Digital Forensics Joint Expert (Neutral) Advantages
Frequently, lawyers use digital forensics Joint Experts to aid in discovery in many types of cases. Critically, because a joint expert is hired by both parties, they lack an incentive to aggressively advocate for one side over the other and can bring a culture of cooperation to the case.
Additional specific advantages include:
- Reduced Costs. With a joint expert, both parties share the costs as opposed to separately hiring individual experts. Neutral experts also help avoid costly discovery disputes by helping the parties come to an agreed-upon discovery protocol.
- Reduced Risk. No one wants to endure court sanctions or suffer unjust court rulings due to a lack of technical knowledge. A joint neutral expert can provide lawyers with cover from court criticism by following procedures recommended by the expert with the technical knowledge. Furthermore, you reduce the risk of ineffective orders from non-technically informed judicial orders.
- Efficient Discovery. An effective digital forensics joint expert brings technical expertise and breeds a more cooperative and less combative ediscovery procedure. This tends to lead to a more consistent and greater responsiveness of the produced data for legal review.
Other Computer Forensics Expert Services:
- Expert Witness – Your Party Expert: We often assist law firms as e-Discovery and digital forensics expert services. As your party witness, we will have a confidential relationship and can assist throughout the case. Learn more about how we can help as an Expert Witness
- Special Master: A Special Master, or court-appointed expert, carries out the orders of the court. Also, we provide electronic discovery and forensic services as ordered by the court. For example, if the court asks, we will help the parties agree on a Discovery Protocol together.
Discovery Protocol with an eDiscovery Joint Expert
As digital forensics Joint Experts, we assist both legal teams to plan and implement a Discovery Protocol. A Discovery Protocol retrieves the electronically stored information (ESI) you need and defines and limits the scope of discovery. For example:
- Define a begin date and end date filter;
- List the phones, email accounts, computers, and social media accounts for collection;
- List of data types you need (e.g. text messages, emails, photos, voicemails, and computer files);
- Limit text messages and emails to or from certain people;
- Limit the information by search terms and phrases;
- Cull privileged communications; and
- Specifies the method of production.
Collect, Preserve, and Produce Electronic Evidence:
- Smartphone Evidence: all text messages, emails, voicemails, photos, videos, and GPS location information.
- Email Evidence: email communications from Outlook/Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and more.
- Computer Evidence: Windows computer, Mac computer, and Server – Emails, Microsoft Word and Excel files, photos, videos, and Internet history.
- Social Media Evidence: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Online Cloud Evidence: Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud, Amazon Drive, and more.
- Website Evidence: Personal websites, Business Websites, and Search Engines.
Digital Forensics Joint Expert Witness Fees
We are very transparent about our fees. Most of our services are provided for a flat-fee. An exception is court time, which is charged at an hourly rate. Please see our “Fees” page for all the details.
Services Throughout the United States
We provide Joint Expert Witness services for law firms throughout the United States, in federal and state court cases.
Many law firms choose us because we are lawyers and eDiscovery and forensic experts. We understand client confidentiality and strictly adhere to legal ethics.
Contact Us for Joint Expert Witness Services
Please “Contact Us” to discuss Joint Expert Witness services for your case.