Technical Competence ‘mini’ Litmus Test (Part III)

This is the final piece in the Technical Competence ‘mini’ litmus test.  Prior to this, we focused on general questions related to technical competence and then in Part II we addressed questions related to Information Governance, Identification, Preservation and Collection.  Hopefully you have your notes from Part I and Part II as they will serve you well in identifying the … Read More

Technical Competence ‘mini’ Litmus Test (Part II)

In Part I of the Technical Competence ‘mini’ Litmus Test, we focused on general questions you could ask to gauge your firm’s current technical competence, (“eCompetence”).  Hopefully you have your notes from the draft custom syllabus that was formed by answering the questions in Part I.  If you have not read Part I, I would encourage you to do so … Read More

Technical Competence Litmus Test Part I

I have worked for attorneys for many years.  I know how hard the job is. I know how intelligent they are and I know the pride that comes with introducing yourself as a litigator.  But all that aside, no one likes to do anything that they aren’t good at.  Many attorneys and their staff have already established a solid reputation … Read More

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

We all have good intentions; I really believe that. Some of us put more pressure on ourselves than others but we all have good intentions. Some people don’t even bother with a New Year’s Resolution so they don’t set themselves up for failure and then there are those that make a resolution and go after it. I have a list … Read More


Stretching and Growing

You’ve heard the sayings “change is good” and “change leads to growth,” but when it comes down to actually making the change, it’s not easy to take that first step. I have worked as an instructor and as a manager of a team of instructors for many years. I’ve been responsible for developing associated workflows, material and documented processes to … Read More

Bottoms Up

Believe it or not, I remember working in a law firm when the internet was introduced.  We didn’t have an internet connection at every desk, only one station in the law library.  I remember feeling very special that I could be away from my desk and that I had a need to even be using it.  Then of course as … Read More

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I regret that I don’t have any artistic talent like acting, singing, or even playing an instrument.  But I DO believe it’s not too late! I still have aspirations of learning how to play the piano even if it’s just my dog sitting next to me singing along to a bad tune.  I have the benefit of living in Atlanta, … Read More

Who’s Paying Whom

I can recall being out of town for some settlement discussions a couple of weeks before a scheduled trial.  The key players to pull off a settlement were all present including the 3rd Party administrator that had the power to cut a check.  Privately, we were discussing strategy while I was in the corner working on my laptop that had … Read More

Let’s “Play Ball”

I can recall the first time I was involved in a case where the discovery was delivered on a piece of electronic storage.  Immediately, I went straight over to our IT department.  They were just as surprised and we realized that as eDiscovery began to enter our workflows that we would probably be getting to know each other more.  I … Read More