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LTPI Projects are designed to be sprints with a defined deliverable to be completed within a 13 week window.  Large projects may, by necessity, be broken into multiple sub-projects with discrete deliverables, brought together in the end with an assembly project.   Most LTPI projects will operate with small teams of 5-10 members, kicking off when we have the right mix of experience and skill sets on the team. 

Please note that project participants can realistically expect to put in 15-20 hours per month (2-5 hours per week) for the 3 month sprint.  As such, we encourage members to limit their project participation to one project at a time.  In light of the short time frames for LTPI projects, members may still work on 3+ projects over a year, consecutively.

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

  • Collections
  • Discovery Data Governance
  • Deliverables Standards
To sign up for a project or if you have any questions, please send an email to: programs@legaltechpi.org  

Current Projects

Ethics in E-Discovery

The law has relaxed the traditional "zero defect standard" in discovery, but at the same legal opinions and academic scholarship are showing us that not all discovery processes are created equal.  Some may not pass legal muster.  We will explore the inchoate issue of ethics in discovery by exploring what practitioners "should" do from both technical and legal perspectives to be appropriately diligent in:
  • Technology selection and use
  • Security and data integrity
  • Validation of substantive processes and results
  • Reasonableness in saying "enough is enough"

Deliverables Standards

Part of a broader "standards" initiative, we will create a practice guide for producing ESI.  It will include:

  • Determining format of production based on volume, capabilities, and timing constraints (e.g. online vs physical media
  • Data fidelity and cleanliness considerations in deliverables, such as wiping production media and outputting text to valid character sets
  • Deliverable usability considerations considering volume of media, means of transmission / shipping, capabilities of a receiving party, and legal compliance requirements
  • Security of productions
  • Special data handling obligations, such as those required by ITAR, case protective orders, or data privacy requirements

Meet & Confer


We will define, in practical goal-oriented terms, what the process is about, when should it take place, and what objectives a practitioner should consider to make case management more efficient.  We will cover how, if at all, the meet and confer process should link to an ESI stipulation, how you to approach informal dispute resolution, and how to plan a framework for discussions about issues yet to be raised.

New Project Proposals

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