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Conrad J. Jacoby, Esq. Conrad Jacoby is the founder of efficientEDD, a consultancy focusing on the areas of electronic discovery, litigation information management, and litigation support technology. A seasoned litigator as well as a technology consultant, Mr. Jacoby writes and speaks extensively about electronic discovery issues. From February 2006 through February 2008, his "E-Discovery Update" column on LLRX.com was made possible through support from Fios, Inc., a provider of electronic discovery processing services.

E-Discovery Update: Pushing Back Against Hardcopy ESI Productions

Conrad J. Jacoby addresses how critical technology issues related to document authenticity and document-associated metadata have left fewer lawyers willing to accept e-mail messages and other electronic documents in print format. He argues that litigants choosing to produce electronically stored information in hardcopy format should be prepared to provide more complete electronic copies of their production, even when it isn’t initially requested by opposing counsel.

Subjects: Case Management, Columns, Discovery, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update: Producing Spreadsheets in Discovery 2008

In spite of great financial investment to produce these documents in a way that satisfies competing litigation needs of authenticity and full native functionality, litigants continue to disagree on a production format for these documents, according to Conrad J. Jacoby.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

E-Discovery Update: Lessons From An E-Discovery Disaster

Conrad J. Jacoby examines the recent case of Southern New England Telephone Company (“SNET”) v. Global NAPS, Inc. as an example of how stonewalling and committing perjury, especially with respect to electronic discovery matters that can be independently validated, remains a poor litigation strategy.

Subjects: Case Management, Columns, E-Discovery Update, Legal Ethics, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update: Precision, Accuracy, and Relevance

Conrad J. Jacoby discusses the challenges and ramifications inherent in an evironment where litigants have increasingly come to rely on computerized search queries rather than free-form document review to identify potentially relevant documents.

Subjects: Information Architecture, Search Engines

Conrad Jacoby’s E-Discovery Update: Attorneys, Experts, and E-Discovery Competence

Conrad J. Jacoby focuses on two recent cases that emphasize the credibility problems counsel can face in the context of e-discovery – and suggest that outside assistance may be the only way for some counsel to demonstrate that these materials are being managed in a competent and trustworthy way.

Subjects: Case Management, Digital Archives, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, KM, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Living With the Asus Eee PC

Conrad J. Jacoby who wrote this review about the Eee, on his Eee, details the strengths and weaknesses of this popular lightweight PC, including its range of software applications, overall functionality, networking and connectivity, and the rationale for keeping his laptop.

Subjects: Gadgets, Technology Trends

Conrad Jacoby’s E-Discovery Update: Minimizing E-Mail Archive Data Conversion Issues

According to Conrad J. Jacoby e-mail conversion is done without a second thought in many e-discovery projects, and the results are often satisfactory to both producing and requesting parties. However, each major e-mail archive architecture uses a fundamentally different method for storing information about e-mail messages, and sometimes some collateral damage will occur.

Subjects: Case Management, Computer Security, Conflicts, Digital Archives, Disaster Planning, Discovery, E-Discovery, Email, Email Security, Information Architecture

E-Discovery Update: Resolving Client-Vendor Disputes

Conrad Jacoby documents how recent lawsuit and countersuit between the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell and the e-discovery service provider EED provide a convenient summary of common problems that can arise when processing electronically stored information on a tight timeframe.

Subjects: E-Discovery Update

Reviewing the XO $100 Laptop

Conrad J. Jacoby provides a comprehensive review of this retro PCs composition, features and functionality as well as an user’s perspective on its performance and value to its target audience, children between the ages of six and twelve.

Subjects: Features, Gadgets
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