The Discovery Update – September 2016

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The Discovery Update – September 2016

  • Sheila Atkinson-Baker
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From the President

Hello,

Do you need access to your depositions that are currently scheduled, those which have already taken place, or your entire past and future deposition calendar?

Our online Client Center makes this information available, giving you access to your entire deposition calendar 24/7.

You can limit the information to a particular case, key witness, or attorney, and you can get the specifics on any particular deposition by double-clicking on its job number.

It’s that easy!

Our goal is to provide you with the tools like the Client Center, so you can be more efficient and in control of your deposition schedule. For more information, contact us so we can provide you with a secure login ID and password within minutes.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Why the Legal Profession Is Not Doomed to be Replaced by Robots

By Ralph Losey

Reasonability is a core concept of the law and foundation of our system of justice. Reason, according to accepted legal doctrine, is how we judge the actions of others and determine right from wrong. We do not look to Truth and Love for Justice, we look to Truth and Reason. If a person’s actions are reasonable, then, as a general matter, they are good and should not be punished, no matter what the emotional motives behind the actions. It is an objective standard. Actions judged as unreasonable are not good, no matter the emotional motive (think mercy killing).

Irrational actions are discouraged by law, and, if they cause damages, they are punished. The degree of punishment slides according to how unreasonable the behavior was and the extent of damages caused. Bad behavior ranges from the barely negligent – a close question – to intentionally bad, scienter. Analysis of reasonability in turn always depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the actions being judged. Read full article

 

What is Contextual Diversity and Why Is It Important in TAR?

By Mark Noel, J.D.

Contextual Diversity is an exploratory tool found only in the Insight Predict system that runs automatically as part of a technology-assisted review project. Many TAR systems concentrate exclusively on relevance feedback, that is, giving you the unreviewed documents predicted to be the most relevant. But Insight Predict’s Contextual Diversity system also adds in some exploratory documents to help make sure you’ve looked into all the corners of your document collection, even the ones that you don’t know about.  Read full article

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WHY THE LEGAL PROFESSION IS NOT DOOMED TO BE REPLACED BY ROBOTS

WHAT IS CONTEXTUAL DIVERSITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT IN TAR?

WITNESSES, KNOW WHEN TO USE YOUR OWN WORDS

ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCE

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Predictive Coding, Seed Sets, and the Work Product Doctrine

Five Questions You Should Ask About Big Data Security and E-discovery

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Witnesses, Know When to Use Your Own Words
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Ethics And Technology Competence
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E-Discovery Budget Calculators
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Preparing Your Witness for a Deposition
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