Extract from Doug Austin’s article “Doug Austin, eDiscovery Today: Craig Ball Swears By Native Format Production. Literally.”
In his new blog post on his excellent Ball in Your Court blog, Craig Ball states: “Regular readers may tire of my extolling the virtues of native forms of production; but battleships turn slowly, and this one must yet be turned.” Craig has covered those virtues many times over the years and the pitfalls of “TIFF+” productions, but this time, he literally swears by it.
In The Case for Native, I Swear, Craig notes (in terms of convincing lawyers and judges of those virtues): “Articles, speeches and blog posts can only go so far. What’s needed are published judicial decisions.” In that regard, Craig recently supplied a declaration to a federal court, so he anonymized it for sharing via his blog. He concedes “it ain’t Shakespeare,” but it’s honest and he changed a lot to make it difficult to identify the matter (even though he also notes that the Declaration is a matter of public record).