Litigation Practice

E-Discovery and Technology

Author: Thomas F. Goldman

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133139549

Category: Law

Page: 384

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. LITIGATION PRACTICE: E-DISCOVERY AND TECHNOLOGY is a thorough introduction to the latest techniques of electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) and technology for use in civil cases from inception through trial. It offers extensive hands-on practice with several popular modern tools for office management, case management, discovery, graphic creation, and trial presentation. Each step and each category of tool is introduced through examples based on the fact pattern of a real case. A complete set of documents, reports, images, videos, and simulations are provided through the companion student site, MyLegalStudiesKit, and can be used to support student oral or multimedia presentations. The text’s instruction, tools, and resources work together to teach core concepts that can be easily adapted to any software, civil case, or law firm.

E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide Program

A Technical Guide to Digital Investigation and Litigation Support

Author: Karen A. Schuler

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9780080949178

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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One of the hottest topics in computer forensics today, electronic discovery (e-discovery) is the process by which parties involved in litigation respond to requests to produce electronically stored information (ESI). According to the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey, it is now a $2 billion industry, a 60% increase from 2004, projected to double by 2009. The core reason for the explosion of e-discovery is sheer volume; evidence is digital and 75% of modern day lawsuits entail e-discovery. A recent survey reports that U.S. companies face an average of 305 pending lawsuits internationally. For large U.S. companies ($1 billion or more in revenue)that number has soared to 556 on average, with an average of 50 new disputes emerging each year for nearly half of them. To properly manage the role of digital information in an investigative or legal setting, an enterprise--whether it is a Fortune 500 company, a small accounting firm or a vast government agency--must develop an effective electronic discovery program. Since the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect in December 2006, it is even more vital that the lifecycle of electronically stored information be understood and properly managed to avoid risks and costly mistakes. This books holds the keys to success for systems administrators, information security and other IT department personnel who are charged with aiding the e-discovery process. *Comprehensive resource for corporate technologists, records managers, consultants, and legal team members to the e-discovery process, with information unavailable anywhere else *Offers a detailed understanding of key industry trends, especially the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that are driving the adoption of e-discovery programs *Includes vital project management metrics to help monitor workflow, gauge costs and speed the process

Civil Litigation

Process and Procedures

Author: Thomas Goldman,Alice Hart Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134831046

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 576

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For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.

Using Computers in the Law Office

Author: Matthew Cornick

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133014887

Category: Law

Page: 640

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USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 6th Edition is the ideal book to provide readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the use of technology by paralegals in all types of legal organizations. It describes basic computer concepts as well as more complex skills and software programs, with coverage and assignments for Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, HotDocs, Discover FY, Tabs3, TimeMap, TrialDirector, and more. Using Computers in the Law Office covers important topics such as an updated discussion of electronic discovery, Internet legal/factual research, legal timekeeping and billing, litigation support software, and case management and docket control software. A variety of other topics are covered including WestLaw Next, Google Scholar, mobile computing, document management, security, ethics, the electronic courthouse and many other trends in legal computing. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner that includes many examples of how the software is actually used on-the-job. Detailed Hands-on Exercises ensure that readers will gain practical knowledge of these tools by giving them the opportunity to apply what is presented in the book and to practice using computers to complete legal work. NEW Discover FY demo replaces Summation iBlaze demo. Discover FY is an e-discovery/litigation support tool provided and supported by ILS Technologies. The ILS Technologies Discover FY demonstration version is a full working version of the program. This program demonstration version will not time out. Access the Premium Website to download the new demo. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Technology in the Law Office

Author: Thomas F. Goldman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133802590

Category: Law

Page: 628

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For technology in the law office courses Comprehensive Coverage of Law Office Technology Technology in the Law Office is a thorough and up-to-date guide to navigating the constantly changing technology used in the modern-day legal world. Exploring recent phenomenon such as the switch to Apple-based software and paperless offices, this text is the timeliest reference for students, paralegals, and law office workers in regards to law software and technology. Thoroughly updated for this edition, the Goldman Technology Resources Website features links to vendor soft downloads, tutorials, and instructional videos. Students are also provided with a solid background in the ethics and implications of using technology in legal practice, allowing them to not only understand how to use such technology, but how to use it correctly and justly. Also Available with CourseConnect with the Virtual Law Office Experience This edition is also available with a CourseConnect Online Course for Technology in the Law Office. The CourseConnect Online Course now includes Virtual Law Office Experience modules. The modules place the student in the position of working in a law office, allowing them to put technology into practice. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the CourseConnect Online Course, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Ediscovery Plain and Simple

A Plain English Crash Course in E-discovery

Author: Allison Brecher,Shawnna Childress

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438994079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

