Critical Thinking Scenario – Create a Nested Folder Structure – Part 2 [Free Resources]


SPOILER ALERT: Before reading this, you should complete the Google Form found in Critical Thinking Scenario – Create a Nested Folder Structure – Part 1. You can’t really learn how to use your critical thinking skills if you simply look at the answers first, right?  😉 Scenario: Remember, our task is to create a nested folder structure for […]

Critical Thinking Scenario – Create a Nested Folder Structure – Part 1


In this exercise, I challenge you to tap into your critical thinking skills, which are crucial to a litigation support role. In a previous article, I discussed the importance of workflow. The discussion resonated with you, as evidenced by the many shares and comments it received. So, I thought I would turn it up a notch […]

Case Study – Tracy Ayling


Name: Tracy Ayling Location: Vancouver, BC What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I spent a number of years working, learning skills and knowledge in many different sectors. I have always had a real hunger for personal growth, and I am someone who needs something to inspire me to continue […]

Case Study – Alex Fernandez


Name: Alex Fernandez Location: Washington, DC What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? Check processing center for a large bank based out of New York. How did you get the opportunity to join the litigation support community? Needed a second job, maybe a third at the time. Started on the […]

Search Query Success Tip [Free Resource]


Have you ever gotten frustrated running search queries against a database and it won’t find what you’re looking for? One reason for the lack of success could be that you are not aware of the “stop words” (also called “noise words”) in your particular database system. Over the years, I have had frustrated paralegals and attorneys […]

The Reason The Best Paralegals Are Methodical


“Stress is the negative whirlwind of emotions that gets imposed on top of our stimulation and engagement.” Andrew J. Bernstein  (See also: a paralegal job) I’m sending today’s post—a topic written upon request—out to all of the incredibly ambitious, hard-working students at Georgetown University, and one of their professors (and a dear friend of mine), […]

Case Study – Clair R. Atkins


Name: Clair R. Atkins Location: Chicago, IL What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I owned a computer services company in Atlanta. I taught computer classes (in-home and classroom), designed web sites, helped local businesses with their marketing efforts (menus, flyers, etc.), and provided hardware and software support to clients. […]

Fast Tip Friday – Search and Redact Regex Text Patterns Using Adobe Acrobat


This fast tip demonstrates how to search for custom text patterns using regular expressions and then redact the text. UPDATE: When searching for the XML file locations, you may need to unhide system files before running the search so that you can see this additional location under your user profile: C:\Users\[user profile name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\[Acrobat version]\ Preferences\Redaction\ENU. You can […]

Electronic Discovery – Deduplication


In a previous article on the topic of electronic discovery, I began the conversation about a term we use called “processing”. Now we will discuss one of the stages within the workflow of processing electronic discovery referred to as “deduplication”. Remember, the goal of processing is to get the electronic documents we collected into a format that we can easily […]

Fast Tip Friday – Search and Redact Text Patterns Using Adobe Acrobat


This fast tip demonstrates how to search for email addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers and dates within a PDF file and then redact any personal identifying information (PII). NOTE:  The Search & Remove Text function can handle a maximum of 500 PDFs at a time. In another Fast Tip Friday tutorial, I demonstrated […]