Many Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) business partners do a good job of staying abreast of industry trends and sharing critical information with law firm managers, because that is what a business partnership is all about. The network built through ALA involvement can be extremely valuable, and you have to remember to use it to your [...]
Since the advent of the December 2006 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments, litigators have been pressured with managing the increasing exponential growth of their clients’ electronically stored information (ESI) and continuously look toward technology to reduce costs and streamline traditional discovery practices. In addition, recent judicial decisions supporting technology-assisted review (TAR) have expedited the [...]
Law firms today have focused goals for reducing fixed costs, making fixed costs variable, avoiding subsidizing costs that should be billable to clients, ensuring there is a return on all investments and staying competitive in a dramatically altered litigation environment. Those objectives have allowed those who are proactive in the facilities management industry to bring [...]
“Big data” is a term that is thrown around frequently, but what does it really mean? Moreover, how does it impact e-discovery?
It may seem like the distant past, but it wasn’t that long ago that discovery was an entirely manual process, requiring attorneys to physically search and review paper files. Today, much of the potentially responsive data involved with litigation now exists as electronically stored information (ESI).
Recent court decisions imposing sanctions and holding both in-house and outside counsel responsible for poor electronic discovery practices make clear that all lawyers need to understand the basics of electronic discovery, or at least know when and how to engage colleagues, litigation support teams and service providers who are experts in the field. They should also know how their clients can use litigation readiness to reduce the costs and risks of electronic discovery. PDF
2012 has been called by some “The Year of Technology Assisted Review.” What does that mean, and why is that? PDF