Frequently Asked Questions
What is eDiscovery Assistant?
eDA is the first comprehensive ediscovery resource for attorneys and legal professionals. Designed by practicing ediscovery attorneys, eDA curates ediscovery case law, rules, checklists, forms and a learning center that deliver on-demand, practical knowledge to give litigators the ability to get up to speed quickly and credibly.
Where does eDA get its case law and how often is it updated?
eDA curates its data from more than 40 sources. Case law decisions are manually reviewed by our team and tagged using our proprietary system of ediscovery issues so users find cases in a few clicks vs. hours of research. Our case law team updates case law five days a week so decisions are tagged and available within a few days of publication.
Who uses eDA?
Our users range from solo practitioners to the top law firms in the world, in-house counsel to ediscovery consultants at service providers, to paralegals and litigation support professionals. Anyone who touches the ediscovery process will benefit from the resources included in eDA.
I already have a research platform, why do I need eDiscovery Assistant?
Constantly changing rules and developing case law (more than 801 since January 1, 2018) make being on top of changes in the law very difficult. eDA puts ediscovery case law in one place and takes the guess work out of how a judge may refer to an issue. Decisions are tagged by ediscovery issue, searchable by judge and organized to the district court level. Imagine knowing how your judge will rule on an issue in three clicks. That’s what eDA brings.
Who built eDiscovery Assistant?
Kelly Twigger, the Principal at ESI Attorneys and a nationally known ediscovery attorney, author, and speaker, built eDA for the firm’s practice and made it available commercially after requests from colleagues and practitioners. Mrs. Twigger is also the ediscovery columnist for Above the Law, co-author of Electronic Discovery and Records and Information Management, A Guide published annually by West, and a recognized expert in electronic discovery. eDA’s team consists of ediscovery attorneys and professionals that build tools in eDA to help litigators trying to balance knowing ediscovery with their litigation practice.