The Discovery Update – August 2012

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The Discovery Update – August 2012

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August 2012

From the President

Like you, we must have a keen eye for detail, make every deadline, stay on top of every project, and fulfill every client request, all the while keeping your needs as our highest priority.

We’ve been publishing The Discovery Update for over five years now, and, thanks to your positive feedback over the years, we are even more determined to make it a very useful source of information for you.

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iPad: Transcripts in Trial

By Jeff Richardson

When you are in a long trial, it is helpful to make arrangements for daily transcripts so that you can refer back to what was said by a witness, the court, or your opponent in a prior day. In a trial of any length, you will want to have access to prior deposition transcripts and prior hearings. Court reporters typically provide those transcripts in several forms — paper, ASCII, and .ptx format. You can (and probably should) have paper transcripts with you in the court in a box just in case you need to show something in paper format to the judge, but I find it helpful to have an electronic version of the transcripts on an iPad. This makes it easy to search the transcripts to find what was said, plus makes it easy to highlight important things in the transcript. And when you need to argue to the judge, you can easily take your iPad up to the bench during a sidebar and read from the relevant portion of the transcript. Here are the tools that I find useful for doing this.
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Demystifying the Analysis Phase of the EDRM

By Kevin L. Nichols

The Analysis stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) occurs throughout the entire model. Different times require actions, and there are different roles and responsibilities for three professionals involved throughout: the Litigation Support Professional, the Litigation Paralegal, and the Litigation Attorney. Together, they will ensure that the data collected is culled properly, reviewed, and produced to the opposing side. Validation and quality controlling (QC’ing) are essential to produce the appropriate results which will ultimately lead to admissible evidence at trial. Because the analysis stage can span the entire model, this discussion will be limited to the data assessment phase regarding review. There are certain “best practices” that each litigation professional should have at their disposal to access when necessary and this document will assist them in this endeavor.
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IPAD: TRANSCRIPTS IN TRIAL

DEMYSTIFYING THE ANALYSIS PHASE OF THE EDRM

10 TIPS FOR ETHICAL USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

EARLY CASE ASSESSMENT – BEFORE 26(f)


WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

The ABCs of Electronic Storage: Archives v. Backup Tapes in the Courtroom

Setting Up Review Workflows for Multi-Language Documents

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10 Tips for Ethical Use of Social Media
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Early Case Assessment – Before 26(f)
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How to reduce the size of a PDF (useful for email attachments)
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PDF to Word converter
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