Category Archives: Legal Technology

Off to Legaltech New York for the eleventh time

Some of what I say here will be familiar to long-term readers, but it seems worth recapitulating my reasons for going to Legaltech (as we will all persist in calling it) and why it is interesting and important. Some pictures from past … Continue reading

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Beth Patterson of Allens talks about the applications, teams and pricing models which Allens is developing

Beth Patterson is Chief Legal & Technology Services Office at Allens. When I saw her at ILTA in Washington, Allens had just won the Janders Dean Lexis Nexis Innovation Award for its use of technology to support its lawyers and … Continue reading

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What have the futurists ever done for us?

The agenda for ILTA INSIGHT in London on 14 November includes a full programme designed to appeal to legal practitioners in every area of practice. There is also a speech by legal and business futurist Rohit Talwar. What can we … Continue reading

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ILTA and Rohit Talwar – a project to analyse technology disruption and change

ILTA is running a project on the impact of technology on legal practice, with the futurist Rohit Talwar. The results will be delivered at ILTA Insight 2013 in London in November. After the ILTA / ALM technology conference in Hong … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 5 – Future ILTA events

This is the last of my series of articles about the ILTA conference in Washington in August. What else is ILTA doing around the world? ILTA has recently partnered with ALM, the owners of LegalTech. Apart from LegalTech itself, the next of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 4 – The end of the show: the ILTA awards dinner

This is the fourth of five articles about ILTA 2012. Whatever may happen at other awards dinners, this one celebrates the people who lead by an example in an industry which needs them. ILTA ends with a big dinner, with … Continue reading

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ILTA 2012 Part 1 – Why you might want to go to ILTA next year

This is the first of five articles about ILTA 2012 in Washington D.C. Why do we go, what is it like, what conclusions can one draw about the market? The main aim is to encourage you to go next year, … Continue reading

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County Council sets modernisation example to the rest of us at LawTech Camp London

I must start with my usual proviso to the effect that generalisations which are critical of groups do not exclude the possibility that those groups contain many people who would shine anywhere, and vice versa. Whilst I am instinctively for … Continue reading

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Moving on the discussion and ways of presenting it at Lawtech Camp London

The advance publicity for Lawtech Camp London 2012 was perhaps not calculated to draw in lawyers of the conventional kind, even without the fact that the none of the possible meanings of “Camp” are exactly redolent of commercial activity. “What do … Continue reading

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ILTA 2010 in Las Vegas: Strategic Unity, Defensibility and the Cloud

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. I am now back from ILTA 2010 Strategic Unity in Las Vegas, which was as busy and as good as ever. The red hot bloggers and tweeters were reporting on events as they … Continue reading

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A meaningless comment about technology in court

An outraged e-mail came in from Dominic Regan early on Saturday morning. Headed “The most stupid comment of the year”, Dominic’s message drew attention to the report in the Times about the Saville Inquiry into the Northern Ireland shootings. The … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight 2010: lawyers risk becoming just part of the clients’ process

The most powerful single message from ILTA INSIGHT 2010, held in London yesterday, was that lawyers risk becoming merely part of the clients’ processes in a slot marked “insert lawyer here”. Technology must become part of the lawyers’ business processes, … Continue reading

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Hear Master Whitaker at ILTA INSIGHT 2010 on 27 April

ILTA INSIGHT 2010 takes place on 27 April at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.  INSIGHT 2010 is ILTA’s 5th annual event in the UK and brings a pocket-sized and UK-focussed version of the excellent main ILTA conference, which I go … Continue reading

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Marketing: put yourself in the position of the putative punter before publishing

Marketing legal IT solutions has more in common with marketing a political party than one might think – the product in both cases is something which the target audience would like to be able to do without, and all the … Continue reading

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Legal Efficiency supplement in The Times today

Raconteur has produced an excellent supplement for today’s Times on Legal Efficiency which includes a report by Professor Dominic Regan of an interview with me. Having, as I do, the luxury of writing about anything I choose, it is good … Continue reading

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EDiscovery leads in March issue of American Legal Technology Insider

