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How to Make Legal Discovery Work Easy

Looking for ways to make legal discovery work easy? Well, this guide is totally about the methods to do it. Acquiring evidence won’t be a hard task once you’ve implemented the methods mentioned in the guide below. You can obtain full knowledge of the issues and facts of the lawsuit without any hurdles.

Part 1. Features of Legal Discovery Work

Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in a lawsuit. Each party is allowed to obtain evidence from the other party or parties through the means of discovery such as requests for production of documents, interrogatories, requests for admission, and depositions through the civil law procedure. Talking about e-discovery involves the discovery of electronic records and data.

Courts are more willing to protect the privacy of third parties. Moreover, if a party is asked to disclose certain information to the other side in a lawsuit, the court can treat that information confidentially. It is to prevent the receiving party from reviling it from anybody else.

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Part 2. How to Make Legal Discovery Work Easy

Once you’ve gone through the features of legal discovery work, the next step is to increase its efficiency and make the work easier. To create ease for yourself, you must download PDFelement first. It is a powerful software with all-in-one solutions.

1. Digitalization: Convert paper files into digital files

The first step is to digitalize your document. You need to take a snapshot of the valuable documents properly. Converting paper files to digital files is essential, you can add more value to your documents in legal discovery work.

2. OCR

It is time to implement the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for text-searchable documents. It is one of the most significant features of PDFelement. Here are the steps to do so.

Step 1 Import Scanned Document

Firstly, you need to import scanned documents into PDFelement using the “Open File” option.

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Step 2 Convert Scanned Document to PDF

Using the OCR function, the program will automatically detect the scanned file. After it is detected, the software will prompt you to use OCR. You need to look for the “Perform OCR” button on the top information bar and select the language of the document. Don’t forget, the software supports about 23 languages for the ease of its users. After selecting the language, you need to click “OK.” Wait for the software to perform OCR on the chosen document. Make sure that you don’t perform any other activity while the software is implementing OCR technology on text-searchable documents.  

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Step 3 Edit Comment in your PDF

If necessary, you can further edit your document after running OCR. PDFelement gives you a variety of editing tools.

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Step 4 Save your File as a PDF

Only if you are satisfied with the changes you have made in the document, you can now save the scanned document as a PDF. Use the “Save” option on the screen to save the PDF on the destination folder.

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3. Search for the information you need

Information is surely the main part of the whole legal discovery work. Using PDFelement, you can also search for the information you need. PDFs are remarkable if you want to look for a particular section in a document. Dig out the valuable information in no time.

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Conclusion

Legal Discovery Work requires a lot of focus efficiency. When it is about handling legal matters, you should be careful enough to use the right tools at the right time. Don’t make any mistake in preserving your data properly. Make sure that the preservation methods are forensically sound and also don’t forget to define protective orders. To create ease in Legal Discovery Work, there is no tool better than PDFelement.

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