Archive for April 2014

Information Governance: 3 Initial Steps on the Way to Success

Lately, the phrase “information governance” has become one of those buzzwords that people toss around an awful lot without necessarily knowing exactly what it entails. Information Governance (“IG”) is more than virtual archives for old data or having rules about what employees can and cannot access from their work computers. Rather, IG is an enterprise-wide…

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Electronic Discovery: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2

Electronic discovery places a heavy burden on counsel.  Not only is the practitioner, as always, required to comply with procedural rules, but he/she must thoroughly educate the client about the intricacies of electronic discovery. Because the client may not necessarily think of discovery in electronic or digital terms, the learning curve may be steep.  At the…

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Electronic Discovery: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 1

Discovery is arguably one of the few things that can be described as an art and a science.  Art, because effective discovery requires intelligence, intuition, and creativity; science because theories need to be explored, tested, and, if necessary, discarded and replaced.  In addition, just as there are scientific laws that need to be obeyed, there are…

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Basic Principles to Establish an Information Governance Policy

Information Governance programs are a growing and critical component of how organizations manage their data and records. Understanding information governance and the information lifecycle is important because data impacts all areas of an organization, including regulatory compliance, litigation, continuous improvement processes, IT infrastructure, and business strategies, to name a few.  Additionally, an effective information governance…

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eDiscovery Primer: Hosting Agreements – Part 2

There are many issues that need to be considered when it comes to hosting agreements. Known most popularly as the “terms and conditions” website page that users must click through before joining or logging in, this simple agreement defines the terms by which two parties elect to do business together. It’s important to have a…

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eDiscovery Primer: Hosting Agreements – Part 1

There are many issues that need to be considered when it comes to hosting agreements. Known most popularly as the “terms and conditions” website page that users must click through before joining or logging in, this simple agreement defines the terms by which two parties elect to do business together. It’s important to have a…

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10 Best Houston Restaurants For Lawyers – Part 2

Continuing our list of some of the best places for lawyers to dine in Houston. Brennan’s of Houston Self-billed as “Fine Creole Dining,” Brennan’s of Houston combines Creole and Southwest cuisine in dishes like the Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo. The smoky, spicy palette is complemented by the crisp, bright décor; Brennan’s also has several private…

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10 Best Houston Restaurants For Lawyers – Part 1

In a city that strikes the seemingly impossible balance between cowboy and urban, here are 10 restaurants that provide just a sampling of the excellent dining options available for lawyers in Houston. Haven Named one of the top 10 “power lunch” restaurants in the nation by Worth magazine, Haven is known for its creative yet…

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