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Articles about legal technology, legal operations, e-discovery and other related matters of interest.

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

In federal litigation, responding party is generally responsible for subpoena costs. However, financial hardship or state statutes or rules may shift costs.

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The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Year One: An (Unscientific) Study

An Illinois federal court surveys attorneys on expedited discovery rules. Despite negative responses, the MIDP program might be meeting some of its goals.

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UPDATED: Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence By State [Infographic]

Even more states now require attorneys to keep up with technology as part of the duty of competent representation. (Now more than half require it).

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Document Production with a Load File Error? 3 Common Fixes

Did you just receive a document production with a load file error? You are not the first and will not be the last. So, to make your life easier, we discuss three common load file snafus and how to remedy them.

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Attorneys’ Duty to Implement Legal Hold Does Not End After Hitting Send

A lawyer's duty to prevent evidence destruction does not end when they hit send on a legal hold email. Both in-house counsel and outside counsel are responsible for overseeing the implementation of and compliance with legal holds.

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Do You Like Podcasts? We do too!

Introducing the Technically Legal Podcast-- a podcast about legal tech and changes to the legal industry and the practice of law.

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New Hearsay Rule Addresses “Ancient” ESI and Electronic Evidence

Responding to proliferation of electronic evidence, changes to evidence rules will limit the "ancient documents" hearsay exception to pre-1998 documents.

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The Dashboard Difference

The use of dashboards for document reviews and other legal matters helps streamline work, gives insight into data, and can help stay on budget.

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New Rule Permits Self Authentication of Electronic Evidence

Changes to Federal Evidence Rule 902 effective December 1 allow "self authentication" of certain electronic evidence and electronically stored information.

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Is it OK to Redact Irrelevant Information in Document Discovery?

Generally, irrelevant information may not be redacted from documents produced in litigation unless it is protected from disclosure under another rule.

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