On October 10th, 2016, Executive Managing Partner Daniel Garrie published the second article in his column “The Neutral Corner” on Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute blog. The article is titled “How to Effectively Use a Technical E-Discovery Neutral”.
The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure put a greater responsibility on the parties and their attorneys to actively manage the discovery process and meaningfully meet and confer regarding the scope and practicability of collecting relevant data. This article discusses how a Technical E-Discovery Neutral helps the parties and fact-finder in charge of the case answer the questions of what to collect and how to collect it.
The graphic When to Use a Technical E-Discovery Special Master further illustrates the questions to ask to determine whether you may need to retain a Technical E-Discovery Neutral.