eDiscovery / Litigation Support
Electronic Discovery, also known as eDiscovery and eDisclosure, is a fairly broad term. It refers to any method of locating and scanning electronic data resources in order to find legal evidence. It takes place both online (remotely) and offline (directly at the site where the data is stored).
Beyond the level of technology, eDiscovery involves many legal, political, constitutional and security concerns, and is at the heart of the privacy debate that is still going on today.
Electronic data is particularly well suited to investigation. It can be browsed, sorted and searched electronically, which is significantly faster and less workforce-intensive than searching hard-copy data manually. It is also much more difficult to destroy, either inadvertently or purposefully.
Many successful professionals in the eDiscovery sector are experienced using various software and Technology tools/platforms such as but not limited to:
Experience using the software above, combined with a strong university degree and extensive experience in a large law firm or consultancy / vendor is preferred / required for most eDiscovery roles. As a result of their experience many eDiscovery professionals have great technical ability and in-depth industry knowledge. With the growth of the industry, we’re seeing many opportunities for strong graduates in disciplines such as Computer Science and also Forensic and eDiscovery Undergraduate and Masters Degrees.
Typical eDiscovery jobs are:
- eDiscovery Project / Case Manager
eDiscovery Project Manager
- eDiscovery Infrastructure Manager
eDiscovery Technical Analyst
eDiscovery Data Analyst
- eDiscovery Processing Consultant
Litigation Support Manager
Litigation Support Analyst
- Business Development Manager
Litigation Project Coordinator
The EDRM has been developed since 2005 and is a conceptual view of the eDiscovery process. Originally Information Governance was not referenced and shows the developing interconnectedness of IG & ED.
Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License from EDRM (edrm.net). If you’re thinking of forging a career within eDiscovery or looking to discuss the market, feel free to call Apt Search on +44 (0) 203 643 0248 for guidance, support and opportunities.