The March issue of Charles Christian’s American Legal Technology Insider is available here. It leads with the headline Shake-up time for e-Discovery sector, with Iron Mountain’s acquisition of Mimosa Systems and the report that Marsh & McLennan Companies are putting … Continue reading

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Legal Efficiency Supplement in the Times

I mentioned in passing in my post of last night that  I am to interviewed by Dominic Regan for a special report which Raconteur are publishing  on Thursday 25 March in The Times newspaper. Called Legal Efficiency,  it will look … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2009

The Legal Technology Awards list is out. The number of categories, providers and products may seem bewildering, but their web sites give a good idea of what they do. Follow some links and see what maps to the problems which … Continue reading

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Orange Rag: Scottish Civil Costs Review – a missed opportunity

John Craske, Head of Business IT at Dundas & Wilson LLP has contributed a guest article to the Orange Rag which hints at disappointment in the Scottish Civil Courts Review. I wrote briefly about the Report of the Scottish Civil … Continue reading

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How IT can support judicial reform? asks Dutch judge Dory Reiling

How many judges do you know who might write a PhD thesis with the title Technology for Justice: How Information Technology Can Support Judicial Reform, discuss it on her blog, and promise to inform you of its publication by Twitter. … Continue reading

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e-Disclosure conference thoughts from the 451 Group

Although I do my own summaries of the conferences I take part in, it is more interesting in some ways to see what other people take away from them. A succinct summary from an interested party who was present as … Continue reading

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London litigation support all gathers in one pub

A large pub gathering of most of the London litigation support industry prompts some thoughts on the state of the industry and on what makes a buyer new to the market choose one supplier rather than another If the Larder … Continue reading

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The Orange Rag adds its weight to litigation support on both sides of the Atlantic

I wonder what was the first legal technology development reported by Charles Christian. A new design of quill pen perhaps which, coupled with a revolutionary advance in parchment development, allowed legal clerks to write on both sides of a document … Continue reading

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New edition of American Legal Technology Insider

The current edition of the American Technology Insider is out, with Charles Christian’s report on ILTA 2009 and some spending statistics which are realistic rather than cheery in the short-term at least. There is also, as always, a succinct summary … Continue reading

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How was ILTA for you?

There are two halves to the question “How was ILTA for you?”. One is the personal reaction. Did I learn something and see some interesting technology? Did I meet interesting people? Did I have fun? The answer to all these … 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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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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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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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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Once bitten is twice shy – but you may find that things have changed

My experience of trying voice recognition software again after a failed experiment some years ago, has messages for those who have not caught up with developments in litigation support software. I have come back to voice recognition software after many … Continue reading

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Preserving the old ways, protecting the new ways

This column, as you may have noticed, is deeply attached to the old principles of discovery of documents as a means of bringing evidence before the court. It is also a determined advocate of new ways of managing it. The … Continue reading

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Graphical display of thesaurus terms

The graphical display of discovery / disclosure information has been one of the most interesting developments in software designed for search of all kinds. It is specifically so for litigation document review purposes and, perhaps even more so, for early … Continue reading

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Richard Susskind webcast on the End of Lawyers?

Professor Richard Susskind caused a stir at the ABA TechShow in Chicago in April with his thoughts on the way the future looks for the legal profession. The context was the launch of his latest book, The End of Lawyers?, … Continue reading

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Autonomy audio processing for law firms

Autonomy has wasted little time in extending its search technology into the iManage products which came to it with the acquisition of Interwoven. It has announced an audio processing capability for what is now called Autonomy iManage WorkSite. The business … Continue reading

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All the news that’s fit to print from Unfiltered Orange

The source for my story about the US – Swiss Safe Harbor was Unfiltered Orange, the electronic discovery resource run by Rob Robinson for Orange Legal Technologies. Rob’s then e-discovery blog was the first resource I came across when I … Continue reading

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Not going to Canada for the second time this month

As you may recall, I was not able to go to a meeting in Toronto at the beginning of April, when Senior Master Whitaker and I had hoped to see Justice Campbell and others to talk about common ground between … Continue reading

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As the sun sinks slowly in the West we say farewell to LegalTech – or do we?

