Archive for March 2009

10 Steps to Manage E-Discovery Projects

From Law.com Like it or not, lawyers involved in e-discovery matters must become project managers. In addition to advising and representing clients, they must help clients select and supervise vendors of e-discovery services (from simple photocopying, to forensic analysis, to data retrieval and production, to expert testimony on the adequacy of e-discovery efforts). This article…

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Social Networks used for Personal Injury claim investigations

From Law.com comes an interesting article about how Paralegals are diving into social networks as part of their research into personal injury lawsuits and claims: Paralegals now also turn their attention to the cyberworld, including social and professional networking sites, to investigate personal injury claims. Oftentimes, these sites can provide a deluge of data, including…

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American Bar Association Publishes Next Generation Book on Electronic Discovery

MIAMI, March 9/PRNewswire/ — Akerman Senterfitt, today announced that the American Bar Association has published and released Introduction to E-Discovery: New Cases, Ideas, and Techniques, authored by Akerman attorneyRalph Losey. This marks the second book on e-discovery to be authored by Mr. Losey in the past 13 months. Mr. Losey, a leading authority on e-discovery,…

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Upcoming Digital Forensic Industry events

Mark your calendars for some upcoming Digital Forensic Industry events (listing courtesy of DFI News – you can subscribe to their great newsletter here): April 13-15, 2009 Cell Phone Forensics I Washington, DC h11-digital-forensics.com ———————— April 15-16, 2009 8th Annual Security Conference Las Vegas, NV security-conference.org ———————- April 27-29, 2009 The Computer Forensics Show Washington,…

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Laid-Off Lawyers and Other Professionals

Excellent post today on WSJ.com, “Laid off lawyers and other professionals” Writer E. Kinney Zalesne discusses the broad impact that the loss of these kinds of jobs have on the economy both locally (in cities such as San Francisco, New York and Boston) but also nationally. It is rightly pointed out that these are unprecedented…

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Court holds that overlooking e-discovery information due to honest mistake may serve to avoid court-imposed sanctions

From IBLS.com (Internet Business Law Services): In the case of R & R Sails, Inc. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, Case No. 07-cv-0998-H (POR) (S.D.Cal., Apr. 18, 2008), the court held that overlooking e-discovery information due to honest mistake may serve to avoid court-imposed sanctions. Though, the court found proper to impose…

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Software capable of reassembling deleted photos

Interesting article in TG Daily yesterday that discusses technology that allows users to recover deleted photos – even those that have been cleared out of a recycling bin. As the article notes, this has implications for individuals as well as legal and law enforcement officials: This software serves not only the purpose of recovering photos…

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