The Discovery Update – September 2015

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The Discovery Update – September 2015

  • Sheila Atkinson-Baker
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This month, our feature article “Addressing the Continuing Challenges of Mobile Devices” talks about developing a plan to tackle the data security, information retention, and e-discovery problems arising from mobile devices.

Utilizing new technologies such as mobile devices is imperative in litigation today, and, because devices, the internet, and social media are part of the discovery process, it is our desire to share relevant resources such as this with you.

Since founding our business over two decades ago, we have been constantly doing our best to provide what you need, and we always are searching for ways to improve our service to you.

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Addressing the Continuing Challenges of Mobile Devices

By Philip Favro

Organizations should develop a plan to tackle the data security, information retention, and e-discovery problems arising from mobile devices.

The challenges associated with mobile device use continue to be splashed across the headlines. This year alone has seen various reports on mobile mishaps involving Samsung, Starbucks, the former U.S. Secretary of State, and—most recently—famed NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Debacles over device misuse are also being played out in court, with companies facing the threat of court sanctions for neglecting to preserve relevant mobile materials. Organizations hoping to avoid the fate of so many others tripped up by device disasters must be perplexed regarding the course of action they should adopt. Given the critical role that such devices play in most business operations, few if any clients will likely ever be free from such challenges. Those challenges generally fall into three categories: data security, information retention, and e-discovery. Read full article

In Legal Search Exact Recall Can Never Be Known

By Ralph Losey

In legal search you can never know exactly what recall level you have attained. You can only know a probable range of recall. For instance, you can never know that you have attained 80 percent recall, but you can know that you have attained between 70 percent and 90 percent recall. Even the range is a probable range, not certain. Exact knowledge of recall is impossible because there are too many documents in legal search to ever know for certain how many of them are relevant and how many are irrelevant.

Difficulty of Recall in Legal Search

In legal search recall is the percentage of target documents found, typically relevant documents. Thus, for instance, if you know that there are 100 relevant documents in a collection of 1,000, and you find 80 of them, then you know that you have attained 80 percent recall. Read full article

 

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ADDRESSING THE CONTINUING CHALLENGES OF MOBILE DEVICES

IN LEGAL SEARCH EXACT RECALL CAN NEVER BE KNOWN

HOW TO TAKE A DEPOSITION LIKE A PRO

NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE “SKYROCKET”

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Taking a Telephonic Deposition: Breaking Down the Basics

Metadata in Digital Photos — Should You Care?

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How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro
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Number of Cases Involving Social Media Evidence “Skyrocket”
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Distraction Junkie? Managing Your Worst Time Bandit
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Uniformity vs. Creativity
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