An ESI agreement, also known as a discovery protocol, is an agreement between two or more parties in a lawsuit. Specifically, it deals with the processes, procedures, and timeline for how to exchange electronically stored information (ESI). Ideally, the best time to enter an ESI agreement or discovery protocol is at the outset of litigation while complying with Rule 26(f) meet and confer requirements. Commonly, the agreements will cover which devices or accounts, relevant date range, search terms, and data types subject to forensic collection.
We recommend collecting emails directly from the email server as opposed to collecting them from a phone or computer. Users tend to retain more emails on the email server than on a phone or computer. For example, on a phone, the user may set all emails to delete automatically after 30 days.
Modern forensic software allows us to take a ‘bit-by-bit’ copy of the hard drive on your computer. As a result, the copy of the hard drive is identical to the original hard drive.
Assisting a lawyer with the destruction of clients data after a final order or decree is entered in the case is resolved.
We assist lawyers with the destruction of their client’s data, but only after a final order or decree is entered in the case, confirming it has been resolved.