The Discovery Update – July 2011

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The Discovery Update – July 2011

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July 2011

From the President

As you know, E-discovery has become a large and complex part of litigation over the last few years, and it continues to evolve at a rapid rate.

With the goal of providing information that can help you in your E-discovery process, this month we included “E-discovery, My How You’ve Grown” and “E-Discovery Game Theory: Meet & Confer Over Cost-Sharing.”

Our goal is to provide you with information that can help you in your practice, and we encourage you to send us information that you think will benefit our readers, as well.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

E-Discovery, My How You’ve Grown

By John Tredennick
Catalyst Repository Systems

I got an email the other day from Justin, our business development rep in Chicago. He was writing about a case we had been helping with for maybe a year now. It was an interesting matter but nothing out of the ordinary. I believe they have about 150,000 documents on the site.

Justin wrote to tell me that our client would be adding data to the site, also nothing out of the ordinary. But then he surprised me. “They expect to be adding another 28 million pages to the site,” he reported. That did get my attention.

“Did you mean 28,000 pages?” I wrote back, mostly just to kid him. “Perhaps that was a typo,” I continued.

“Nope,” he answered. “That was not a typo. Our partner says to expect another 28 million pages on the site.” I had to laugh when I thought about that volume. We have come a long way in this industry when 28 million pages isn’t all that unusual.
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Increase in Smartphone Use for Lawyers

By Jeff Richardson
iPhoneJD.com

Every year, the ABA Legal Technology Resource Centerconducts a survey to gauge attorney use of legal technology. Continuing the trend that the ABA saw in last year’s report, this year’s survey reveals that the number of lawyers using smartphones continues to increase.  And for the first time, the survey tells us something about the number of lawyers using iPhones.

Increasing Smartphone Use

The ABA surveyed lawyers from January to May of 2011.  An outside research firm invited “9,800 selected names of ABA lawyer members in private practice” to complete the survey, 838 did so, and the ABA says that this means that “[r]esults for total respondents are projectable within a range of +/- 3.5% (with 95% confidence) for most of the tables in this report.”  The report itself contains more details on the methodology and the structure of the survey, but suffice it to say that there was a dedicated effort to obtain results with statistical significance. 
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E-Discovery, My How You’ve Grown

Increase in Smartphone Use for Lawyers

What is a “Reasonable Fee” for Deposition Testimony?

E-Discovery Game Theory: Meet & Confer Over Cost-Sharing


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What is a “Reasonable Fee” for Deposition Testimony?
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E-Discovery Game Theory: Meet & Confer Over Cost-Sharing
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