In many instances, the “completion” (pretrial presentation) of an eDiscovery project is the “production” of documents that will meet the requests made by the other side. The challenge in meeting production requests and specifications can be the variety of document types – from generic (Microsoft) Word and Excel documents to (Adobe) PDF. Some collections may also include CAD drawings, videos, or obscure file formats that are proprietary to an industry. Documents may contain privileged information, trade secrets, Personal Health Information, or Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which require redaction for appropriate protections.
Since productions themselves are meant to contain the relevant documents, a well-thought-out production process is key to both meeting the needs of the production request and the needs of the client. Through many years of experience in creating productions, we’ve been able to identify a number of issues that may arise, and offer suggestions on how to resolve them.