It’s easy to get caught up in the fast-paced transition to paperless E-discovery review. Firms are now converting evidence into TIFF files. What’s a TIFF file? It’s just an easy way to manage and send large amounts of evidence, right? Wrong. On this episode of Digital Detectives, guest Craig Ball explains that a TIFF image turns the evidence into a small, non-searchable image. “They are not offering you the evidence in anything like the form in which they created and used the evidence.” Ball explained in a recent article, “ Instead, they propose to print everything to a kind of electronic paper, turning searchable, metadata-rich evidence into non-searchable pictures of much (but not all) of the source document.”
Ball is a certified computer forensic examiner, a court special master, and author of the Law Technology News Column and blog both titled Ball in Your Court. After years of experience practicing law and winning clients’ cases using technology in the courtroom, he is now a consultant to help courts and lawyers grapple with electronic evidence.
On this episode of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek invite Ball to discuss why you should be wary of TIFF files and all the reasons to go native in your E-Discovery file review.
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In this October edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, join returning guest, attorney Craig Ball, to talk about special masters in e-discovery. Craig describes how an ESI special master gets involved in a case, what a special master does to fix broken discovery efforts and how to select an ESI special master.
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Are you guilty of making big mistakes when it comes to e-discovery searches? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome guest Attorney Craig Ball, one of the country’s leading computer forensics technologists, to share his insights on brainless blunders in e-discovery searches. Craig also talks about recall and precision as mortal enemies, data volume rather than data quality and tips on looking at data as data rather than as documents.
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In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes back Austin-based attorney and e-discovery columnist Craig Ball, author of the Law Technology News’ column, “Ball in Your Court”. Monica and Craig discuss recent e-discovery cases and developments, including Facebook’s decision to create a “one-button” tool to collect user data on its social media site.
Knowledge of eDiscovery is vital to today’s legal profession. On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome computer forensics technologist, Craig D. Ball, to talk about how some courts view computer forensics analysis as simply searching on a list of terms, avoiding waste in eDiscovery and the challenges of effective keyword searching.
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Is it time to start treating certain e-discovery tasks as “taxable costs,” to be paid for at the conclusion of litigation by the prevailing party? On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Austin-based attorney and special master, Craig Ball, author of Law Technology News’ monthly e-discovery column, Ball in Your Court , to discuss whether some EDD tasks should be treated like photocopying. Don’t miss this lively discussion!
Crystal Ball: Craig Ball’s 2009 E-Discovery Predictions: Craig Ball, an Austin-based attorney and forensics consultant, joins Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief Monica Bay for a lively discussion about what’s ahead in electronic data discovery. Will it be a year of assimilation rather than innovation? Will lawyers stop shaking their fists and start embracing e-discovery? MP3
Part 2: Brain Drain: What happens when your ex-employee walks out with crucial, proprietary company data, and joins your biggest competitor? Craig Ball, Law Technology News’ e-discovery columnist and editor Monica Bay discuss What should you do – and not do – to protect your interests, and information. MP3
Part 3: Grimm Prognosis: Are lawyers qualified to craft key words for searching discovery documents? That’s one of the most important questions addressed in a landmark 2008 case, Victor Stanley Inc. v. Creative Pipe Inc. Craig Ball, Law Technology News’ e-discovery columnist and editor Monica Bay discuss why Judge Grimm is hailed for his insightful rulings in the case, and how his opinion is helping shape trends in e-discovery. MP3
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Join Law Technology Now host and Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay, with six experts, who presented at LegalTech West Coast 2008, as part of the “FutureTech” track. The panel featured six industry leaders who each looked forward to the changing world of our legal technology community. From e-discovery to leadership, each expert shared his or her vision of what’s in our FutureTech and now you can listen to each in six separate podcasts sponsored by BlueArc right here!
Peter Hsiao, Head, Land Use & Environmental Law Group, Morrison & Foerster: CleanTech — Firms are beginning to embrace “green” practices and strategies that will help us all better serve our clients and our communities. MP3
Law Technology News’ editor Monica Bay and LTN’s award winning e-discovery columnist, Craig Ball, discuss this year’s key trends in litigation, live from the 27th Annual LegalTech New York. They’ll discuss the challenges that face law firms and law departments as they deal with new federal EDD rules; demands for cost containment from their clients; and the perils of international disputes. And special guest Henry Dicker, Managing Director of LegalTech, will brainstorm with Monica and Craig about how attendees can avoid getting overwhelmed — and take full advantage of the educational programs and vendor demonstrations during LegalTech New York and Los Angeles.
Most recently, some major companies have found themselves being investigated by authorities and many of them are discovering that they are losing the battle on how they handle their emails and important corporate documents. In this show, we will be discussing the recent issues plaguing companies and firms, the power of e-discovery, the world of limitless legal technology and the revised FRCP. Co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome e-discovery experts, Attorney Thomas I. Barnett, Special Counsel for Sullivan & Cromwell, Michele C.S. Lange, staff attorney in the Electronic Evidence Services group at KrollOntrack Inc. and Attorney Craig Ball, writer for the Law Technology News’ column, “Ball in your Court.” Don’t miss it.