You are all too young to remember the clichéd ending to those American travel documentaries which always ended with the sun sinking slowly in the West. So am I, despite being old enough to remember telexes and carbon paper as … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2009

I went to the Legal Technology Awards last night at the kind invitation of Nigel Murray of Trilantic. Nigel disappointingly, turned up in black tie and not the lycra cycling gear which we had hoped to see (read Murray to … Continue reading

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Why is electronic disclosure like ice-hockey?

Like ice-hockey, e-disclosure requires some equipment and some skills. You don’t need to be a genius, merely competent, and you can delegate the technical skills to others. You are on thin ice if you approach litigation in 2009 without the … Continue reading

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Australian judgment served via Facebook

Lawyers in Australia have served a default judgment on borrowers by sending it via Facebook. The Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory gave leave for service to be effected in this way because the borrowers had left their last-known address. … Continue reading

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Ignorance of mainstream technology may cost you

Internet telephony, like litigation technology, is now accessible and affordable. Ignoring VOIP merely passes up the chance to cut your telephone bill. Ignoring litigation technology may cost you rather more. The problems, and the solutions, are the same everywhere A … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure Information Project first birthday

November marks the first anniversary of what became the E-Disclosure Information Project. It did not have that name when I ran a half-day training session for judges in Birmingham last November but it was effectively launched with that event. This … Continue reading

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What exactly is it that you do?

A career devoted to court rules and electronic documents is not an instant turn-on for dinner party conversation. The subjects are, however, important ones for businesses beyond those which actually work in litigation, and the rate of change is increasing … Continue reading

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Lord Justice Jackson to head litigation costs review

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, has appointed Lord Justice Jackson to head a committee to review the costs of civil litigation. The appointment apparently follows a meeting between Sir Anthony Clarke and Bridget Prentice, Parliamentary Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Betting on certainties in the information war

The odds on gaining improved information management from the recession are better than those on offer for Peter Mandelson’s resignation before the next election. The war to tame the information needed for litigation and regulation, like other wars, will breed … Continue reading

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Take the best and discard the worst from US litigation

The Vikings brought with them some habits which were deplored by their hosts, but they also brought technology which we turned to our advantage. We do not much like some of the practices in US civil courts, but we can … Continue reading

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Attenex round every corner

Attenex is not the only provider of heavy-duty processing and analysis software for chewing through very large amounts of electronic data, but the name has become a kind of shorthand for that function. As Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, so … Continue reading

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Smoking guns, haystacks and teeth

It is not often that I devote a whole article merely to the opening remarks of the chairman of a conference, but then it not often that one has a former Lord Chancellor in the chair. Lord Falconer’s speech at … Continue reading

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CaseLogistix improves native document handling

CaseLogistix, Anacomp‘s litigation document review platform, has announced new functionality to handle native documents and other changes. Anacomp are amongst the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. CaseLogistix has always had the ability to handle documents in their native format … Continue reading

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No UK law firms at ILTA 2008

After this February’s LegalTech in New York, I wrote a piece called Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech? in which I suggested that UK law firms – partners and/or their senior IT staff – would benefit enormously from a few … Continue reading

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Off to Pasadena and ILTA

I am off tomorrow morning to Pasadena, coming back via Dallas where ILTA (the International Litigation Technology Association) is holding its big annual conference. The draw in Pasadena is Guidance Software who, as I wrote in a recent post, were … Continue reading

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Meeting FoxData properly at last

Nearly a year after FoxData agreed to be the first sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, I have at last been to see the company’s premises and met Ian Manning properly The order in which logos appear beside these pages … Continue reading

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Meeting people is right

Before you entrust your clients’ disclosure documents to a litigation support provider, it is worth getting to know a few, and that means real human contact, not just reading up about them. Meetings do not have to involve sitting round … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems appoints IT Director for Europe

Epiq Systems, owners of the successful document review platform DocuMatrix and sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project, has appointed John Lang as IT Director of its UK office with a Europe-wide brief. His responsibilities will include the development of Epiq … Continue reading

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Do you need to know how the technology works?

