I’m sure you will enjoy the collection of articles we have put together for you in this issue ofThe Discovery Update. Our first article outlines what the Internet of Everything (IoE) means for lawyers and was written by the President and Vice President of a legal technology, information security, and digital forensics firm. It gives examples of what IoE is and how it has become a fast-growing part of e-discovery. This is an important current issue right now in the world of “smart” technology and e-discovery.
We also have included an article on how to use documents effectively in depositions and an article that shares ways to improve your depositions using high tech. We hope that all of these articles are useful to you in your practice.
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The Internet of Everything: What it Means for Lawyers
By Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., and John W. Simek
What does the Internet of Everything mean for lawyers? Evidence – lots and lots of new sources of evidence. The continuing loss of privacy. A life that is so connected to the Internet that it will be hard to get through even a few minutes of our day without the Internet having an impact. But we are ahead of ourselves – so let’s step back and analyze an accelerating trend.
We first became interested in the Internet of Everything (known as IoE) when wearable technology became the hot new trend. We’ve heard the words for a couple of years but wearable tech really started to pick up steam in 2014 as companies rushed to the marketplace with, in particular, smartwatches.
Research firm Gartner anticipates that revenues from wearable tech will more than triple by 2016, going from $1.6 billion to $5 billion. It is no wonder that companies are rushing to board that train.
Working as an international journalist often means interviewing people with whom you don’t share a common language. Even if you spend months or years studying a language, you may be better off using a trained interpreter, who can translate not just the words but the nuances of what your source is saying.
But working with an interpreter can be challenging. You must learn to slow down, read body language, and form a connection with your source in ways that transcend words. Here are some tips for getting the most out of an interpreted interview.
Before the Interview
1. Build rapport with your interpreter. Get to know your interpreter as well as you can in the time you have. Try to find out the person’s background and perspective and reveal some of yourself. You will be partners in the interviewing process and need to have the interpreter on your side.