Archive for February 2009

More Layoffs Hit – Latham 250 Staffers

From A Paralegal’s Blog: Latham & Watkins Lays Off 190 Associates, 250 Staffers ABA Journal – Law News Now Posted: 27 Feb 2009 07:47 AM PST Setting new records for layoffs, rumor has it that Latham & Watkins has let go of 190 associates and 250 staff members. However, they are offering an unheard-of severance…

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Handy Helper Product Review

Law Technology Review just posted a product review written by Donna Payne (of the Payne Consulting Group here in our hometown of Seattle, WA) for the “Handy Helper” projector – made by Dell. The projector weighs less than a pound and is tiny at 3.64 x 4.12 x 1.46 inche – Donna points out that…

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Washington's Own Governor Gregoire's lawyer recommended for U.S attorney

SEATTLE — Washington’s U.S. senators have recommended that Gov. Chris Gregoire’s longtime counsel, Jenny Durkan, be named the top federal prosecutor in Western Washington. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell suggested Durkan for Seattle U.S. attorney in a Feb. 12 letter to the White House, according to a copy provided Wednesday by Murray’s office. The…

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Professional organization of the week: Women in eDiscovery

Women in eDiscovery was founded on May 2, 2007. Since that launch, Women in eDiscovery has grown internationally to more than 1,800 members with new members from all over the world joining daily. At present time, there are more than 20 Chapters with regular meetings with new Chapters forming monthly. The Founders of The Women…

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Practical eDiscovery Blog

We found a new eDiscovery Blog to track: Practical EDiscovery (published by Hinshaw and Culbertson). This looks to be a great addition and resource for those in the industry.

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Professional Association: Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals

The Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals (ALDAP) is comprised of experienced legal professionals who have joined forces to boost consumer protection and increase the professional integrity of the Legal Document Assistant (LDA) and paralegal professions. To achieve these goals, ALDAP offers continuing education opportunities, requires strict compliance with the laws governing the LDA and…

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Guidance Software eDiscovery Lawsuit Demonstrates Challenges for its Clients

Fascinating story on AP: Guidance Software Inc. bills itself as the leading provider of technology that helps companies dig up old e-mails and other electronic documents that might be evidence in a lawsuit. Yet when Guidance itself had to face a judge, it was accused of bumbling its internal digital search. Whether Guidance intentionally hid…

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FAA suffers massive data breach; more than 45,000 affected

The Federal Aviation Administration has notified employees that one of its computers was hacked, and the personally identifiable information of more than 45,000 employees and retirees was stolen electronically. All affected employees will receive individual letters to notify them about the breach, the FAA said Feb. 9. Federal Computer Week

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