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Affordable Hosting Alternatives for Summation and Concordance Productions

Receiving a production from opposing counsel in TIFF (or TIF) format doesn’t have to require hefty licensing fees, increased personnel costs, or general TIFF confusion. Find out about easier, faster and cost efficient methods of hosting and reviewing large TIFF productions.

Key Points

  • What are TIFF Productions and ‘Standard’ Concordance/Summation formats
  • Accessing Native and PDF Versions of Documents
  • Hosting Alternatives, Security and Cost Considerations
  • Loadfile Validation and Loading
  • Getting the Best Search: OCR text and/or Native Extracted Text
  • Document Viewing; Issue Coding
  • Fact and Issue Mapping, Depositions, and Motion Practice

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Lexbe Review – Brett Burney Evaluates Lexbe

Brett Burney recently reviewed Lexbe’s Online eDiscovery platform in Technolawyer’s LitigationWorld. In his review, Brett highlights the affordability, ease of use, and the extensive functionality and feature set of Lexbe when compared to other cloud-based platforms. Brett’s Lexbe review can be viewed here.

From BurneyConsultants.com: Brett Burney is a featured speaker at numerous legal technology conferences including the ABA TECHSHOW, LegalTech and ILTA.

Brett is also a well-respected author on legal technology topics. You can find an extensive library of articles and columns written by Brett in LLRX.com, Law Technology News magazine, Legal Assistant Today magazine, and Law.com.

Lexbe All Set for 2014 ABA Techshow

Lexbe is excited to attend the 2014 ABA Techshow at the Chicago Hilton, March 27-29. Come by booth 509 to visit with Lexbe representatives who can give you more information about our latest updates and feature enhancements, as well as upcoming developments to our software and service offerings.

From the ABA: Technology is becoming fully integrated in the practice of law. Our legal work is now more dependent on the use of technology, in and out of the office. It helps us to practice more efficiently, serve clients more effectively, and better manage our daily lives.

As technology evolves, it can be difficult to stay informed of the latest advancements. With so many different options to choose from it can be difficult knowing what’s the most suitable to you and your practice. This is where ABA TECHSHOW can help.

The ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Conference and EXPO is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees learn about the most useful and practical technologies available. Our variety of CLE programming offers a great deal of education in just a short amount of time.

But there’s more to ABA TECHSHOW than the educational programs; attendees also get access to the EXPO Hall where legal technology vendors are eager to demonstrate their helpful products and services. Touch, Talk, and Test your way through more than 100 technology vendors.

For more information about the 2014 ABA Techshow here.

Lexbe Presenting at 27th Annual University of Texas Technology Law Conference

We are excited to announce that Lexbe will be presenting at the 27th Annual University of Texas Technology Law Conference being held May 23-24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, TX.

Gene Albert, Lexbe CEO, will be making a presentation titled Technology, Ethics, and Electronic Discovery on May 22 at 11:15 a.m.

Within the context of continuous advances in technology, Gene will discuss best practices in handling electronic discovery issues as they occur in litigation as well as pre-litigation steps a company may take to positively impact the results of future litigation. Topics discussed will include computer usage policies, records management and information governance. Additional topics include recent developments in eDiscovery law (such as predictive coding, proportionality, discovery of social media content, discovery of personal devices’ data pursuant to BYOD policy, sanctions, spoliation and obstruction); strategies for reducing unnecessary eDiscovery costs (such as early ESI identification and case assessment); and judicial approaches to manage eDiscovery in their courts (such as procedural issues, production disputes, noncooperation, noncompliance with court orders, production and privilege issues, proportionality, privilege waiver, model orders, and use of special discovery masters).

Now in its 27th year, UT Law’s Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of leading technology, licensing and M&A counsel along with experts in copyright, trademark, open source, public-private technology collaborations, and data privacy and security for two days of sophisticated and practical presentations and discussions. The program also draws a prominent audience and sponsorship from leading technology companies as well as their legal, financial and data security advisors. For more information click here

10 Best Practices: Forms of Production

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce. Watch to avoid the pitfalls of email discovery and find the critical evidence that breaks your case.

Key Points

  • Know the rules (FRCP/state/local)
  • Match your review request with your review approach
  • Know the common file deliverables in productions
  • ‘Meet and Confer’ (Rule 26) to your advantage
  • Request specific file types and metadata as needed
  • Track custodians & handle deduplication
  • Address placeholders, databases and unusual file types
  • Negotiate a comprehensive discovery order in complicated cases
  • Watch out for redactions traps
  • Increase privilege review accuracy with near dup checks

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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