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What New Attorneys Often Learn Too Late (Part 1)

Posted by Mike Wilson on May 13, 2016 4:00:00 PM

We all get into the law game for different reasons, but regardless of why we signed up, we want to be effective at what we do. Law schools don’t typically teach students how to practice or be effective counsel. Instead, those skills are learned on the job. This blog -- the first of a three-part series on what new attorneys often learn too late when starting out in the practice of law --  is about deadlines.


For months after law school I would periodically wake up in a cold sweat, heart pounding, thinking not only that I was late for class, but that I had missed most of the semester and was about to walk into an exam completely unprepared. This fit right in with the classic dream of showing up for class in underwear.

Shortly after taking the Texas bar -- the following weekend to be exact -- I started working in my first real commercial litigation job. (Some would say I literally just started working there without interviewing or being asked by anyone, but that’s another story for another time.) After being on the job for a few weeks, I started waking up in a cold sweat for reasons other than the fear of missing an exam. The stakes had been raised. Real people and real organizations were relying on my work and I would have to learn to live with the sinking perpetual feeling that I might miss a deadline.

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Topics: ediscovery, Legal Industry, Disco, Technology, legal technology, tips

Reports of human document review's death have been greatly exaggerated

Posted by Scott Upchurch on Feb 22, 2016 3:50:14 PM

Predictive Coding, or Technology Assisted Review (TAR), has been “the next big thing” in ediscovery for so long that it’s now making the jet pack industry jealous.  

Well, drop your vintage Popular Mechanics magazine because DISCO is entering this “tired” emerging TAR market in 2016, with a more formal announcement scheduled for later this quarter.

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Topics: ediscovery, Legal Industry, Technology, legal technology, discovery, technology assisted review, TAR, predictive coding

Ready for LegalTech?

Posted by Neil Etheridge on Jan 27, 2016 2:59:56 PM

LegalTech, the biggest and most important legal technology event of the year, is less than one week away.

This will be my thirteenth time at LegalTech, but my first with DISCO — and I honestly don't think I've ever been more excited.

LTNY16 is going to be BIG.
As always, there will be compelling educational sessions and keynotes, as well as plenty of opportunities to network and share best practices with like-minded folks. And, of course, the best place to get your hands on what’s new in legal technology is in the exhibitor hall.

But that’s only part of the reason for my excitement.

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Topics: ediscovery, Legal Industry, Technology, legal technology, discovery, LTNY16, LegalTech