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Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – November 2019

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10/30/2019: Which law firms have had data breaches?
Jenner & Block; Proskauer; Alston & Bird; Harris Beach; Heller Ehrman; Jones Day; Latham & Watkins; McDermott, Will, & Emery; Mintz Levin; and Wilson Sonsini.

10/31/2019: Cal. Ct. App.: Exclusion of Preservation Letter Not Reversible Error
Exclusion of preservation letter in negligence case where location was destroyed held not to be reversible error by California Court of Appeal.

11/1/2019: -extoff command
You can open a program with add-ins disabled in command prompt by entering the path to the executable followed by -extoff.

11/2/2019: Wildcard search for a string of numbers
In Excel use a MATCH formula with a nested TEXT formula to run a number wildcard search.

11/3/2019: Get Your Attorneys In Synch at Depos with CaseViewNet
If you are connecting with a serial cable, the most common baud rate is 2400.

11/4/2019: Glasswire vs. MyLanViewer
MyLanViewer does a better job of detecting devices on a wifi network than Glasswire.

11/5/2019: Pull from the right until string found
Use this formula in Excel to pull data from the right until string found


11/6/2019: Increase the file size limit on attachments
In registry editor you can change the limit on the file size of attachments that can be sent by Outlook.

11/7/2019: Automatically change animation on all slides
Edit the code to set any animation effect you choose.

11/8/2019: M.D. Fla.: Search Hits in File Fragments Leads to Adverse Inference Instruction
Using proximity searches for key witness names, the examiner was able to find hundreds of relevant hits in fragments of files that had either just been deleted or from those that had been erased.

11/9/2019: TrialWorks – Troubles of New Force in Cloud Based Document Management
TrialWorks fell victim to a ransomware attack.

11/10/2019: Searching metadata fields in Relativity
If you run a keyword index search in Relativity for multiple terms that exist in different fields, no results will be returned.

11/11/2019: formhacker boomarklet
Bookmarklet to edit text on a web page.

If a browser prints a web page to a PDF with link addresses displayed. try the ‘Save as PDF’ add-in for Chrome.

11/13/2019: Turn off Animation in a Presentation
Don’t miss that PowerPoint includes an option under Slide Show . . . Set-up Show to deactivate animated objects.

11/14/2019: Searching across metadata fields
In Relativity, in order to search through metadata fields, create a new dtSearch index based on a saved search with those metadata fields selected

11/15/2019: Rule 45 and Producing ESI More Than 100 Miles Away
SDNY ruling that the 100 mile rule of FRCP 45 doesn’t apply for ESI uploads.

11/16/2019: Conceptual Space Dimensions
Increasing the dimensions of a conceptual space of a Relativity analytics index above 300 will have diminishing returns.

11/17/2019: Documents Errors in Analytics Operations
Documents with:

  1. encrypted text
  2. no text
  3. corrupt text
  4. special characters such as 😎
  5. Email segments > 2000
  6. Metadata fields more than 500 characters

. . . may cause errors in Relativity analytics operations.

11/18/2019: Windows Explorer won’t change directories
Try following the cd command with the operator /d, this will allow the drive and directory to be changed at the same time.

11/19/2019: Recombining split files
use DOS command to recombine split files

copy /b splitfile1.bin + spiltfile2.bin “2019LItSupport.rar”

11/20/2019: Printing out animated objects from a single slide on multiple pages
A macro will place each animated object on a separate slide.

11/21/2019: Goetz’s File Splitter
This free download will allow you to split up files on a set number of KBs in command prompt.

11/22/2019: Total Commander
Use Total Commander to split, rename, and compare files.

11/23/2019: Combine split files with 7-zip
You can use the popular file compression software 7-zip to both split and recombine files.   Simply place the folders you need to recombine in a single folder and then go to File . . . Combine files.  You will need to add the correct extension on to the recombined file.

11/24/2019: Reasonable Suspicion Required For Searches at the Border
1. Mass: Both CBP basic (smartphone internal tools and metadata) and advanced searches (encrypted and deleted data, and copying data) require reasonable suspicion.

11/25/2019: Does jailbreaking alter digital evidence?
iPhones automatically synchronize and download the most recent 50 emails from servers to which they synch.  The emails can only be recovered if an iPhone is jailbroken.

11/26/2019: Select all email addresses in Word
Regex to find emails in Word:


11/27/2019: Set Rows to Repeat at Top of Multiple Worksheets
VBA code to enter setting for rows to repeat at top of all worksheets.

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Sean O'Shea
Litigation Paralegal
Sean O’Shea began working as a litigation support analyst at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in 1998, near the dawn of the electronic discovery era. From assisting clients with the implementation of information governance policies, to conducting electronic presentations for attorneys at trials, he has been involved in all aspects of litigation support work. Sean is a Relativity Certified Administrator and an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He’s currently employed as a litigation paralegal in New York City, and continues to advise attorneys on legal technology. Look for a new tip on each night on www.litigationsupporttipofthenight.com.

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