes over ESI, the parties to the litigation each designate an eDiscovery Liaison for the purpose of meeting, conferring and attending court hearings regarding electronic discovery issues. An eDiscovery Liaison should be prepared to:

  • Participate in the eDiscovery dispute resolution process
  • Gain the knowledge with regard to the party’s eDiscovery efforts
  • Obtain reasonable access to those familiar with the party’s electronic systems and capabilities so they can explain and answer questions regarding them
  • Be knowledgeable about the technical aspects of eDiscovery including electronic document storage, organization format issues, retrieval

Even if you are not involved in litigation subject to rules of the eDiscovery Pilot Program, employing an eDiscovery liaison can improve efficiency and facilitate the discovery process.

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ELIJAH AWARDS

  • Digital Forensics Provider of the Year
  • ACQ5 Law Awards 2017 – Technology Solutions Provider of the Year
  • ACQ5 Law Awards 2017 – Computer Forensic Investigations Provider of the Year
  • The Lawyer International – Technology Solutions Provider of the Year
  • 2016 AI Legal Awards – Best for Computer Forensics & Expert Testimony – USA
  • AI Legal Awards – Best for Legal Technology Solutions – USA
  • AI Legal Awards – Best for Computer Forensic Investigations USA
  • DBR Best Of – e-Discovery Company 2015
  • CIO Review – 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Solution Providers