Monthly Archives: August 2009

EDiscovery certification bars new entrants

I said in an earlier article (Recruiting one’s strength for post-recession litigation support) that I would come back to the difficult subject of e- discovery certification. The context in which it came up was that of the individual skills of … Continue reading

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E-discovery double-act on video

A few days after advocating the use of YouTube videos to promote new ediscovery understanding, I found myself in one with Browning Marean of DLA. Appearing soon at a cinema near you – well, on PivotalDiscovery.com anyway. If you put … Continue reading

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Collaborating to avoid the end of lawyers

I am not going to give you a full report of Richard Susskind’s talk to ILTA last week. Its basic premise is well-known to anyone interested in this area; I have written about it before; if you are interested, you … Continue reading

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Recruiting one’s strength for post-recession litigation support

The Litigation Support Peer Group had a session at ILTA09 called The Future of Our Litigation Support Profession: What Lies Ahead? These are the people who actually do the work, so their reports and their views are worth having. They, … Continue reading

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Suburban lords a’leaping

One of my roles for sponsors is to pick up the nuances of language differences between American terminology and English English, which amount to a great deal more than remembering to avoid references to “attorney”. It is not that I … Continue reading

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News from the front at ILTA

It overstates it more than a little to call this news. There are rumours of news but, as I write this on Monday, the vendor stands are still being put up and, if there are announcements being made, I am … Continue reading

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Bigger in America

It is obvious why American discovery must necessarily be bigger than discovery anywhere else. Everything else is bigger here and it is perhaps a point of honour – there would be a sense of failure if any other country had … Continue reading

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Gone to ILTA

I will be at ILTA09 in Washington for most of the next week. I have a few meetings and will go to some of the litigation sessions, but most of the time will pass in bumping into people and chatting. … Continue reading

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London meeting of Women in eDiscovery

I am a supporter of Women in eDiscovery and glad to learn from Laura Kelly of Epiq Systems that the London branch is active. They have a meeting on 17 September at the offices of Fulbright & Jaworski, 85 Fleet … Continue reading

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Socha and Gelbmann survey the EDD market

No time to précis it or comment on it, but George Socha and Tom Gelbmann have published their annual overview of the results of their annual survey on the Legal Technology News site. If asked to pick the most important … Continue reading

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Richard Susskind End of Lawyers resources

Having yesterday bracketed Richard Susskind with Private Frazer of Dad’s Army, that other well-known prophet of doom from Scotland (whilst immediately accepting that “We’re all doomed, doomed I tell ye” is an “unduly succinct and not wholly accurate précis” of … Continue reading

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Show me more like this

Guidance Software’s new EnCase Portable is interesting enough for itself. The way in which they are promoting it is even more so. The industry as a whole could make use of YouTube’s ability to point users to related material. I … Continue reading

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Detailed assessments of litigation costs

Everything was a mystery when I became an articled clerk in the late 1970s, not least that label “articled clerk”. Your articles were a period of apprenticeship, and the name also of the document which you and your principal signed … Continue reading

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Dates with a history

Readers with long memories (I am talking ten days or so here) may recall an article Setting up dates for lawyers in which I extended an olive branch to anonymous Blogger 585 with whom I had taken issue in previous … Continue reading

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Web demos allow interest without commitment

Technology companies make little use of technology to deliver their messages. Web demos may lack the personal touch of a face-to-face show, but you can reach many more people. They offer unparalleled opportunities to show off your products without the … Continue reading

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Judge Facciola on US and UK judicial discovery education

US Magistrate Judge John Facciola has recorded a podcast interview with Sarah Haynes of IQPC. This follows a very successful judicial panel which Guidance Software organised at IQPC’s e-disclosure conference in London in May (see The discovery of disclosure commonality … Continue reading

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How can we do this differently?

I am sent a fair number of press releases, although many of those who know I am interested in them seem to think that I acquire my information by some kind of intuition. Many of the PRs I do get … Continue reading

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Equivio>Relevance Case Studies – men against machines

It is always helpful, when introducing something new, to be able to measure it against a familiar yardstick. When engines were first invented, their power was expressed as a multiple of the power of horses, and horses remain the comparator … Continue reading

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The value of elephants as an illustrative example

It occurs to me that elephants have turned up more than once on this site as a source of parallels or illustrations. Their first appearance here was in May, when my attention was caught by some large plastic elephants in … Continue reading

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The CPR were a product of their time. That time has gone.

If I were peddling porn or a political party, I would gauge the success of this site by the number of hits each day. I am content enough with that indicator, but what is more interesting to me are comments … Continue reading

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SCL Annual Conference: The impact of changing economic cycles on the practice of IT Law

I promised in an earlier post to follow up on a reference to the Society for Computers and Law Annual Conference. This takes place in Bath on 9 and 10 October, with the title The impact of changing economic cycles … Continue reading

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Setting up dates for lawyers

It was usually fairly easy to give a date to a document in the days of paper files. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, one accepted the date typed or written on the face of document. If there … Continue reading

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The e-discovery black box

I am not sure how they keep the standard up, but CaseCentral has been publishing a constant stream of cartoons about e-discovery which must have done wonders for their profile. If I copied every one I liked, I would by … Continue reading

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How big is the London e-disclosure market?

I may have brought you here under false pretences. I have no idea how big the London e-disclosure market is and I do not think that anyone else does either. I occasionally hear confident assertions suggesting that there is either … Continue reading

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Sugaring the e-disclosure pill

My adverse comments on a post by an e-disclosure blogger known only as 585 bring reactions from Craig Ball and from 585 himself. What level of debate gets the messages across? Politics shows us how easily we can turn people … Continue reading

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Electronic Disclosure – Jackson by numbers

I have some heavyweight writing in hand at the moment involving, amongst other things, an analysis of the costs figures which Lord Justice Jackson set out in his Preliminary Report on Litigation Costs. Most of my articles come from my … Continue reading

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The right combination of skills at the best possible price

“Outsourcing” is just a label for the distribution of functions into the hands best equipped to perform them at the lowest cost. Both the functions and the relative costs change over time and need constant re-evaluation. Cost reduction involves more … Continue reading

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Jackson Litigation Costs Review consultation ends

A few seconds before midnight on Friday, an e-mail arrived from Abigail Pilkington, the Clerk to the Review of Civil Litigation Costs. It was a bit eerie, really. The East Wing of the Royal Courts of Justice is a cavernous, … Continue reading

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