Appreciation of Significant People in My Life

Have you ever stopped to think about the significant people in your life? Do you find that you are so busy living your life, going through the daily, weekly, monthly routine of managing work and/or family expectations, that you sometimes neglect to acknowledge those significant people that have touched your heart in some way? Like many of […]

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 […]

Holy Overtime Hours

Holy Overtime Hours

One of the realities of working in litigation support is that there will come a time when a single litigation matter will literally take over your life. Hopefully it happens infrequently at your firm or organization, as in once every few years. It can be difficult to sustain this level of commitment for more than about […]

Listen Up! There is No J-E-R-K in the Word TEAM

Employee Disciplined

I get more and more irritated and bummed when I hear about another instance of “drama” within a litigation support department. It doesn’t have to be that way. The structure of litigation support teams can look like these examples: 1. The department is divided into teams within the same location. There could be a team […]

Dinner with Litigation Support Newbies

Last Friday I could just barely get through the work day. I was so excited. I was beaming all day. A few weeks earlier, I had arranged to have dinner with six of the graduates from Georgetown University’s eDiscovery/Advanced Litigation Technology/Legal Project Management program. David Carns and Kelly Holdcraft started the program in the 2011 Summer […]

My Month with a Litigation Support Newbie

Whew! It’s been a busy and wildly fulfilling couple of months. I finished up teaching another semester at Georgetown University and I enjoyed getting to know the students in my class. I’ve also been spending time with the summer intensive students. These students jam a year long program into 10 weeks of full-time classes. About […]