I am about to show you a pop video on YouTube. This not entirely a bit of Friday afternoon relaxation, although I know that some of you wind down on Fridays and even take some week-ends off. It has a … Continue reading

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Revealing redactions in Acrobat PDFs

I suggest here from time to time that it is often human error rather than technical failures which cause data to be revealed inadvertantly. For every security loophole which is actually attributable to a system failure, you can find more … Continue reading

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Where were the lawyers at IQPC?

The potential audience for these musing ranges from large London firms with Terabytes of data for review down to much smaller firms with modest volumes and budgets to match. A report of a two-day, high-end conference in London will resonate … Continue reading

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Bringing International Discovery home to all

What is the relevance to UK solicitors of a presentation on International Discovery delivered recently by an Australian in Las Vegas? The answer lies in 200 documents – for that is the new mandatory threshold in Australia for using e-Disclosure … Continue reading

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Judge has more than one interest in trees

A letter in yesterday’s Times throws a new light on the interest which His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC has in electronic disclosure. As regular readers know, Judge Brown is an enthusiastic proponent of cutting down litigation costs by tight … Continue reading

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XBundle lifts bar to electronic court bundles

It has been observed unkindly that a high proportion of my research seems to be done in bars. I find them good places to pick up information, especially if everyone else drinks and I do not. Perhaps it is less … Continue reading

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Gremlins delay warning of EDD trolls

Giving your predictions for the year at the end of April is a bit like going to the bookies as the Grand National field crosses the Melling Road for the second time (not that that would have done you much … Continue reading

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Aural Guidance on e-Disclosure

Something called the e-Disclosure Information Project is necessarily interested in exploring beyond the traditional speaking and writing ways of getting that information across, and this year has brought a number of recorded opportunities. The Project is a loose confederation of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2008: e-Disclosure – the next risky business

This was the title of the second e-disclosure session at ILTA INSIGHT 2008 in London – the first was on Judicial training in e-Disclosure. George Rudoy of Shearman & Sterling, and UK e-disclosure consultant Andrew Haslam talked about risk management, … Continue reading

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ILTA 2008: judicial training in e-disclosure

I have already given an overview of the excellent ILTA INSIGHT 2008 conference in London yesterday (ILTA 2008 – not just another e-disclosure conference). Two sessions dealt with electronic disclosure. The first was given by Mark Surguy of Pinsent Masons, … Continue reading

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ILTA – not just another e-disclosure conference

When the Director of Global Practice Technology & Information Services at Shearman & Sterling describes what we are doing in the Birmingham Mercantile Court as “leap-frogging the US in e-disclosure”, you begin to think you might be getting somewhere. George … Continue reading

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ILTA INSIGHT 2008

ILTA INSIGHT 2008 takes place on 15 April at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. I will be speaking there with Mark Surguy of Pinsent Masons and HHJ Simon Brown QC in a session to report on the progress which has … Continue reading

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HMCS forum on IT Development

A new forum has been set up to encourage an exchange of plans and ideas between HM Courts Service and the legal profession on business change and matters affecting the courts. The forum will allow HMCS to talk about its … Continue reading

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How do I find out about electronic disclosure?

The e-Disclosure Information Project began in response to a perceived need for different players in the e-disclosure field to know more about what the others were doing. In the last few months, I have heard or heard of things like: … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure conferences in London 2008

There are several e-Disclosure conferences in London this year, including a couple which have not been seen in this space for a bit. Conference organisers have a keen eye for what is topical and have obviously decided that 2008 is … Continue reading

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The Qualcomm CREDO Program

The judge who heard the sanctions part of the Qualcomm case set out a program for devising an action plan to prevent future disclosure violations. UK companies may like to measure their own preparedness against it. On 30 January I … Continue reading

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LDSI and LiveReview

I am not sure how I have worked in the litigation support industry for 15 years without meeting Noel Kilby, nor why it should, eventually, have been easier to do so in LDSI’s office in New York when we are … Continue reading

