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    2016-01-26 11:00:14
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    Technology Competence for Lawyers: An Ethical Mandate

    In its December 2014 Newsletter, the Technology Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) published “The Ethics of Technology in E-Discovery – An Introduction,” in which the authors, Julia Brickell and Peter Pizzi, explore the rules changes and ethics opinions recently issued by va...

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    2015-10-06 10:19:10
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    Amended Rule 26(d)(2) and the Meet-and-Confer: Benefits for the Early Bird?

    In an interview with Monica Bay at ILTACON 2015, Judge Andrew Peck wondered aloud whether changes to the Federal Rules, set to go into effect on December 1, will be like the proverbial tree falling in the forest – is there a sound if there’s no one there to listen?

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    2015-01-07 11:00:19
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    New Year's Resolutions: 2014 Redux for 2015 Insight.

    The legal profession is slow to change, however, and although "revolution" is unlikely in this domain, finding ways to accelerate evolution may not be. Corporate counsel, whether outside or in-house, must strive to be forward-thinking and consider ways to increase their technological competencies to better serve t...

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    2014-02-21 12:41:24
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    ESI Gaps?

    In the current round of proposed changes to the Federal Rules, the change to Rule 37e related to the standard for an adverse inference instruction has raised some interesting controversy in the legal community. Some think that a showing of negligence or gross negligence should be the standard. But in this era of ...

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    2013-12-13 12:53:51
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    eDiscovery 2014: In with the New?

    “In with the new” is sometimes slow going in the legal realm, but what would a year-end be without taking at least a brief moment to look back before moving on? 2013 may not have been one with the most seismic shifts in e-discovery, but there were some important topics and themes that will no doubt carry on th...

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    2013-10-11 13:04:20
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    Proposed Federal Rules Changes Fuel Debate

    Proposed changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the scope of discovery and the imposition of sanctions are generating increasingly heated debate in the legal community, likely to grow hotter as scheduled public hearings approach. As state courts frequently adopt the Federal Rules as their own, the c...