Sharing Documents with the Firm
There are likely contracts, agreements, and other documents related to your matter that we will need in order to properly represent you in this matter. The best and preferred way for you to share these documents with us is by providing them electronically using the instructions below. With that being said, if you would prefer to bring physical documents into our office or provide them in another manner, we are happy to accept the same. With that being said, please note that there will be additional time spent sorting and organizing the documents, which may result in an increased cost to you.
Our standard titling format is “YYYY-DD-MM [Document Title]” In other words, if you executed a sales contract on March 1, 1998, the title for that document would be 1998-03-01 Sales Contract.
This document title format allows documents to be sorted by date and makes it easy for us to find documents when needed for your matter. With this in mind, we ask that you assist us by either titling your documents in that format prior to uploading them.
If you only have a general date for a document, please provide us much information as you have available and then use “01” for any information you don’t have. For example, if the document is from 1998, but you don’t know when in that year, please use the date “1998-01-01.” Similarly, if you know it was in March, but don’t know the day, please use “1998-03-01.” The preferred date is the date the document was signed or the date the photo was taken.
As to the document title, if the document is titled, please use that title. If not, please use a short description that describes the document.
It is not required that you utilize the document upload form or title your documents in this format. With this being said, it is one way to help lower your litigation expenses. This is because if the documents are provided in this format, we will spend and bill for less time formatting and sorting your documents. As such, it is to both your benefit and ours if you are able to provide the documents in this format.
To upload files to our firm, follow these steps:
- Go to www.rickdavislegal.com/discovery to start uploading files.
- Click “Choose from Computer” or “Choose from Dropbox” to upload a file. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file(s) you’d like to upload directly into your browser window.
- If you have more files to upload, click +Add another file.
- Once you have all the files you want to upload, you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, and email address so that we can contact you if there are any issues with the upload.
- Click Upload.
- A green check mark means that you’ve successfully uploaded your files to the file request.
Note: You can add more files at any time by clicking the file request invitation for as long as the file request is open. You will not be able to access files that you already uploaded.
How do I upload text messages or photos?
Why do I get an error message when I try to upload a file?
There are several reasons why you might see an error message when trying to upload files to a file request. Here are a few error messages that you may see and how to fix them:
Error: Please upload files under 20 GB.
You can upload files up to 20 GB, which would equal the size of five feature-length films. As such, this should not be an issue for most files. For files larger than 20 GB, please contact our office.
Error: Something went wrong. Please try sending your files again.
If the file requester has enough space in her Dropbox account and the file is under 20 GB, try to upload to the file request in a new browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) or in an incognito/private browser window. You can also clear your browser’s cache and reattempt uploading the file.