Planning for Later in eDiscovery
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Planning for Later in eDiscovery

During a recent ILTA webinar on coordination between outside counsel and a legal department on eDiscovery, I noted that a couple of the final points that were discussed were things that I think frequently get overlooked in the beginning of an ediscovery project. Phyllis Strader and Caroline Sweeney talked a lot about choosing whether to…

Linked – KPMG Legal Services Division Reports Record Revenue Growth
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Linked – KPMG Legal Services Division Reports Record Revenue Growth

The Big Four are coming for us law firm folks. “KPMG’s legal services division revenue rose by more than 30 percent in 2018 in a record-setting performance, according to the firm that expects growth to continue in a burgeoning market that’s stoking concerns among traditional law firms about potential competition.” Now I know all of…

Linked – Improving PDF-Based Document Productions: Unitization
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Linked – Improving PDF-Based Document Productions: Unitization

The mind reels that in 2019 we are still writing articles about this: “If you are requesting documents from an adversary, I strongly recommend insisting on one point and making it non-negotiable. PDFs should be produced with a separate PDF file for each originally separate document. In technical language, the production should be “logically unitized.”…

Linked – Streamlining the E-Discovery Process
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Linked – Streamlining the E-Discovery Process

Monica makes a compelling case for more organizations to bring their eDiscovery work in house. Despite my place in an outside firm, I actually agree with much of what she has to say. “Monica Enand: It all comes down to three components: control, security and cost. First, having a system that the entire legal team…

Bad Instructions in Litigation Support

Bad Instructions in Litigation Support

HashtagLegal put together this little video about the frustration of not getting complete instructions from clients and project managers. One, I found it pretty on point. Two, it reminded me of something I’ve often mentioned to attorneys and other folks in our industry. The “dirty little secret” of working in litigation support is that we…

The Importance of Culling From an in-house eDiscovery Pro
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The Importance of Culling From an in-house eDiscovery Pro

I don’t know if you’ve seen this blog post from Exterro this week. They are starting a series of interview with eDiscovery professionals, describing what their days are like, and this week it was Christa Haskins, CEDS, E-Discovery/ESI Support Manager at Becton Dickinson. Being in-house with a legal department, Christa’s day looks a little different…