Posts Tagged e-discovery

Pulling text out of PDFs

My favorite way to research is to ask questions of subject matter experts. They take you right to the core of a topic and help you consider angles you didn’t know about. My second-favorite way to research is to read documents online and pull text from them

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New tools are making mining mountains of data easier

An introduction to e-discovery’s key concepts. Attorneys will always need to participate in discovery. One secret to saving money on fees is to limit the number of documents they need to handle. Fortunately, even as document collections continue to expand to mind-boggling proportions, technologies used to pare

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Online court document system

OSCAR, meet JUSTIN: moving toward an online court document system A March 16 Globe and Mail article headlined “Judge bashes Ontario’s archaic court document system” included the following statements made by Justice David Brown: “Consign our paper-based document management system to the scrap heap of history and

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Scoping the scene for the right scanner

David Feld gladly (almost gleefully) avoids paper. He bluntly states he’s never owned a fax machine. He doesn’t even use the one that came with his Xerox WorkCentre multifunction printer. And, his clients communicate with him mainly via e-mail. “They even use their phones to take pictures of documents and send them

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E-trials seen as ‘essential’ for justice in the future

The only one of its kind in Toronto, Courtroom 807 at 393 University Avenue is outfitted for “electronic” trials, a trend many in the legal community see as essential to the evolution of the Canadian justice system.

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How to back up your files now

originally published in Lawyers Weekly We all buy insurance, maintain our homes and cars and generally safeguard things that matter. But the information on our computers? Surprising numbers of people don’t create extra copies of the electronically stored information (ESI) they depend upon. Lawyers, like other business

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Drowning in data (proportionality in e-discovery)

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine The number of needles a lawyer has to find during discovery has not changed over the years. But thanks to information technology, document haystacks have ballooned out of all proportion. Now judges, litigators and clients want to bring proportionality back to

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Adobe Acrobat tips for lawyers

Originally published in Lawyers Weekly If people who share documents recognize Adobe Acrobat for anything, it’s the ability to preserve the look of their documents across different computers by converting them into portable document format (PDF) files. Since the early 1990s, when Acrobat debuted, the PDF format

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