Timelines makes it easy to link facts to evidence from DISCO Ediscovery, Case Builder, or anywhere on the web.
Timeline facts have various fields, such as title and date, and evidence is another field on the fact. You can add evidence in the New fact form when creating the fact. Or, you can add evidence after the fact has been created by clicking on the Add evidence button that appears when you hover over the Evidence cell in the main Timeline list view.
(Add evidence - New fact form)
(Add evidence - inline in Timeline view)
Each piece of evidence has 4 fields:
- Title - the title of the evidence
- URL link - a link to the electronic evidence
- Relationship - the relationship of the evidence to the fact (Proves fact, Disproves fact, Neutral, Unassigned). Defaults to Proves fact when adding new evidence, and if none of the options are explicitly selected, the relationship is set to Unassigned.
- Details - additional details about the evidence, such as a description of how it relates to the fact
You must have at least a title, URL link, or detail in order to create the evidence.
You can search and filter for facts based on evidence. For instance, you can filter for facts that have no evidence or facts that have evidence with a URL link. Learn more about how to search and filter off evidence here.
How evidence displays
The evidence pill will display the evidence title, if it exists, and it will display the URL link if there is no title. If there is no evidence title or URL link, then the evidence pill will show (No title).
If there is a URL link for the evidence, the pill will show a link icon. If there is no URL link, the pill will show a paw print icon.
(Evidence pills in Timeline view)
Clicking on the evidence pill will pull up information about that piece of evidence. You can click the pencil icon to edit the evidence information or the trashcan icon to remove the evidence from the fact.
Linking to DISCO Ediscovery
For DISCO Ediscovery users, you can find the link to a specific review document by navigating to the “Share options” icon in the viewer and clicking on the “Copy link” button.
(linking to a specific Ediscovery document)
When in the Ediscovery doc viewer, please note that the link in the top address bar is NOT the link to the document, but to the search results.
You can link to a dynamic search in Search & Review, which can include tags or folders. Using folders or tags in Ediscovery means that relevant evidence will automatically be included on the timeline as new documents are added to a folder or receive a tag in Ediscovery.
For instance, you may want to link to an automatically updated list of all your Ediscovery documents tagged as Hot. Do this by searching or filtering for documents tagged as Hot in DISCO Ediscovery and copying the address bar URL for a link to the search. Then, add that link to the evidence associated with your timeline fact. New documents tagged as Hot will automatically appear when a user with proper permissions clicks on the link to the search results.
(linking any search, such as a tag for Hot)
Linking Case Builder depositions
You can also link to a particular section of deposition testimony that has been uploaded in Case Builder. First you must create an annotation for the section of testimony you wish to link (see Annotating a deposition). Then, you can copy a link to that specific annotation and put that in the fact's evidence on the timeline. You can do that directly from the deposition viewer or from the Annotations page.
(getting a link for an annotation inside the Case Builder deposition viewer)
(pulling a link from the Annotations page)
Linking other URLs (internet addresses)
Using the linking functionality in Evidence, you can also link to sources outside of DISCO, provided they have a valid URL.