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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

eDiscovery
June 12, 2018

Database Discovery 102

In a previous post, we covered the nuts and bolts of databases and some of the terminology you need to know when discussing them. Now, we can get down to brass tacks and tell you how to get the data out so that you can use it to prove your case. ...

Litigation Management
May 14, 2018

Weighing the Benefits of Settling Your Case Out of Court

The vast majority of civil cases never go to trial. Some are dismissed because the pleadings are deficient and others are closed at a later stage, but many are settled. A settlement can feel like a win or a loss, depending on the figure. If the...

eDiscovery
May 02, 2018

Desktop vs. Cloud-Based E-Discovery Software

In parts one and two of this series on e-discovery review software, we’ve covered the limitations of consumer-grade software for document review and the top software features you should be aware of when evaluating an e-discovery solution for your...

Litigation Management
April 23, 2018

The Top 10 Features to Look for in E-Discovery Review Software

With so many e-discovery software options available to attorneys today, it can be challenging to find the solution that best suits the needs of your firm. When reviewing a document production from your adversary, do you really need all the bells...

eDiscovery
April 16, 2018

The Limits of Using Consumer-Grade Software for E-Discovery

When handling e-discovery cases, we have to be careful, or we'll end up like the dog that caught the car – completely unable to handle what we receive. A large document production from an adversary can be expensive and difficult to review, so...

Practice Management
February 28, 2018

Discovery of Databases, Part I : Understanding What You’re Seeking

When I was first getting started with e-discovery, I would worry a lot about what I called "proprietary file types." I was concerned that by asking for native files I would end up with a bunch of files with an extension I'd never seen before and...

eDiscovery
October 11, 2017

5 Strategies for Requesting and Producing Social Media in Discovery

Social media can be a goldmine of evidence for e-discovery practitioners. Is a party lying about key allegations? You might find proof. You can also learn a great deal about the relationships between the people in your case to help show bias. (I...

Litigation Management
August 10, 2017

The Cost of Using Non-Legal Software for Case Management

Perhaps you've realized that keeping your case information in notepads and Word documents isn't a good idea. You've seen how hard it is to search, filter, and collaborate with these tools, and you want something more structured — because you...

Law Office Technology
June 29, 2017

Microsoft Word: Essential Techniques for Lawyers

Nobody ever said MS Word was the best software for word processing, but I think we can all agree that Word won the war against its competitors. Aside from a few obstinate holdouts, no one uses Word Perfect anymore, and Google Docs just doesn't...

eDiscovery
June 16, 2017

Let's Ban TIFFs in E-Discovery

Every day, I hear from lawyers wanting to know what to do with the massive set of TIFF files they have received in response to their discovery requests. They can't search the TIFFs using the software they own, and they can't review them in a...