The Discovery Update – Sept/Oct 2012

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The Discovery Update – Sept/Oct 2012

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Sept/Oct 2012

From the President

This month, our second article “Law Firms: A Case for Sustainability” talks about the popularity of law firms turning “green” and “is changing not only how law firms practice law, but how they run their business.”

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.

As always, I invite your suggestions on how we can better serve you and welcome submissions on content matter for this e-newsletter.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

The Essentials of Digital Forensics

By Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek, and Jesse M. Lindmar
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Collecting, assessing, investigating, and analyzing digital evidence requires specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities – making digital forensics as much an art as a science. Computers, mobile phones, and other data storage devices can hold a wealth of electronically stored information (ESI) that mandates a level of expertise above and beyond that of most end-users or Information Technology personnel to discover.

What exactly is Digital Forensics? Simply put, it is the preservation, identification, recovery, authentication, extraction, documentation, investigation, analysis, and interpretation of electronically stored information (ESI). Simple, right? Some of the common tasks encountered during a digital forensics examination include finding evidence that is not readily available and preserving that evidence for admissibility in court, recovering previously existing information, reconstructing residual data, and tracing artifacts for clues about how a computer device was used. A digital forensic expert (DFE) must be knowledgeable about legacy, current, and emerging technologies, in addition to understanding the forensic methodologies, techniques, and tools that are applicable to the technology architecture. This knowledge is obtained through years of education, training and performance. In this field, education never ends. 
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Law Firms: A Case for Sustainability

By Roy Abernathy, President at Jova/Daniels/Busby

The idea of sustainability has been around for years. For many law firms, however, it’s a new way to cut costs, boost the bottom line, attract new clients, and retain employees.

But why the big push now?

Competition is stiff and law firms (like many businesses) are being forced to implement new strategies to compete, retain employees, and attract new clients.

An approach coined by industry professionals as the “Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability” (social, environmental, and financial, or, essentially, people, planet, and profit) is driving a values-based culture that many law firms believe contributes toward the longevity and resilience of their business, especially in this harsh economic climate.
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THE ESSENTIALS OF DIGITAL FORENSICS

LAW FIRMS: A CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

TOOLS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE LAW OFFICE


WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Tangled: Taking the Knots Out of E-Mail Threads and Near Duplicates

iPad as a Legal Tool

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Tools for the Sustainable Law Office
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9 iPad Productivity Tips
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HEAD SCRATCHER

A man holding a chicken, a fox, and a bag of corn comes to a river with a rowboat that can hold him and one other object.

He can’t leave the fox with the chicken or the fox will eat the chicken, and he can’t leave the chicken with the corn or the chicken will eat the corn.

How does he get them all across?

Email us the right answer and you could be randomly drawn as the winner of a $25 gift card!

Last month’s answer: on top of the person’s head.