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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

E-LEGAL

DOM has blogged about the CJA panel. One of the issues that was discussed was E-discovery. 

The Feds used to turn over a few pieces of paper in a massive conspiracy trial that lasted six months, And half the lines on those pages had been blacked out. 

Now they turn over 11 disks of material which, if printed out, would fill multiple filing cabinets. And they won't turn over an index to the materials, or a list of those materials they are going to introduce. 

Which way was better?

Tuesday is the first day back after a long weekend. It would nice, while winding our way through the intricacies of the courthouse to be able to sit down and have a cup of coffee in the El Chapo Cafe. 

But it's only been closed about six months now. And you were expecting speed and efficiency? 

Who's in trial? 
Not us. For once. 

See You In Court. 


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I prefer the 11 disks without an index. At least with technology you can search for words/names/terms in the documents. Still would be painful on the eyes staring at a computer screen for that long, but technology has its advantages.

Anonymous said...

Take the 11 disks every time. Use predictive coding software and a solo practitioner will find stuff that a team of agents reading all the docs will never find. Don't settle for search terms. Go for the full discovery dump and don't complain. It's a competitive edge once you use predictive coding.

Anonymous said...

Cheaters.

Gutless cheaters.

Cowards.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Happens all the time in civil.