Electronic Discovery – Embedded Objects

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Another aspect of “processing” electronic discovery is our love/hate relationship with “embedded objects”. Okay, it really is more of a hate relationship. This is another example of technology getting in the way of practicing law. Here is the reality: The lawyer collects their client’s electronic documents so they can review them, before producing a subset […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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“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

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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. […]