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Don't Be So Gullible McFly. . .

Posted 12/22/16 2:45 PM by Scott Robinson

So here we are 10+ years out from the initial 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were enacted to address discovery around ESI. Those ten plus years have been a wild ride wrought with slow adoption, ill-preparedness, and missteps by many, with a select few making the case law headlines.

The Millennial Impact on eDiscovery

Posted 11/30/16 7:10 PM by Trisha Anderson

According to the Census, there are over 83 million millennials in the US, making up over ¼ of the nation’s population. The growth of this demographic has made an inevitable impact on the number of millennials currently in the workforce. By the year 2020, millennials will account for 46% of the workforce.

Technology and the People

Posted 11/22/16 2:36 PM by Will Patterson

In a world of ever changing and evolving technology, our daily lives are inundated with the latest and greatest of what is the fastest and most efficient. While on my last trip to San Francisco I paused for a moment and couldn’t help but notice all the technology being developed and used around me. People were talking about the newest iPhone, devices with voice recognition, and cars that drive and park themselves. 

Digital Responsibility

Posted 10/25/16 9:44 PM by Kyle Wachter

There is something rather peculiar that is going on in our industry that I find rather alarming: Many people are not taking responsible measures when handling data.  Firms and corporations are still handing over data haphazardly, people are using the same flash drives for both work and personal use, and client emails are still being loaded into Outlook for review. 

The Importance of Corporations Selecting Their eDiscovery Vendor for Matters Requiring ESI

Posted 10/10/16 3:00 PM by Jason Penrose

Corporations ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies still oftentimes defer to outside counsel to select their eDiscovery vendor when one is required for active litigation. Why, you may ask? That’s a great question and one that needs to be addressed, since there are drastically different selection criteria between a corporation and a law firm when choosing an ESI vendor.

Reach Out and Touch Someone

Posted 09/26/16 1:14 PM by Ron Couden

Remember the AT&T commercial with the slogan “Reach out and touch someone, reach out and just say hi?” That commercial came out in the early 1980’s in an effort to promote long distance phone calls.  If I worked for AT&T, I would have them bring back that campaign. 

In “Silicon Valley” versus in the Real World

Posted 09/15/16 8:09 PM by Quan Luc

In the episode, “Binding Arbitration,” from the HBO television show “Silicon Valley,” Thomas Middleditch, the founder of Pied Piper and Gavin Belson, the CEO of Hooli, agreed to participate in binding arbitration to resolve their pending litigation issues. 

Five Ways a Digital Caddy Can Help Your E-discovery Game

Posted 08/26/16 8:14 PM by Tony Scavera

 In a lot of ways, e-discovery is like golf: the pressure is on, the rules are confusing, equipment can be expensive, and penalties are severe. Professional golfers don’t compete without caddies, and neither should corporate legal departments.

The Singularity is Near, But Not Just Yet

Posted 08/11/16 6:35 PM by Alex Jacobs

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  - Mother Teresa

Much has been said about how technology is going to disrupt the practice of law. While there have been many advancements to date, a promise of new software on the horizon always creates a paradigm shift in how attorneys manage litigation. In the very reactive business of litigation, thinking ahead and trying to be proactive can be challenging.

BYOD: The E-discovery Implications of a “Bring Your Own Device” Policy in the Workplace

Posted 08/5/16 7:29 PM by Sarah Sawyer

The use of mobile devices in the workplace is an ever-evolving practice.  When organizations first started taking advantage of increasing mobile technology, particularly cell phones and laptops, most implemented “Company Owned, Personally Enabled” (“COPE”) policies.  The mobile device remained the property of the organization, and the employee used it primarily for work-related tasks.  With COPE, the type and scope of mobile devices can be restricted, affording the organization the ability to fully understand the technology of a limited number of devices and thus providing them with predictability when the data stored on those devices becomes discoverable.  


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