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Tuesday's Tip #5 - Document Families (I got it from my Mama!):
The terms “parent” and “child” in eDiscovery are used to identify electronic documents and their attachments. Generally speaking, this is most common with emails – the email being the parent document and the child(ren) being the attachment(s) to the email. Both the email and attachments together are referred to as a “document family”, and just like human families, they can become more complex when emails contain additional emails with attachments (sometimes referred to as grandchildren documents).