eDiscovery

Law Schools Try to Revolutionize the Law Firm Business Model

Law Schools Try to Revolutionize the Law Firm Business Model 150 150 Jason Krause

According to the The New York Times, law schools are taking some bold steps to address the challenges facing their graduates. The piece talks about a new law school innovation described as, “a teaching hospital for law school graduates.” The idea is to create clinics and law firms that employ new law school graduates, offering services to low-…

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Why Does eDiscovery Cost So Darn Much?

Why Does eDiscovery Cost So Darn Much? 150 150 Jason Krause

Writing for Canadian Lawyer, Toronto attorney Dera Nevin asks a simple question, “Why Does eDiscovery Cost so Much?” We’ve earlier talked about eDiscovery costs here as well. That is a very good question, and one we think needs to be answered. Dera hits the obvious points, that there are enormous volumes of data that are discoverable,…

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Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge

Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As with all types of litigation, the volumes of data involved in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and Class Actions are exploding in both volume and diversity. Merging complex cases into one matter simplifies litigation, as in upcoming drug safety litigation over drugs like Yaz and Pradaxa. However less complicated that can make a matter from a legal…

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In eDiscovery, Small Firms Aren’t Disadvantaged

In eDiscovery, Small Firms Aren’t Disadvantaged 150 150 Jason Krause

Small firms might imagine eDiscovery is like a John Grisham movie, where a plucky young attorney practicing law in a rundown office is hopelessly outgunned by a large, well-heeled law firm. There certainly was a time when big law firms could count on bigger budgets and staff to out-muscle opposing counsel at smaller law firms.…

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Why the Internet is Crushing eDiscovery

Why the Internet is Crushing eDiscovery 1000 667 Jason Krause

More than a decade ago, at the end of the dotcom boom, I wrote an article called “Has the Net Stopped Growing?” At the time it was a shocking thing to consider, since the incredible economic growth of the previous decade had been built largely on the fantastic growth of the Internet. It was a temporary hiccup, because…

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Keeping eDiscovery in Proportion

Keeping eDiscovery in Proportion 150 150 Jason Krause

  • Trial Tips from Nextpoint •  One of the most devilish problems in litigation is proportionality – figuring out how to keep the cost of managing evidence in control while serving the interests of justice. Courts have made it clear any party has a duty to maintain potentially relevant evidence as soon as any future…

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Judge Scheindlin Brings the eDiscovery Drama

Judge Scheindlin Brings the eDiscovery Drama 150 150 Jason Krause

Some high drama recently hit the insular world of eDiscovery. Or, at least what passes for drama at an academic conference featuring federal judges. According to legal blogger Ralph Losey, Judge Shira Scheindlin, easily the most respected judge on discovery-related matters, told the audience at the recent Georgetown eDiscovery Conference that she was, “disappointed that the…

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Nextpoint’s 2012 Litigation Technology Year in Review

Nextpoint’s 2012 Litigation Technology Year in Review 150 150 Jason Krause

2012 was a year of radical change for the legal technology industry. Law firms remained under intense pricing pressure, forcing lawyers to consider new business and billing models. Meanwhile, technology continues to advance, offering the industry new platforms and tools that can save the profession from the ongoing challenges and pressures it faces. Through it all, Nextpoint…

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Why Legal Cloud Computing Is the Only Solution for eDiscovery

Why Legal Cloud Computing Is the Only Solution for eDiscovery 1000 674 Michael Beumer

We’ve been saying for years that the only way for the legal system to deal with the volumes of information available for discovery is legal cloud computing. If you are a Nextpoint user or just friendly follower, we are preaching to the choir. It seems like such an obvious proposition that perhaps we take it…

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When eDiscovery Rears Its Head

When eDiscovery Rears Its Head 150 150 Jason Krause

  • Trial Tips from Nextpoint •  Last week, we talked about the ways small firms can use the eDiscovery rules to their advantage. Today, we’re going to drill down into the way that works at the start of a matter. When a lawyer is given a lawsuit that might involve digi­tal evidence, the first…

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