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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.
What started as a way to backup our hard drives is moving to how we access, what feels like, everything on our computers. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will discuss the new trend of software by subscription. Instead of paying for an updated version of a new software product, companies are offering a monthly subscription which will immediately grant users access to the newest version via the cloud. Adobe and Microsoft are just two of the recent examples of vendors switching to this model. With so many lawyers and law firms using old versions of standard software, how will they react to this new system?
The second portion of the show will cover the new service Google Takeout, which provides an easy way to extract your data from online-Google apps like Google Reader, Google Circles, and more. Whether you know it or not, seems like everything is stored online nowadays. Tune in to The Kennedy Mighell Report to keep up with Internet technology and the cloud.
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Long-term disability insurance can be a complex area of insurance law for lawyers and consumers. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Tony Robinson and guest, Deborah M. Nelson, Partner at Nelson Boyd PLLC, to give us a refresher course on long-term disability insurance. Deborah discusses the difference between other types of insurance policies, the application process for disability benefits and some of the common questions individuals have when it comes to long-term disability policies, especially when it comes to the areas of traumatic brain injury and insurance litigation.
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On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams invite California Judge James Mize to discuss his first-of-its-kind idea to address the heavy congestion of divorce cases in Sacramento’s family court: The One-Day Divorce Program. This allows couples, who meet the specified requirements, to participate in an expedited divorce process that finalizes the separation in just one day. This program aims to serve couples who can’t afford a divorce lawyer. According to Judge Mize, 72% of family law litigants in California don’t have representation.
Judge Mize began his career with an undergraduate degree in psychology, followed by graduate work at the School of Social Welfare where he earned his Master of Social Work. He found his work in social issues to be a defining part of his 26 years working as an attorney, and his current work on the bench. He has served as the presiding judge of the Sacramento Superior Court and is currently the supervising judge of Sacramento’s Family Court. Judge Mize is best known for his civil reform efforts which have garnered him several honors including the California Judge Association’s Alba Witkin Humanitarian Award and Sacramento County Bar Association’s Judge of the Year Award.
Tune into to hear about the inner workings of the new one-day divorce program, who qualifies, how it’s run, and more.
In the Law Technology News June cover story, "Silicon Startups," reporter Tam Harbert describes how Stanford University's Law School has become the "vortex" for entrepreneurship in legal technology. The law school has joined forces with the University's engineering and computer science departments to create the Center for Legal Informatics laboratory — dubbed Code X. Among the results is Lex Machina, a startup offering a rich database of intellectual property litigation information that helps law firms, corporate counsel, and the government refine their trial and settlement strategies. The company just completed a second round of funding, infusing $4.8 million into its war chest. Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay welcomes attorney Roland Vogl, executive director of Code X, to discuss this exciting project on the June edition of Law Technology Now.