EDRM: The Foundational Framework for Conceptualizing the eDiscovery Process

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) provides a structured approach to managing and processing electronic data for legal discovery. Our CEO, Kevin M. Clark, offers an insightful overview of the eDiscovery foundation as laid out by the EDRM. This model outlines the critical stages from identifying relevant data to presenting it in court, ensuring a comprehensive and efficient handling of electronic evidence.

1. Information Governance: Implementing policies to effectively manage electronic data.

2. Identification: Pinpointing potential sources of relevant information.

3. Preservation: Protecting data from alteration or deletion.

4. Collection: Accumulating electronically stored information (ESI) for further examination.

5. Processing: Reducing ESI volume and preparing it for review.

6. Review: Evaluating ESI for relevance and privilege.

7. Analysis: Using advanced analytics to assess ESI for content and context.

8. Production: Providing ESI in an appropriate format for legal proceedings.

9. Presentation: Displaying ESI during trials or depositions.

By following the EDRM, legal professionals can handle electronic data systematically, maintaining integrity and compliance throughout the discovery process.

Topics: EDRM, Electronic Discovery Reference Model, eDiscovery, Legal Process, Efficiency, Standardization