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10 Steps For Preparing Your Production Population

Posted by Tracy Hallmann on Aug 1, 2017 7:58:00 AM

If there is one thing we learn in law school, it is that preparation is key. The process of production is no exception. While DISCO’s user-friendly production tool allows clients the control and transparency of generating their own productions, a production is nonetheless only as good as the population of documents within.

Each time I run a production for a client, I go through the below-outlined steps. While some steps may seem unnecessary, they take much less time than discovering problems once the production is already run, or worse, after it has been submitted to opposing counsel. The littlest steps are very often the most profitable ones in terms of discovering potential issues.

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Topics: ediscovery, tips, best practices

3 Simple Ways to QC Your Production for Errors

Posted by Michelle Anifant on Jul 18, 2017 9:22:00 AM

Producing documents is perhaps the most sensitive event in the ediscovery lifecycle.

Not only do production errors necessitate duplicate work, more importantly, errors may expose you to the risks of violating a court order or leaking sensitive information to the opposing party. Thus, throughout my 13+ years working as a sole practitioner and project manager in the legal industry, I have developed several simple yet valuable ways to QC proactively for production errors.

While this post is by no means exhaustive, it provides a good starting point around best practices and hopefully helps those of you who are new to the world of ediscovery to jump start your quality control toolset.   

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Topics: ediscovery, tips, best practices

Happy Anniversary, DISCO Help Center!

Posted by Julia Englander on Jun 10, 2016 10:17:58 AM

I would like to wish a very Happy One Year Anniversary to DISCO’s Help Center! In celebration of this anniversary, I wanted to share the great progress that has been made over the last twelve months. Here are some cool facts to show how much the Help Center has grown since being launched in June 2015.  

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Topics: ediscovery, Disco, help center, resources, tips

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