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We communicate, transact business, and socialize electronically as never before, so it's no surprise that virtually all business records are created and kept in electronic form. That electronic data resides everywhere - - on computers, Blackberries and portable devices, servers, backup tapes. When organizations and individuals reasonably anticipate litigation, they are under an obligation to preserve all relevant electronically stored information, but with the tangled web of electronic data that is stored in so many places (often subject to conflicting rules and laws about the storage of that data), it is very difficult to understand the legal obligations and implement them. E-discovery Plain & Simple discusses the world of electronically stored information and discovery through the viewpoints of two international experts in this field, an attorney and information technology consultant. This book explains technology and the legal issues involved in how we communicate and store electronic information in a "plain English" fashion, with charts, checklists, simple images and diagrams that are designed for readers with little, if any, information technology background. E-Discovery Plain & Simple is a key source of information for attorneys; corporate legal and compliance departments; small business owners and those who assist them who need to understand their legal obligations in this area and have them explained in clearly and concisely.

The Legal and Economic Implications of Electronic Discovery

Options for Future Research

Author: James N. Dertouzos,Nicholas M. Pace,Robert H. Anderson

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833045997

Category: Law

Page: 38

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The growing volume of electronically stored information has led to concerns that requests for electronic discovery (e-discovery) can increase litigation costs, impose new risks on lawyers and their clients, and alter expectations about likely court outcomes. The authors provide an overview of the issues involved and outline five avenues for future research on the legal and economic implications of e-discovery.


International E-discovery

A Global Handbook of Law and Technology

Author: Mark Surguy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787421721

Category: Law

Page: 214

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International E-discovery offers a unique collection of world-wide analysis on the state of knowledge and practice in the use of digital evidence in legal and regulatory contexts. Written by hands-on technologists and legal practitioners this publication surveys the very latest developments that have been achieved in the principal legal centres of the commercial world in the use of leading-edge technology. The challenges experienced in the courts of different parts of the world are similar but there is no single solution that solves the problem created by the vast volumes of corporate data that form the basis of investigations, litigation and arbitration. Computer science with its statistical measurement, trial and error and numerical approach is converging with developed (and in some cases underdeveloped) legal knowledge, practice and procedure in different corners of the world. The task of bringing together the skills and approach of two very different disciplines is the key to successfully maintain a system of justice that works for business at a cost that is not overwhelmingly disproportionate. The authors (all leaders in their field) have addressed issues such as professional conduct, privacy laws, different levels of judicial awareness, the proper use of powerful search tools and techniques and the likely shape of the future. In one title for the first time the veil is lifted to provide you with deep insights into what works and what does not and where the money goes. There are professional tips on getting ahead with best practice on a country by country basis. A must-have addition to the seasoned practitioner's library, a vital read for students and practitioners of the future, and essential background reading for judges and arbitrators, this is both a thought leadership and accessible practical text that together multiple professional disciplines into a single volume.

E-Discovery: An Introduction to Digital Evidence

Author: Amelia Phillips,Ronald Godfrey,Christopher Steuart,Christine Brown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111310645

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Essential for anyone who works with technology in the field, E-DISCOVERY is a hands-on, how-to training guide that provides students with comprehensive coverage of the technology used in e-discovery in civil and criminal cases. From discovery identification to collection, processing, review, production, and trial presentation, this practical text covers everything your students need to know about e-discovery, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence. Throughout the text, students will have the opportunity to work with e-discovery tools such as Discovery Attender, computer forensics tools such as AccessData's Forensics ToolKit, as well as popular processing and review platforms such as iConect, Concordance, and iPro. An interactive courtroom tutorial and use of Trial Director are included to complete the litigation cycle. Multiple tools are discussed for each phase, giving your students a good selection of potential resources for each task. Finally , real-life examples are woven throughout the text, revealing little talked-about potential pitfalls, as well as best practice and cost management suggestions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

Third International Joint Conference, IC3K 2011, Paris, France, October 26-29, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Ana Fred,Jan Dietz,Kecheng Liu,Joaquim Filipe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642371868

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2011, held in Paris, France, in October 2011. This book includes revised and extended versions of a strict selection of the best papers presented at the conference; 39 revised full papers together with one invited lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from 429 submissions. According to the three covered conferences KDIR 2011, KEOD 2011, and KMIS 2011, the papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge discovery and information retrieval, knowledge engineering and ontology development, and on knowledge management and information sharing.

