On This edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek discuss the Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy with Tom O’Connor. The training consists of a week-long curriculum for those interested in becoming fluent in e-discovery through small-group discussions and interactive-learning sessions.
O’Connor is a senior consultant for Gallivan, Gallivan & O’Melia, creators of the Digital WarRoom e-discovery software. He is co-author of the book E-Discovery for Small Cases: Managing Digital Evidence and ESI. The book was noted by PRWeb as the first book to “mainstream” e-discovery for all cases. He is a frequent author and speaker on legal technology and dedicates his work to making advances in the field.
If you couldn’t make it, here’s your chance to learn about the conference: who was there, what they learned, and the plans for next year.
Thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Whelan, Manager of Legal Information at The Law Society of Upper Canada, to talk about “Rethink Open Source,” his article about document management in the April issue of Law Technology News. Later in the program, Monica talks with Tom O’Connor, director of the Gulf Coast Technology Center, about the Green Legal Matters Conference in New Orleans.
One of the most challenging problems facing litigators is how to work with the massive volume of digital documents produced during discovery. In the past, each piece of paper was stamped with a “Bates” number — to help manage exhibits. But with digital files, no “pages” and no “Bates” number! Now files may be anything from Excel spread sheets to Word files, to e-mail, to iPod downloads! What to do? Listen as Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News talks with Tom O’Connor, director of the Legal Electronic Document Institute (and a long-time member of Law Technology News’ editorial advisory board) who says it’s time to rethink how we process and review files. Hear about a simple step that controls costs, improves accuracy and could dramatically change the face of e-discovery. O’Connor also discusses this month’s Louisiana Bar Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference in New Orleans — designed to help practitioners affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Both O’Connor and LTN’s Monica Bay speak at the two-day event.