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Improving your eDiscovery Vocabulary is as Easy as 123: eDiscovery Replay

Sometimes, even blog editors need to take a vacation.  But, instead of “going dark” for the week, we thought we would re-cover some topics from the past, when we had a fraction of the readers we do now.  If it’s new to you, it’s still new, right?  Hope you enjoy!  We’ll return with new posts on Monday, August 7.

Want to be better equipped to speak the “lingo” of eDiscovery and understand what you’re saying?  Here’s a glossary that can help.

As provided via the JDSupra Business Advisor site, Electronic Discovery: Glossary of 123 Commonly Used Terms, provided by Seattle law firm Lane Powell PC, is a glossary of 123 commonly used terms to help you navigate the world of Electronic Discovery.  For those of us who have been in the industry for years, call them Terms of Endearment!

From Active Data to Zip, the glossary defines 123 total terms related to eDiscovery as well as technology in general.  You get discovery terms defined ranging from Bates Number and Chain of Custody to Redaction and Spoliation and technology terms from Cache (pronounced “cash”) and Compression to Unallocated Space and VPN (Virtual Private Network).

You can review the terms from the window on the JD Supra site or download the PDF document for reference purposes.  This list comes in handy for anyone who may need a better understanding of eDiscovery and technology or simply needs a refresher on certain terms.

I did not see definitions for all of the EDRM phases (e.g., no definitions for Identification, Collection, Analysis, Processing or Presentation) and some other terms that might be useful to define (e.g., Searching), so maybe they can eventually issue a supplemented version that has 144 defined terms.  Now, that’s gross!  :o)

Speaking of EDRM, they have their own even more extensive glossary (we covered it here last year) and you can find it (and its sub-glossaries) here.  And, if you want a glossary specific to Technology Assisted Review, here is a terrific one from Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack.  To become more comfortable with the lingo, be sure not to “gloss” over any of these resources.  :o)

So, what do you think?  Do you speak fluent eDiscovery?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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