Knowing Where And How To Look

The world is changing and so is the legal realm. To this end, electronic discovery (e-discovery) has emerged as a new – and newly effective – means to collect evidence in matters of litigation. Items included in e-discovery can include emails, documents, presentations, databases, voicemails, websites and all variety of audio and video files and social media. Such files can ultimately be used in court and indeed have become the central focus of many cases.

Yet as a result of the immense volume of electronically stored information, important and at times case-winning documents can get lost in the shuffle and remain undiscovered and undisclosed. Working with an attorney who is skilled in facilitating e-discovery is crucial.

In business and civil disputes, Regard Law Group works vigorously to ensure that e-discovery is carried out both efficiently and thoroughly. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, our principal attorney, Andre Regard, understands how to identify, review and submit this information effectively.

What The Courts Expect

In Kentucky, businesses must follow a specific program during the discovery process — whether conducted electronically or not. While the courts understand that not every document is valuable and worth keeping, businesses are expected to have good data "housekeeping" policies. These include:

  • Documentation concerning the company's policies on record retention, operational procedures, emails, social networking and information security
  • Best practices for operational efficiencies, including timely reviews of off-site storage vendor contracts, backup media rotation, regular audits and effective disposition cycles

  • Established and effective policies and procedures regarding the secure disposition of data and information preservation

Our firm will work tirelessly to see that all the opposition's relevant documentary and electronic information is thoroughly investigated and reviewed, and that all relevant material is submitted into evidence.

An Electronic Edge

If your litigation involves e-discovery, it is essential to work with a lawyer who understands the process. To learn more about how we can help, call our Lexington office today. You can call us at 859-559-4573 or arrange a consultation online.