Linked: It’s Official: Self-care Leads to Long-term Business Success
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Linked: It’s Official: Self-care Leads to Long-term Business Success

The article is directed at founders, but I think we can all see similar hours and stresses in the legal and eDiscovery industries, no? “Over 50 per cent of owners work nine hour-plus days and 43 per cent work weekends. But long hours don’t make you more effective: you’re wasting time spinning wheels because you’re…

Linked: How Big Data is Blowing Up Legal Costs
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Linked: How Big Data is Blowing Up Legal Costs

What numbers like this say to me is that far too many organizations have bought in to the value of “big data” with no thought as to how storing, protecting, and reviewing that data is going to get done. “Conducted by Rabin Research Company among senior in-house counsel at leading U.S. corporations, BDO’s 2019 Inside…

Linked: Fish in a barrel – evidence on social media sends claimant to prison
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Linked: Fish in a barrel – evidence on social media sends claimant to prison

This is just stupid. I’ll let Chris Dale explain: “Elder’s claim to a much larger sum was undermined in part by old-fashioned surveillance, which showed that she went shopping and walked her dog without a stick. The main evidence against her (or, at least, the part which won most attention) was that social media photographs…

Linked – Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery
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Linked – Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery

Rob gets pretty geeky and math-y when it comes to risk, probability, and how it impacts DNA testing, but he makes a valid point as well: “In considering one potential risk factor and its probabilistic impact of interjecting error into the discovery process, I hope the following short overview provides legal professionals – both consumers…

Linked – Workers use unapproved messaging apps to get their work done
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Linked – Workers use unapproved messaging apps to get their work done

This is one of those statistics that should jump off the page and worry the heck out of people in HR, and especially the eDiscovery industry. “The study found that almost two-thirds (64 percent) of the respondents use their mobile devices for work-related communications — even though 32 percent of the respondents said they are…