Securities Practice and Electronic Technology

Author: John R. Hewitt,James B. Carlson

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 9781588520845

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Securities Practice and Electronic Technology provides complete, practical, hands-on guidance to the legal and regulatory developments spurred by the online revolution. You'll get coverage of the impact on all major securities laws and regulations, plus step-by-step advice on electronic delivery of information to investors, establishing corporate and broker-dealer Web sites, the use of electronic advertising and sales literature, and many other issues. Securities Practice and Electronic Technology provides unique advice and perspective on how to use the Internet, extranets and other new media when dealing with clients. Other topics include: corporate disclosure and capital formation; electronic offering circulars; electronic roadshows; exempt offerings; shareholder communications; creating, developing and maintaining a corporate Web site; informed consent; overseas investing; security and encryption; alternative trading systems; intellectual property issues; electronic storage requirements under E-Sign; and uniform electronic communications policy.

Electronic Evidence and Discovery

What Every Lawyer Should Know Now

Author: Michele C. S. Lange,Kristin M. Nimsger

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604423822

Category: Law

Page: 429

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This book will increase your efficiency and accuracy to the representation of your clients in discovery matters large and small. It provides the latest information regarding the legal and technological aspects of the e-discovery process. You will learn the special characteristics of ESI and challenges faced in e-discovery, how to prepare for litigation by implementing a document preservation plan, the standards counsel must follow during e-discovery to meet judicial expectations and more.

Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide: Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals, '13-'14 Edition

Author: Michael R. Arkfeld, Esq.

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327194375

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The new edition of Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide: Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals, is a resource for understanding the "information technology infrastructure" of organizations, locating "electronically stored information" (ESI), and managing it using computer technology. This primer is intended to be used as a general reference for the identification, preservation, collection and disclosure of ESI. Contents include: • Overview of IT in organizations and electronic discovery • Characteristics & forms of "electronically stored information" (ESI) • IT infrastructure: people, hardware, software, networks • ESI file system, concealment and types • ESI sources and locations • Using computer technology to search, identify, filter, review, produce and present ESI The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Drafting Internet Agreements

Author: Gregory J. Battersby,Charles W. Grimes,Leonard T. Nuara

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735598967

Category: Law

Page: 1444

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Drafting Internet Agreements, Second Edition is the most comprehensive single volume collection of annotated forms for the internet. The book also offers valuable insights for business executives who want to know how internet transactions are structured and how to negotiate the best deals. This easy-to-use reference with accompanying CD-ROM offers instant access to more than 40 sample agreements for every area of internet practice including: Internet advertising Internet consulting Electronic commerce Internet joint ventures Internet licensing Technology development Website agreements And more Each form has been developed by the authors or other experienced internet law practitioners and has been used in actual transactions. Organized by type of transaction, each chapter includes a full agreement that illustrates the entire transaction as a seamless whole, as well as a variety of agreements for closely related issues. For each form, the authors provide a brief overview, an analysis of the different kinds of forms that relate to the topic, and a description of the form's applicability and use. Coverage includes: Developing the content portion of the website Seeking intellectual property protection of website content Resolving domain name disputes Seeking to recover a domain name to which you have rights Linking a website to other sites Raising capital to develop and operate a site Marketing the Internet site Selling advertising on the internet site And more. A andquot;Practice Tipsandquot; section before each form identifies the andquot;hot spotsandquot; that are likely to arise during the transaction, and offers guidance on resolving these hotly negotiated provisions quickly. Detailed checklists assist in drafting the final agreement. Drafting Internet Agreements, Second Edition also includes a free companion CD-ROM containing over 40 forms presented in the guide, making it easy to incorporate the forms into a word processing program.

The Social Media Handbook

Rules, Policies, and Best Practices to Successfully Manage Your Organization's Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential

Author: Nancy Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The Social Media Handbook is a comprehensive risk and compliancemanagement toolkit that walks employers step-by-step through theprocess of developing and implementing effective social mediapolicy and compliance management programs that are designed tominimize—and in some cases prevent—social networkingand web 2.0 risks and other electronic disasters. Throughout this important resource Nancy Flynn (aninternationally recognized expert on workplace social media) offersa guide to best practices for creating safe, effective, andcompliant electronic business communications. The book contains athorough review of the risks inherent in employees' social mediause and content and explores how organizations can help managebehavior, mitigate risks, and maximize compliance through theimplementation of strategic social media compliance managementprograms. These programs combine written policies, supported bycomprehensive employee education and are enforced byproven-effective technology tools. Once these policies and programsare in place employers can safely take advantage of the marketingand communications benefits offered by social media. Covering a wealth of material, the book includes vitalinformation on topics such as social media and the law; managingrecords and e-discovery compliantly; regulatory compliance; privacyand security; blog risks and compliance rules; mobile devices drivesocial media risks; a seven-step plan for social media policy andcompliance management; conducting a social media audit; creatingsocial media policies; content rules and compliance; policycompliance and education; reputation management; and more. In addition to addressing pertinent topics on risk management,the book contains cautionary, real-life social networking disasterstories that show how organizations can lose revenue andreputations, reveals how employees can lose jobs, and explains howindividuals can face public humiliation. The Social Media Handbook is a hands-on guide written for humanresource professionals, information technology managers, legalprofessionals, compliance officers, records managers, and otherswho need to manage today's technology tools with up-to-dateemployment rules.

