December 16, 2020

Does a Parent Company Have Duty to Ensure Subsidiary Preserves Documents and ESI?

Parent companies with sufficient control over subsidiaries may have duty to ensure preservation of subsidiary's documents and ESI.
November 19, 2020
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Cyber Security Best Practices for Legal

In the latest episode of the Technically Legal Podcast, Matthew Holland, CEO of Field Effect, explains why law firms & legal departments are hacker targets and talks cyber security best practices.
November 5, 2020
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Best Practice Tips From the Bench for Virtual Court Hearings via Zoom

Federal Magistrate Judge Tony Leung offers a few pointers to lawyers preparing for virtual court hearings via zoom or other video conference apps in the latest Technically Legal Podcast.
October 7, 2020
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Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence (2020 Edition)

Implementing a legal hold to preserve relevant information is required upon a credible threat of litigation and preservation efforts must be reasonable. But...sanctions for spoliation of evidence are only available if prejudice is shown.
September 23, 2020

You Subpoenaed My Documents, Shouldn’t You Pay for Them?

Companies responding to federal subpoenas are responsible for costs unless the costs are "significant" and generally cannot charge for data requests under privacy laws.
June 27, 2020
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Are Legal Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

Litigation hold notices are generally privileged, but the privilege may be lost if evidence is spoliated or through use of poor legal hold procedures.
March 30, 2020

Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence By State in 2020 [Infographic]

Most states now require attorneys to keep up with technology as part of the duty of competent representation (an addition to MRPC 1.1).
December 12, 2019
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6 Ways to Keep Communications with Legal Vendors & Consultants Confidential

Attorney work product doctrine generally shields communications between attorneys and legal consultants, but steps must be taken to preserve confidentiality.
May 9, 2019
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Is That Discovery or ESI You Want Really Lost?

Under the FRCP, ESI and other discovery may not be considered "lost" if it can be restored or replaced through additional discovery.