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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

Jeff Kerr

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Litigation Management
June 28, 2016

12 Deposition Strategies for Obtaining Killer Testimony

Depositions make or break cases. Taking a deposition can be exhilarating when you're able to get past the witness's defenses and layers of preparation - or extremely frustrating if the witness is a skillful evader or if opposing counsel...

eDiscovery
June 14, 2016

What Is Metadata and Why Does it Matter for Lawyers?

We're constantly hearing about metadata as it relates to eDiscovery, security, and ethics, but metadata remains a confusing topic for many, and there are many misconceptions about it. In this post, we'll provide some examples to help you better...

Law Office Technology
May 31, 2016

3 Simple & Effective Uses of Excel for Litigation

Excel is a virtual Swiss Army Knife for litigators. There really aren't any limits on what you can do with it, and I'm sure that I've only scratched the surface in my own practices. Excel is also a lot easier to use than many people think it is....

Litigation Management
May 23, 2016

A Case Timeline is a Litigator's Best Friend

Litigators eat, breathe and sleep facts. Indeed, non-lawyers are often surprised by the near-fanatical thoroughness that many litigators exhibit when investigating the facts of a case. Most of us have either taken or defended 7-hour depositions,...

Law Office Technology
May 16, 2016

5 Best Practices for Improving Law Firm Security

We owe our clients a duty of confidence, and we owe it to ourselves to keep our business data secure. But in fact, security means more than keeping data out of the hands of the bad guys: it also means having steady access to our data and...

Law Office Technology
April 26, 2016

The Definitive Guide to Slack for Litigators

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Slack already. The company has grown at an incredible pace, achieving a valuation of  approximately $4 billion in the three years since it was founded. It currently has 2.7 million users active on the...

Law Office Technology
April 05, 2016

Essential Law Office Software

A modern law office needs more than furniture and smart lawyers in order to run. We use computers to write briefs, send emails, review evidence, generate invoices, and manage firm finances. In the realm of law office technology, there are good...

Law Office Technology
April 05, 2016

Cloud Computing and the Practice of Law

The way we interact with and use computers changes constantly - technology growth is exponential in today’s world. Yet certain industries are hesitant to adopt new technology en masse, unconvinced of its ability to work well within the structured...

eDiscovery
April 05, 2016

DIY eDiscovery: Taking Control & Saving Money

One of the reasons I decided to learn e-discovery was to save money. Early in my career as a lawyer, I developed a strong aversion to spending money on experts and litigation vendors. After spending $5,000 out of my own pocket in my first year of...

Practice Management
April 05, 2016

The Role of Actionable Data in Managing a Law Office

In The Lean Startup, author Eric Reis emphasizes the distinction between actionable data and vanity metrics. The latter appeals to your ego (total clients served, total dollars earned this year), whereas the former helps you make better judgments...