The Legal Technology Guidebook

Author: Kimberly Williams,John M. Facciola,Peter McCann,Vincent M. Catanzaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331954523X

Category: Law

Page: 142

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This book explores the transformational impact of new technological developments on legal practice. More specifically, it addresses knowledge management, communication, and e-discovery related technologies, and helps readers develop the project management and data analysis skills needed to effectively navigate the current, and future, landscapes. It studies the impact of current trends on business practices, as well as the ethical, procedural, and evidentiary concerns involved. Introducing novel interactive technologies as well as traditional content, the book reflects expertise from across the legal industry, including practitioners, the bench, academia, and legal technology consultants. All of the contributing authors currently teach aspiring lawyers and/or paralegals and have identified a gap in the available instructional material. Rapid technology advances have radically changed the way we all live and work, and the legal profession is by no means exempt from the impact of these changes. In order to better assist their clients, and to better compete on the legal market, it is imperative for lawyers to understand the ethical, functional, and business consequences of new technologies on their respective practices. This book provides the necessary content by including legal technology texts, information about novel pedagogical technologies, helpful tools for managing legal technologies and IT staff, statistical methods, tips and checklists.

Cloud Computing and Electronic Discovery

Author: James P. Martin,Harry Cendrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118764307

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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Cloud Computing and Electronic Discovery offers an accessible resource that explores cloud computing technology’s impact on electronic discovery approaches in litigation and criminal investigations. The key issue from a legal perspective is that an investigator or litigant cannot simply access the data that is held by a third party in the cloud. Written by James P. Martin and Harry Cendrowski—experts in this emerging field—the book delves into this fascinating and rapidly-developing area of law to better prepare fraud investigators, legal professionals, forensic accountants, and executives with an understanding of the ramifications of storing data with third-party providers and how such storage mechanisms relate to the limits of discovery practices. In non-technical language, the authors reveal how data is stored and (at a high level) the technical aspects of hosted solutions that can affect production of data. As the authors explain, discovery of data within a cloud computing solution falls under the restrictions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. Today, judges use this law to rule on cases involving data created and stored by devices that would have been considered as science fiction in the almost thirty years since the law was first written. The book also explores in detail the Stored Communications Act (which falls within the Electronic Communications Privacy Act) as well as the prior laws that protected technological communications of a bygone era. Throughout the book, Martin and Cendrowski offer insights into legal concepts that shape current cases and the common themes of privacy issues. They also describe the limitations of the current laws in interpreting modern systems and devices. In addition, the book surveys many of the precedent-setting cases that involved interpretation of hosted data and access of that data by litigants or the government. Based on current trends and recent court cases, the book includes practical guidance on how to consider the availability of cloud data relevant to an investigation and how to include this data in discovery plans. The companion website includes the most recent updates to the laws covering cloud computing and electronic discovery. For business, accounting, and legal professionals, Cloud Computing and Electronic Discovery is an invaluable resource for understanding the evolution of cloud eDiscovery policies, practices, and law as they continue to unfold and develop.

Annual National Institute on E-discovery

A Publication of the American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education and the Section of Litigation

Author: Center for Continuing Legal Education (American Bar Association).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604425062

Category: Electronic discovery (Law)

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Electronic Disclosure in International Arbitration

Author: David J. Howell

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 193383322X

Category: Law

Page: 400

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International arbitration faces the challenge of the exponential increase in the volume of electronically stored information. While there has been a convergence in the accepted scope of disclosure in international arbitration (chiefly reflected in the IBA Rules on Evidence) there is widespread concern about the potential burdens of disclosure of electronic documents, with regard to the litigation experience. Arbitrators are rapidly having to come to terms with these issues in an arbitration context, in order to meet the needs and expectations of the parties. A number of arbitration institutions are currently considering rule changes or protocols to address the disclosure of electronic documents. This publication analyses the procedural, practical and technical issues and addresses the appropriate approach to electronic disclosure in international arbitration, including those lessons and principles that can usefully be adapted from the litigation experience. Contributors include leading arbitrators, arbitration counsel, in-house counsel and IT experts, including leading experts in the field of electronic data management.