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Howrey sets up in India

Howrey, the US and global law firm known as much for its trial and litigation support services as for its legal practice, has opened an office in Pune, India, to handle its document management and similar functions. This, as the … Continue reading

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Guidance on the Human Factor in eDiscovery

My first port of call in New York last week was Patrick Burke, Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software. I did a webinar with Patrick over Christmas (Americans don’t really do Christmas I discover – the last e-mail in on … Continue reading

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Trilantic delivers Translation Services

Trilantic has launched Trilantic Translation Services (TTS) which, they say, is the first translation service which uses the accuracy of human translation with the power of technology. TTS is described as a robust, highly effective, fast translation service [which] is … Continue reading

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Trilantic sets out EU Data Protection Rules

The EU Data Protection Rules – Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council – On the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data to give … Continue reading

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Anacomp and IPRO announce strategic alliance

Anacomp has announced an alliance with IPRO which will integrate IPRO’s eCapture software application into CaseLogistix. Anacomp does rather good press releases this days and I cannot better their own description The integration between IPRO eCapture and CaseLogistix eliminates batch … Continue reading

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Anacomp introduces hosted CaseLogistix

Anacomp, the business process solutions company which acquired CaseLogistix last year, has announced that it is now making CaseLogistix available on-demand via its hosted docHarbor information platform. CaseLogistix was anyway one of the most interesting litigation support review applications on … Continue reading

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Service with a snarl undoes technology miracles

Good technology must be matched by good people, and it is often the people who let it down. Any technology budget must include a large element for support and training. It is not just the salesmen who need a good … Continue reading

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Pocketing the key technology at LegalTech

My new Blackberry helps me organise what is important. It does not decide what is important. The same should be true of e-disclosure applications. Both are an aid to efficient processes, not a substitute for them. My heading may have … Continue reading

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Feeling at home back at LegalTech in New York

You come to this site, I know, for sharp, incisive, witty stuff about the e-disclosure world, the court rules, the case law, the new developments. There is plenty of that at LegalTech here in New York, but those who do … Continue reading

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The cost of printing electronic documents

Charles Christian’s Orange Rag has a helpful article called Think before you Print which sets out the costs of printing documents for review – which involve more than the bare printing costs. It is by no means a finger-wagging, tut-tutting … Continue reading

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Spotting the turning-point at the starting-point

The main character in the film The Butterfly Effect explores every possible event in his search for the right answer, only identifying the correct turning point at the end of the last reel, after much unnecessary tribulation. The aim of … Continue reading

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Australia updates Federal Court ediscovery rules

New court rules for handling electronic documents are expected in Australia before the end of 2007. They will bite on as few as 500 documents, there will be a court-appointed expert to manage cases, and there is a massive investment … Continue reading

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T3 – Trial Tactics and Technology in London

A mock eDiscovery hearing yesterday in front of real judges would have put UK litigation lawyers on notice of rough rides ahead if they are less than fully prepared to justify what has been done or not done to control … Continue reading

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Richard Susskind and the End of Lawyers

Richard Susskind’s long-term prediction that the work of lawyers will break up into “identifiable and discrete pieces” applies here and now to electronic Disclosure. The discrete stages of first identifying and culling, and only then analysing, document populations do not … Continue reading

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IT goes a lot faster than people for discovery

My heading comes from an article called The Data Explosion at Forbes.com (you need to sign up as a member, or more easily found here) about H5, the San Francisco company specialising in large-scale document analysis and the management of … Continue reading

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The Part 31 CPR obligation to discuss ESI

What were almost side-issues in Malletier v Dooney & Bourke, Inc are worth noting when considering the UK Part 31 CPR obligation to discuss ESI issues I have a double interest at the moment in the scope of the English … Continue reading

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Too much EDD about EDD

…and too many ESIs about ESI. Those of us who watch the discovery and compliance industry have the same problem as the lawyers have with their clients’ documents – getting at the stuff which matters. I have started reading the … Continue reading

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