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Lawyers cannot do "simple"

(excerpt from soon to be published "Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It" by Melody A. Kramer) Lawyers cannot do "simple." This complaint comes over and over again in different iterations. Lawyers write...more

Ideas and Advice for Demonstratives In Employment Litigation

I recently had the pleasure of giving a presentation on demonstrative graphics for the State Bar of California’s Employment Law Division in San Francisco. In giving this presentation, I wanted to make sure it was not simply...more

IP Attorneys: A Guide to Effective, Engaging Graphics for Patent Litigation

Apple’s recent victory over Samsung in their patent infringement case had to be one of the most closely watched intellectual property cases ever, and trial graphics played a decisive role in shaping juror and public opinion....more

Predictive Coding in eDiscovery

Predictive Coding - what it is; when to use or not to use it; four hot cases that you MUST know about; comparing predictive coding workflow protocols; and getting a court to grant your predictive coding motion; are all...more

Zero Tolerance for eFiling Errors from Oregon Law Practice Management

How to avoid committing legal malpractice when filing court documents electronically....more

Legal Media and Tech Skills for Attorneys: Advice to Help You Get Hired and Improve Your Practice

The advice I often give to recent law graduates is, in a nutshell: Get tech savvy. Develop skills in information design and presentation. Become a whiz with document management. Find your inner geek streak. At a time when...more

Costs Versus Quality In Electronic Discovery Document Reviews

Apple Founder Steve Jobs’ ‘s design philosophy was “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Beginning with interactions at Vanderbilt Law School with law professors and continuing with on campus and off campus interviews...more

Congress Hears Testimony Regarding E-Discovery

On December 13, 2011, Congress held a hearing to discuss the rising costs of civil discovery, labeled, “The Costs and Burdens of Civil Discovery.” The purpose of the hearing was to inform Congress about the progress the...more

Discovery in a New World

Paper vs Electronic Documents Since 2006 the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require producing not just paper but all electronic documents and data for trial. Defendants and their counsel must carry out this duty to...more

Providing E-Discovery Clients WIth Value

Law firms and legal departments are not harnessing the power of predictive coding and analytical technologies that can create substantial value for their clients in e-discovery. Their economically unsustainable model is based...more

Managing Electronic Discovery Costs and Risks Through Effective Notification and Communication with Vendors and Subcontractors

Marc Jenkins will be presenting “Managing Electronic Discovery Costs and Risks Through Effective Notification and Communication with Vendors and Subcontractors” at the 2011 BlueCross BlueShield Association National Summit at...more

UNIFIED and Project Counsel Launch eDiscovery/eDisclosure Document Review Center in London

LONDON (September 29, 2010) – UNIFIED OS Ltd and Project Counsel SCS announced today the launch of their new document review center in London. The center is located in heart of the city in the UNIFIED corporate...more

Considering the Ethical Challenges in eDiscovery - Overview with Tom O'Connor

Developed in conjunction with industry expert and commentator Tom O'Connor, the attached 35 slide presentation covers key considerations in the area of ethics and eDiscovery. Key points covered in this presentation...more

Discovering ESI- Self-Reliance and Rule 26

ESI—Electronically Stored Information. FRCivP now requires an early conference among attorneys to discuss and plan discovery, including ESI. The Internet and ESI makes discovery easier, but also increases the volume...more

PDF/A Required in Federal Courts from Oregon Law Practice Management

Where to get more information on PDF/A, the new required format for electronic filings in the CM/ECF system. ...more

Virtual Deposition – Streaming For Depositions and Arbitrations

Our court reporting firm is often asked to provide streaming services at depositions. Attorneys and/or expert witnesses at remote locations are able to log onto a url and can participate by seeing and hearing the proceedings....more

Bizilaw Newsletter June 2010 - The Litigation Issue

In this issue of the Bizilaw Newsletter, we introduce - A. The launch of a new Litigation Technology & Support division in Bizibody . Headed by Serena Lim, this new division aims to help litigation lawyers harness...more

Lawyering in the Cloud: Where Do You Start?

So you’ve heard all the great cost effective and time saving benefits of managing your law practice online (also known as a virtual law firm), and you start researching your options. All of a sudden you’re reading articles...more

Appellate Rules & Deadlines? There's an App for That

Dallas family-law specialist Jimmy Verner has provided a new incentive for Blackberry users to switch to an iPhone with VernerLegal's release of two applications directly relevant to Texas appellate lawyers: Texas Litigation...more

What Should be the Ordinary Course of Business: Using Litigation Support Software to Review

The Defendants in Valeo Elec. Sys. v. Cleveland Die & Mfg. Co., brought a motion to compel the Plaintiffs to organize their electronically stored information production into 28 specific categories to match the Defendants’...more

A Graphical Depiction of the Sequence and Chronology of "Meet and Confer"

A simple graphical overview of the sequence and chronology of FRCP 26(f) "Meet and Confer". Source: OrangeLT.com...more

Social Networking Sites in Litigation, or the Status Message of a Lawsuit

Current case examples of social networking in litigation....more

Whose Search Term is it Anyway?

An article on the burden of production to determine search terms for a specific ESI request. ...more

Production of Metadata and the Importance of the Meet & Confer Process

The meet and confer process, effective communications between parties and specific discovery requests for metadata are imperative for effective litigation today. Aguilar v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Div., 2008 U.S....more

High Expense of Electronic Discovery Demands Preparation

The costs associated with electronic discovery in litigation, in both federal and state courts, should cause all businesses to take proactive steps to plan and prepare for efficient and effective document preservation,...more

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