The Discovery Update – January 2012

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The Discovery Update – January 2012

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January 2012

From the President

This month, we focus on the quickly-evolving world of

e-discovery, an area of the trial preparation process which is becoming more and more complex. Although lengthy, I believe these three segments will provide valuable insight into this subject. I invite you to follow Ralph Losey’s reasoning all the way to its culmination in Part Three.

We will continue to provide you with useful discovery information and tools because we take a genuine interest in the legal community beyond just court reporting.

We are committed to helping our clients in every way we can, so please let us know how we can help your out-of-town and local deposition planning go smoothly.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Secrets of Search – Part One

By Ralph Losey
e-discoveryteam.com

Two weeks ago I said I would write a blog revealing the secrets of search experts. I am referring to the few technophiles, lawyers, and scientists in the e-discovery world who specialize in the search for relevant electronic evidence in large chaotic collections of ESI such as email. I promised the exposé would include a secret deeply hidden in shadows, one only half-known by a few. Before I can get to the dark secret, I must lay bare a few other search secrets that are not so hidden.

A Secret of Search Already Known to Many

The first secret of search here exposed is the same kind of secret as those revealed in Spilling the Beans on a Dirty Little Secret of Most Trial Lawyers. You probably have heard it already, especially if you have read Judge Peck’s famous wake-up call opinion in William A. Gross Construction Associates, Inc. v. American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co., 256 F.R.D. 134, 136 (S.D.N.Y. 2009).
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Secrets of Search – Part Two

By Ralph Losey
e-discoveryteam.com

This is Part Two of the blog that I started last week on theSecrets of Search, which was in turn a sequel to two blogs before that: Spilling the Beans on a Dirty Little Secret of Most Trial Lawyers and Tell Me Why?  In Secrets of Search – Part Onewe left off with a review of some of the analysis on fuzziness of recall measurements included in the August 2011 research report of information scientist, William Webber: Re-examining the Effectiveness of Manual Review. We begin Part Two with the meat of his report and another esoteric search secret. This will finally set the stage for the deepest secret of all and the seventh insight into trial lawyer resistance to e-discovery.
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Secrets of Search – Part One

Secrets of Search – Part Two

Secrets of Search – Part Three

Five Pointless Questions to Ask in a Deposition


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Secrets of Search – Part Three
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Five Pointless Questions to Ask in a Deposition
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Creating Client Folders in GoodReader 
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WHAT THEY SAID

“There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.”
-Hubert H. Humphrey 

“The law: it has honored us; may we honor it.”
-Daniel Webster 

“I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.”
-Calvin Coolidge 

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