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Kangaroo Court: The Story of the Luddites

The Luddites were a secret oath-based organization of English textile workers in the 19th century, a radical faction which destroyed textile machinery as a form of protest. The Luddite movement emerged during the harsh economic climate of the Napoleonic Wars, which saw a rise in difficult working conditions. Luddites objected primarily to the rising popularity …

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How to Identify Your Organization’s eDiscovery Architect

Often times we get caught up on material price (or line item pricing) and projects become penny-wise and pound-foolish. As Doug Austin cited in this article, budgetary constraints are now one of the most impactful factors in this industry. When I read Doug’s article and saw the increase in concern with establishing and meeting budget in …

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ILTA>ON for eDiscovery Professionals

What? ILTA>ON – The premiere conference for legal technology professionals.When? August 24-28, 2020Where? Your home or office This year ILTA>ON is more accessible and affordable for everyone! The conference will be virtual and will run from August 24 through the 28. Each day begins with a keynote from 9-10 a.m. CT with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT. You …

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The Impact of Technology Certifications on Your Career

ACEDS Advisory Board Chair, Ari Kaplan, spoke with Tom O’Connor, a nationally-recognized consultant, speaker, and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems, who is also a member of the global advisory board for ACEDS, and discussed why professionals seek certifications, the challenges associated with obtaining one, their impact on one’s career, and how they …

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CEDS: The Tech-To-Lawyer and Lawyer-To-Tech Dictionary?

A guest blog post by ACEDS advisory board member Jeff Jacobson Before I studied for and passed the CEDS exam, I thought I “knew” e-discovery. In fairness, I’m sure I did know more about the subject that 99% of practicing lawyers, and as a “Big Law” partner I had overseen many complex e-discovery projects. What …

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Making the Case for Checklists

“It is common to misconceive how checklists function in complex lines of work. They are not comprehensive how-to guides … they are quick and simple tools aimed to buttress the skills of expert professionals.” — Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto Like a surgeon with her scalpel in hand about to perform surgery, there are more than a dozen different things that …

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TAR Talk Podcast

Episode One: Flying with Global Aerospace: An Inside Look at the First TAR Case Hear how Tom Gricks, the lead attorney on the Global Aerospace case, obtained the first order authorizing the use of technology assisted review (TAR) over the objection of opposing party. Episode Two: The Birth of TAR 2.0 (and CAL) With Dr. …

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Litigation Case Management Survey

Are you involved in pre- and post-eDiscovery review and organization of facts to prepare for trial, arbitration or within an investigation?  Are you a trial attorney, investigator, paralegal or lit support professional who handles, reviews or manages evidence?   Please take 5-10 minutes to complete a survey about what (if any) technology you use to accomplish …

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