Preservation & Collection

A strategic approach to document assessment.

Preservation is where the IT world and the Legal world collide. Legal council must be fully aware of all of the places in the client’s electronic world where relevant data may reside. However, IT staff are frequently confused by or suspicious of legal hold orders. This creates the very real possibility that records will be challenging to locate, obtain, and preserve.

A successful preservation and collection strategy depends on open and sincere lines of communication between legal counsel, senior management, and key members of the client’s IT staff. DigiSource consultants are fluent in “legalese” and in the latest technical jargon. Using our expertise, we easily bridge the gap between the legal teams and the IT team. We help cross-departmental teams define and communicate document data and retention policies. We follow up with key players to ensure that they are aware of, and in compliance with, all legal hold orders. We also assist IT to design and implement robust preservation fences around relevant material.

What DigiSource Can Do for You

  • IT Infrastructure Readiness
    DigiSource aligns the legal requirements for managing ESI (Electronically Stored Information) with the client’s technology infrastructure.
  • Legal Hold Management
    DigiSource defensibly applies technology software and services for effective and defensible legal hold management.
  • Collection Development and Preservation
    DigiSource forensically collects and maintains all potentially relevant data. Our services include:
    • Forensic imaging
      We offer comprehensive digital imaging services.
    • On-site collections
      Our consultants are available nationwide to perform on-site collection development.
    • Media conversions
      We can convert files from a wide variety of formats into a single format for easier file management.
    • Chain of custody management
      DigiSource rigorously tracks the movement and location of all physical and digital evidence from the time it is obtained until the time it is presented in court. This mitigates the risk of tainted evidence.