July 10, 2020

Are You Guilty of Spoliation of E-Discovery Evidence?

My name is Scott Lefton and I’m a spoliator… And you might be too… For those of you who might not know what “spoliation” is, here’s one definition: – Spoliation of evidence From Wikipedia Spoliation of evidence is the intentional or… Read more

Show Me the Money – Proposed Rule Changes Take on the Spiraling Costs of Discovery

In 2013, suggested changes to discovery rules on both sides of the Atlantic highlight the increasing concerns shared by Americans and their British neighbors over litigation costs, as well as each region’s unique attempts to address them. … Read more

The Evolution of Attorney Review

Discovery continues to evolve, sometimes gradually, sometimes much too quickly. It wasn’t that long ago that discovery involved pulling dusty bankers’ boxes stuffed with client files out of the store room. Lawyers would then wade through reams… Read more

2012 Olympics Magnify the Importance of Implementing a Social Media Policy

Okay, I admit it, I’m addicted. I watched nearly all 6 hours of opening games coverage and spent the better part of this past weekend glued to the couch.  I’ll watch the prelims, the qualification rounds and the warm-ups.  It’s the drama,… Read more

Preparation = Confidence = Victory

I both love and hate it when AccessData gets to eat its own dog food. I love it because I think we sell superior products and I like to show our customers that we can utilize them to produce superior results. I hate it for the obvious reason: that… Read more

Back to Basics

In order to be successful incorporating technology into your legal practice, we all know communication is key, but you must also take a step back and understand the workflow and how it will be applied to the new tools.  Years ago when I first… Read more

Mobile Device E-Discovery – Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Back in the beginning of 2011, I wrote about mobile devices and e-discovery in a blog post about US v. Diaz, the California Supreme Court case that confirmed the right of arresting officers to perform a warrantless search of a suspect’s cell… Read more

2012 Mid Year e-Discovery Technology Reflections: Much Ado about Buzz Words

When listening to various colleagues across this industry, it never fails to impress me to hear a new battle cry taken up in the realm of “Buzz Words”. The buzz words realm is a great one to be in, because frankly to the unsuspecting masses who… Read more

The First Step of Preparedness is Awareness

“Seriously dad! That’s SO 2010!” My daughter’s comment echoed in my head.  “What?  You’re 7!”  How did this happen?  How old am I?  It seems like just yesterday I was standing around the office discussing Y2K.  I remember the humming… Read more

The Symantec Clearwell Acquisition: One Year Later

So did anyone else catch what Symantec said about its Clearwell business on its quarterly conference call a couple of weeks ago? On that call Symantec revealed that for the first quarter of 2012  Clearwell business generated $13 million of revenue… Read more