Early Case Assessment
Whether you call it Early Case Assessment (ECA) or Early Data Assessment (EDA), industry experts recognize that an early evaluation analysis of collected ESI can significantly reduce discovery and other associated litigation cost by providing a quick peek into your case data prior to full data processing and document review. This will assist with preparing for Meet and Confer and preparing an estimated budget for discovery and document review.
The objective of this phase in the discovery process is to reduce the volume of potentially responsive documents that needs to be reviewed. The easiest way to reduce the volume of data to be processed and reviewed is to start with a defensible targeted data collection based on specific parameters such as date range, custodian and retention policy that is agreed by parties involved.
D1 Discovery ECA includes the following services: