The Reporter E-Letter Articles

12Nov2018

Check Out Some Secure Communication and Collaboration Tools for Lawyers

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By Nicole Black Regular communication with clients is one key to effective legal representation. Clients have to be regularly apprised of the status of their cases, and lawyers have an ethical obligation to do so. Of course, as is the case with most aspects of practicing law, technology has necessarily impacted the means and methods of client communication.
06Jun2014

You’ve Been Hacked!

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By Doug Leins
Introduction You’ve been hacked! These are words no one wants to hear, but that are becoming increasingly common in our cyber-connected lives, both at work and at home. Not only are these attacks becoming more frequent, but the variety and cunning of those creating them are also increasing.
01Nov2012

An Interview with Ralph Losey

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By Rebecca James, DiscoveryResources.org
Ralph Losey, one of the leading experts on e-discovery, is a partner and e-discovery chair at Jackson Lewis. His practice has been limited to e-discovery since 2006. Losey is a writer and an educator; he publishes books, articles and the e-Discovery Team Training blog; he teaches at the University of Florida;
01Jul2012

Text Message Preservation

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By Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek and Jesse M. Lindmar,Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
With an average of 193.1 billion text messages sent every month in the United States, the importance and use of text messages in litigation is ever-increasing.  As a consequence, the importance of text message preservation for e-discovery is also growing. 
01Apr2012

What’s Hot in E-Discovery?

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By Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Machine-Assisted Review Let’s start with a very hot if not very sexy topic. You may have heard of new technology called predictive coding or technology-assisted review. Recently, we’ve seen the phrase “machine-assisted” review a lot. They are all the same thing.
01Jan2012

Social Media & Internet Investigations

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By Cliff Mosby
For attorneys, and for many of the private investigators that specialize in supporting attorneys in their legal efforts, the world of social media remains largely uncharted territory. Unlike the early explorers who mapped our relatively solid physical world, we are faced with the problem of trying to navigate an ever-changing landscape in the virtual world of the internet.
01Nov2011

Ten Things That Trouble Judges About E-Discovery

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By Craig Ball
As counselor, consultant or court-appointed special master, my law practice revolves around electronically stored information (ESI)–seeking to salvage the wrecks others have made of e-discovery and helping parties to navigate unfamiliar shoals. The goal is to forestall or resolve conflicts with judges incensed by parties’ failure to fulfill e-discovery duties.
01Jul2011

Ediscovery, My How You’ve Grown

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By John Tredennick, Catalyst Repository Systems
I got an email the other day from Justin, our business development rep in Chicago. He was writing about a case we had been helping with for maybe a year now. It was an interesting matter but nothing out of the ordinary. I believe they have about 150,000 documents on the site.
01May2011

Top Ten e-Discovery Issues

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By Judge Andrew Peck and David Lender
United States Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck for the S.D.N.Y., and practicing attorney, David J. Lender, have written a Top Ten list of e-discovery issues that is worthy of your attention. 10 Key E-Discovery Issues In 2011: Expert Insight to Manage Successfully (Metropolitan Corp.
01Feb2011

Using an iPad to Recreate a Scene in a Deposition

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By Jeff Richardson
As technology advances, paralegals get more and more in tune with software which can assist us, personally and professionally.  Paralegals are consistently looking for ways to streamline our organizational structure with technology, from word processing to trial presentation software.  As technology advances, society continually looks for the smaller,
01Sep2010

Electronic Data Discovery for Everybody

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By Craig Ball, for Law Technology News
Electronic data discovery is just for big budget cases involving big companies, handled by big firms. Right. And suffrage is just for white, male landowners. Some Neanderthal notions take longer than others to get shown the door, and it’s time to explode the myth that e-discovery is just for the country club set.
01May2010

Three Ways an Expert Witness Can Save Firms

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By Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA and Elaine Vullmahn, CPA, CIA
Many law firms unknowingly, and unnecessarily, sacrifice limited billable hours by only utilizing an expert witness and litigation support staff during the final trial phase. Law firms can improve efficiency throughout the litigation process by retaining an expert witness early on,
01May2010

The Choreography of Trial Preparation

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By Barbara J. Ebenstein, Esq
Choreography is the art of making dances. The choreographer arranges movement, lights, and sound in a deliberate manner to convey a concept, set a mood, or tell a story. Trial preparation is like a choreography in that it is a deliberate arrangement of elements to convey a concept and tell a story from a particular point of view.
01Apr2009

Simple Technology in Litigation

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By Barbara Lynch, Staff Writer
Recently I came across a short piece spotlighting Chicago’s Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott (The American Lawyer’s 2008 Litigation Boutique of the Year) whose high-tech backbone drives their trial preparation and gives them the edge in their trial presentations. Philip Beck, one of the firm’s top litigators,
01Apr2009

Discovery in Civil Litigation Cases: Top Ten Tips

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By Lynne DeVenny
Legal Professionals can perform crucial informal and formal discovery tasks in civil litigation cases. When investigating the case facts and reviewing evidence, a knowledgeable legal professional should: Ask clients to immediately provide any and all documentation in their possession regarding the case. Review all available documents carefully.
01Feb2009

Are You Vetting?

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By Vicki Voisin, The Paralegal Mentor
Vetting has nothing to do with horses and cows! This is a process of examination and evaluation. Used as a verb, ‘to vet’ means ‘to subject somebody or something to a careful examination or scrutiny, especially when this involves determining suitability for something.’