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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

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...

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...

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...

eDiscovery
April 05, 2016

Going Native: The Importance of Native Files in eDiscovery

Other than witness testimony, nearly all the evidence worth discovering in litigation is electronic. More often than not, it’s emails, text messages, database records, digital images, metadata, and Microsoft Office files that tell us the truth...

eDiscovery
April 05, 2016

Talking eDiscovery and Legal Tech with Craig Ball (Part 1)

 I was privileged to have the chance to interview one of my heroes, Craig Ball, a few months ago in a wide-ranging and very interesting talk. It was a lengthy discussion, so we’ve broken the interview into several parts. We cover eDiscovery best...

eDiscovery
April 05, 2016

Dictionary of E-Discovery: A Helpful Glossary of ESI Terminology

Lawyers who “do” e-discovery tend to use a lot of hard-core terminology that is bewildering to the uninitiated. That’s unfortunate. Given that e-discovery is discovery, the terminology we use should be user-friendly for all litigators, not just...

eDiscovery
March 01, 2016

Talking eDiscovery and Legal Tech with Craig Ball (Part 3)

 

I was able to have a lengthy interview with one of my heroes, Craig Ball, a few months ago. This is part three of that interview (check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here). In this portion we discussed best practices for requesting and responding...

eDiscovery
January 29, 2016

Talking eDiscovery and Legal Tech with Craig Ball (Part 2)

I was able to have a lengthy interview with one of my heroes, Craig Ball, a few months ago. This is part two of that interview (check out Part 1 here). In this portion we discussed training on eDiscovery and how much attorneys can do themselves...

eDiscovery
November 02, 2015

3 Reasons Bates Stamps are Outdated - What You Can Use Instead

 There are several time-honored practices in the legal profession whose purpose is a bit hard to understand. Take, for example, the practice of beginning motions with the words "COMES NOW." The only value of starting with these words is that the...