eDiscovery

Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation

Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation 150 150 Jason Krause

We all know that big data is not only threatening to break corporate IT budgets, but threatens to overwhelm the legal system. As organizations try to solve one problem, like controlling ownership of data, they inevitably create new headaches for the legal department. These self-inflicted wounds are probably inevitable to some degree in the data-intensive…

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Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring

Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring 150 150 Jason Krause

For many lawyers, eDiscovery is still an exotic, unfamiliar practice. Despite the growing number of conferences, publications, and CLE credits available to help lawyers understand the discovery of electronic evidence in litigation, most lawyers have never even sent a preservation letter, the first step in discovery. Considering that discovery of any electronic evidence is unfamiliar to most…

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Courts Set the Bar for Social Media Discovery

Courts Set the Bar for Social Media Discovery 150 150 Jason Krause

Being in the legal technology field can be frustrating. Technology changes fast but the law moves slowly, deliberately, and often in convoluted ways. You have to somehow stay ahead of the technology curve while waiting for the courts to catch up. It wasn’t until 2006 that federal courts were able to get the basic rules…

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eDiscovery Failures and Sanctions on the Rise

eDiscovery Failures and Sanctions on the Rise 150 150 Jason Krause

If it seems like there’s been a lot of eDiscovery sanctions lately, it’s not an illusion. The number of parties and lawyers being hit with sanctions and adverse inferences for eDiscovery failure are, in fact, on the rise. Obviously, sanctions are a bad thing, but it’s also a sign of maturity in the law. Last…

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Too Many Cooks in eDiscovery

Too Many Cooks in eDiscovery 150 150 Nextpoint

A guest-post by Joshua Gilliand of Bow Tie Law   There are phrases a lawyer never wants to hear a judge say. One is your law firm “acted negligently in failing to comply with its eDiscovery obligations.” Another is your client “acted willfully in failing to comply with its discovery obligations and assist its outside counsel…

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Small Firms Can Compete in eDiscovery

Small Firms Can Compete in eDiscovery 150 150 Jason Krause

Get Our Free White Paper to Learn How. 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…

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Robots Are Not Replacing eDiscovery Lawyers

Robots Are Not Replacing eDiscovery Lawyers 150 150 Jason Krause

Somehow, editors across the country have gotten the idea that computers will replace lawyers in litigation. The Wall Street Journal asked, Why Hire a Lawyer? Computers Are Cheaper, and The New York Times promised a world of Armies of Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software. Columnist Paul Krugman even picked up the theme to discuss the economy. Most recently, the New…

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Sharing eDiscovery Cost

Sharing eDiscovery Cost 150 150 Jason Krause

Cost is still the most challenging problem in eDiscovery. The volume and complexity of discoverable evidence in litigation is such that law firms are struggling to manage it in-house. As we’ve discussed before, the battle to control litigation support IT costs is being fought on two fronts – one, the overall firm technology infrastructure, and…

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Cloud Computing Guidelines Gloss Over eDiscovery

Cloud Computing Guidelines Gloss Over eDiscovery 150 150 Jason Krause

Law Technology News noted that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the long-awaited “Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations.” The document is meant to provide guidelines for using cloud computing platforms so that organizations and government agencies can feel comfortable migrating data to these platforms. Most of the recommendations are common sense and…

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The Four Corners of Social Media and eDiscovery

The Four Corners of Social Media and eDiscovery 150 150 nextpointguest

GUEST POST BY: Michelle Sherman Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a 2010 study, numbers on the conservative side show that 65 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies have active Twitter accounts, and 54 percent have Facebook fan pages. One third of these companies have a…

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