Fast Tip Friday – Convert Doc Number List to Searchable Bates Numbers

Convert Doc Number List to Searchable Bates Numbers

This is an adaptation of an article posted on the Excel Esquire site. This scenario happens often in the middle of a litigation matter. Attorneys will make a list of relevant document numbers and only include the part of the number that is different. But in order for a paralegal or litigation support professional to […]

LitSuppGuru is 4 Years Old


I celebrated my birthday a few days ago. Four years ago, I launched on my birthday. When I reflect back on the past four years, I am proud of the impact this site has had on so many individuals. I have met some wonderful people that I would not have met otherwise. I have […]

Case Study – Sean O’Shea


Name: Sean O’Shea Location: New York, NY What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I temped for law firms in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco from 1996 to 1998, mainly coding documents the old fashioned way. This was my first exposure to the legal world, working on cases with […]

How Data In The Cloud Will Affect eDiscovery

How Data In The Cloud Will Affect eDiscovery

Cloud computing is taking off at a meteoric rate. More businesses are moving to services such as Microsoft 365, Google for Work, or Dropbox to store their business documents and email. Cloud computing offers security, redundancy, and ease-of-use that few internal IT departments can match – all at a lower price point. No wonder the […]

Case Study – Jon Canty


Name: Jon Canty Location: Washington, DC What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I was doing desktop support to pay for school. It was a win95/98 environment when I started so there was much suffering for both users and administrators. How did you get the opportunity to join the litigation […]

Preparing to Begin a New Document Review

Document Review - Prepare
This entry is Item 1 of 1 in the series Document Review

You have collected, culled, categorized, analyzed and still have thousands and thousands of documents left to review. The document review attorneys are ready and all that needs to be done is to determine relevance, privilege and confidentiality. Below we will discuss how to make certain you have prepared the review instructions and given the reviewers […]

My Lit Support Mate, Matthew


Two people. Both have worked in litigation support for many years. They live about 9,800 miles apart. They have a 14 hour time difference between them. They met online. No, not on one of those dating sites — they met because of this Litigation Support Guru site. One of the most wonderful things about starting this site […]

Tips for an Effective Custodian Interview


A case comes across your desk, your mind immediately jumps to what are the key issues and keywords that will help you identify responsive documents. In reality it’s not you who possesses the clues needed to locate this relevant information, it’s the custodians involved in the case. Interviews with these custodians should be the first […]