Thankful for Project Management
As folks go around their Thanksgiving tables tomorrow and share what they are thankful for, I suspect not many will offer "good project management!" But as I wrap up the workday and get ready for the holiday, I am indeed thankful for the skilled, dedicated project managers at DiscoverReady and throughout our industry. Check out the e-discovery project management presentation by Sean McMechen from Relativity Fest.
Stipulations for Discovery of ESI: America’s Next Top Model
In federal court—and in most state courts—parties must meet and confer at the beginning of the litigation to discuss various case management issues, and hopefully reach stipulated agreements about those issues. The discussions must address the discovery of electronically stored information, a subject that in too many cases causes needless amounts of disagreement, delay, expense, and overall angst among the litigants and counsel. Why is the negotiation of ESI stipulations so difficult?
Dispelling E-Discovery Myths: Some Advice For Junior Litigators
I recently collaborated with my colleague Amy Hinzmann on an article for the American Bar Association Securities Litigation Section Newsletter, where Amy uses a hypothetical e-discovery project as a teaching tool to help junior-level litigators better understand how to execute a high-volume, quick-turn e-discovery project, and to accomplish the work on time, at a reasonable cost, and with high quality. If you’re a junior lawyer, or inexperienced with e-discovery services and projects, please read on...
In Pursuit of Better Privilege Logs – In the Empire State and Beyond
As most litigants are painfully aware, document review – even when managed efficiently and cost-effectively – often is the most expensive component of discovery. And in many cases the “second-pass” review of relevant documents for privilege, and the capture of information about privileged documents for the privilege log, becomes the most costly aspect of document review.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – For Doing Document Review Better
It’s December 23, and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping. You know what that means. Your stress level is about to go way up, as you fight the crowds in the stores and on the streets. Don’t worry, I’m not judging you for your holiday shopping habits. . . But please, litigants, don’t treat document review you like you do your Christmas shopping.