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The Legal Mind in the Digital Age
In the midst of the electronic revolution-the greatest change since the printing press and movable type—there exists a new age of anywhere access to endless information. In the midst of this revolution, the author talks about value added by you, the lawyer.

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Local Practices for Electronic Discovery
As companies embrace electronic solutions such as cloud computing and remote archiving, key litigation documents and information—including discoverable documents—are no longer stored in steel file cabinets. This shift from paper to electronic communication and storage has transformed every step of litigation.
Creating the Criteria and the Process for Selection of E-Discovery Special Masters in Federal Court
As electronically stored information becomes more prevalent, federal judges see the need for additional help to assist the parties and the court address and resolve complex, and sometimes thorny, ESI issues. At least one district has taken action to identify and register knowledgeable and experienced lawyers with e-discovery credentials to fill the important and emerging role of e-discovery special master.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Source Code Discovery
Few areas of electronic discovery result in such an intense visceral reaction as conducting source code discovery. This unpleasant reaction has become more frequent as an increasingly diverse number of cases require discovery of computer programs and how they operate. Unfortunately, the solution is unlikely to be as simple as calling the Geek Squad.
Cloud Computing: New Discovery Challenges Await
“Cloud computing” has revolutionized business practices by allowing users to off-load overhead and expenses for IT functions while obtaining scalable and flexible computing services that do not depend on a specific location. These advantages, however, come with compromises, many of which create new challenges in the context of civil discovery.