EDRM

Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Stages

Information Governance

Getting your electronic house in order to mitigate risk & expenses should e-discovery become an issue, from initial creation of ESI (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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