The Discovery Update – July 2014

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The Discovery Update – July 2014

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July 2014

From the President

Providing you with the highest quality reporters is one of our goals that we adhere to daily.  We receive a lot of positive feedback from clients about our reporters, which motivates our reporters even more to keep improving and to reach their full potential.

We hope that our reporters have provided you with the utmost respect, kindness, and professionalism, along with an outstanding ability to record the spoken word accurately. We would like to hear from you so we can ensure you are getting the highest quality service and product.

We appreciate your business, as we know you have many choices when it comes to court reporting firms.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

What is Information Governance and What Does it Have to Do with E-Discovery?

By Maureen O’Neill

“Predictive coding” reigned as the hot topic of conversation in legal technology circles over the last few years, but its preeminence soon may be over. “Information governance” now features prominently in the commentary of thought-leading lawyers and legal technologists. But what exactly is “information governance?” And what are the implications for e-discovery? Over the next several months, I’ll explore in the DiscoverReady Blog the developments around information governance (IG) and the various ways in which IG impacts the practice of law generally, and the conduct of e-discovery in particular. But to start, I’ll offer up some definitions and a framework for thinking about IG and other related topics that are also getting increased attention. To do that, I’ll pose some questions that I’m hearing often in my conversations with DiscoverReady’s clients and our industry colleagues:

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Practice Tips: Mastering Video for Litigation

By Owen May

Not just a picture, professional legal video is about what is in the picture. If you are new to litigation and video testimony, advice from the author-videographer can help you best present your witness’s story. Here’s what to look for in an effective video.

Attorneys often ask me, “Do you think this works? Will the jury ‘get it’?” The question may follow taping of a complex video deposition for trial or when planning a “day-in-the-life” video documenting a client’s everyday challenges, pain, and suffering. The oft-expressed concern is that jurors’ attention may wane if video evidence becomes tedious.

Novice or home video is everywhere, and producing a video might seem simple enough. Get a camcorder and microphone, point, shoot … and hope the footage works. But professional video production for litigation is held to a higher standard – or should be – because so much rides on the finished product.

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WHAT IS INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH E-DISCOVERY?

PRACTICE TIPS: MASTERING VIDEO FOR LITIGATION

UNCONSCIONABLE CHARGES IN E-DISCOVERY

DISCOVERABILITY OF DEPOSITION BREAKS

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

iPad: Transcripts in Trial

Demystifying the Analysis Phase of the EDRM

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Unconscionable Charges in E-discovery
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Discoverability of Deposition Breaks
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Helpful Web Sites for Expert Witness Research
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 Verifying Experts’ Credentials on the WebRead it
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