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

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Lawyers

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is embedded in many of the apps we use everyday. It is also creeping into legal technology too.

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Document Request Objections and the Rule 34 “Specificity” Requirement

Under FRCP 34, objections to document requests require "specificity," must state whether documents are withheld or describe search used to gather documents.

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Are Litigation 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 litigation hold procedures.

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“Possession, Custody & Control” Tackled by The Sedona Conference

"Possession, custody and control" of documents & ESI examined by Sedona Conference. Suggests actual possession or legal right to material is proper test.

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The Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing & SaaS

When utilizing cloud computing and SaaS, ethical rules require lawyers to protect client confidences and conduct due diligence into cloud services used.

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Determining Return on Investment for E-Discovery Projects

With the help of Kelly Twigger, Principal of ESI Attorneys, we offer a couple examples of how to track ROI on e-discovery projects.

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Tracking Return on Investment for Legal Technology Purchases

The next in a series about legal spend and e-discovery metrics. This installment offers ideas about tracking ROI on the use of technology in legal practice.

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“How Many Emails Do I Have to Read Today?!?!?”

Email is a sizable chunk of e-discovery produced in litigation. But how many email messages does a person send and receive in a day?

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The Web Page Authentication Dance — A Two Step

Authenticating evidence from the web or social media is often a two-part question: 1) Did it actually appear on the web?; and 2) Who really posted it?

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Judge: “Come on, Just Use Deduplication.”

Judge: producing potentially duplicate documents from additional witnesses not a burden because deduplication features of ediscovery software may be used.

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