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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

Jeff Kerr

Recent Posts

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...

Litigation Management
February 15, 2017

Total Case Organization as a Strategy for Winning

Being a litigator means managing an immense amount of information. Witnesses, documents, key dates, and legal issues have to be tracked and managed for each case. Your success hinges on your ability to persuade, but you can't persuade without...

Business of Law
November 21, 2016

Bar Exam Analysis: A State-by-State Breakdown of Pass/Fail Rates

For many law school grads around the United States, prepping for the Bar Exam is a long and arduous process that can lead to anxiety and stress. After three years of law school, there is no greater fear than failing the Bar. And yet, this...

Practice Management
September 23, 2016

An Authoritative Guide: Case vs Practice Management

Having been on both sides of legal tech - both as a consumer when I was practicing and now as a producer as a founder of CaseFleet - I have learned a great deal about the different solutions that can help lawyers run their practice more...

Business Development
August 25, 2016

10 Tips on Starting Your Own Law Firm

When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were very hard to find. After a brief stint as a staff attorney, I wasn't feeling very optimistic about my chances of finding a job that would fulfill the dreams that led me to attend law...