Looking to get up to speed quickly on e-discovery issues? You may want to check out the following recently released book:
E-Discovery Plain and Simple discusses Information Technology through the different viewpoints of two national experts in this field. Allison Brecher was one of the first corporate attorneys in the United States to manage electronic discovery. As the Director of Information Management and Strategy at Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly traded Fortune 200 company, Ms. Brecher manages all electronic discovery for litigation and other matters involving MMC?s more than 50,000 employees in over 100 countries. Shawnna Childress, an Associate Director of Navigant Consulting, brings more than a decade of expertise in Information Technology as a consultant to numerous companies. Ms. Childress is also the co-founder of Women in eDiscovery, a national network of female attorneys, consultants, and technology professionals with more than 3,500 members in more than 25 chapters worldwide. Ms. Brecher and Ms. Childress were also selected to membership on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center E-Discovery Institute, a leading academic organization devoted to continuing legal education and policymaking in electronic discovery.
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New Book, eDiscovery Plain & Simple, is Helpful for Paralegals
A new book, "eDiscovery Plain & Simple", has just arrived in bookstores. Written by Shawnna Childress, Executive Director and co-Founder of Women in eDiscovery and Allison Brecher, Senior Litigation Counsel and Director of Information Management and Strategy, Marsh & McLennan...
Commoncraft: Explanations in Plain English
The Commoncraft videos are just the best. And you can use them internally under license through their website store. Here's a list of what's there right now. Definitely worth subscribing to their blog and staying updated! Social Media Six Pack *NEW* Podcasting in Plain English RSS in Plain English Wikis in Plain English Blogs in Plain English Social Networking in Plain English Social Bookmarking in Plain English CFL Lightbulbs in Plain English Photo Sharing in Plain English Twitter in Plain English Zombies in Plain English Sometimes I think everyone knows about these great resources and then I find out I should have blogged it so that there's a simple link...
"Plain view encourages violations of the Fourth Amendment"
FourthAmendment.com has this post summarizing Judge Kozinski's diatribe against the plain-view exception in a dissent from denial of rehearing en banc in United States v. Lemus: How has it come to this? There?s a simple answer: Plain view is killing...
AccessData Releases New eDiscovery Software
LINDON, Utah--March 24, 2008--Today, AccessData announced the release of AccessData® (AD) eDiscovery, designed to be the most effective, automated, in-house eDiscovery solution available...
The Harsh Spotlight of Science Coming Soon to a Vendor Near You
In email conversation with a well-known figure of the US eDiscovery world a few weeks back, I realized that we had both noticed that the eDiscovery world has a dirty little secret: there are some eDiscovery vendors out there, offering both software and services, who promise more than they can deliver...
Important eDiscovery Sanction Decision - Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. v. Cammarata
The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, one of the drafters of the ediscovery federal amendments, has written a noteworthy ediscovery decision...
Cheryl Stephens, Plain Language Legal Writing
Cheryl Stephens, of Building Rapport, the plain-language blog, is a leader in the field of plain language communication, and provides training and workshops to clients all over North America...
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Have you wondered about social networking & tagging, blogs, RSS, Google Docs, CFL light bulbs and more, but decided it wasn't worth a bunch of time trying to figure it out? Check out one of these videos by Common Craft--they are usually around 3 minutes long, using simple techniques...
Settles Book-Scanning Class Actions for $125 Million
Facing Class Action over Book Deletions
alleging phone book advertising contract fraud.
Judy Brown and publishers pay undisclosed settlement to comedians and talkshow celebrities for copyright infringement.