My work at the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center involves several activities. One is pro bono speaking and consulting for various bar associations along the Gulf Coast. Another is consulting with law firms and corporations on e-discovery problems that arise in litigation. Those engagements often involve litigation holds and document-exchange protocols, but occasionally I am asked to advise about forensics collections.
I was asked recently if, when representing a corporate client, I had a checklist of questions to ask outside counsel regarding their retention of a potential forensics examiner. I do have a checklist that I use, but I thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to ask an actual expert forensics examiner how best to prepare with a client. Many people aren’t aware that Craig Ball is a certified forensics examiner, but he is; and because he lives near me, I asked if he would be agreeable to sitting down and discussing the issue. Ball readily agreed.