Blog

  • Jarrad Smith
    LitSmart News

    NC Pro Bono Resource Center Highlights LitSmart Attorney and Volunteer Jarrad Smith

    The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center recently profiled LitSmart E-Discovery Attorney Jarrad Smith's pro bono and volunteer efforts. After Hurricane Florence, Jarrad volunteered with the NC Pro Bono Resource Center as a pro bono attorney in the New Bern FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) interviewing clients and conducting intakes. He returned to New Bern for a FEMA Appeal and Restoration Clinic where he assisted clients seeking appeals of their disaster assistance decisions. 

  • The Growing  Circuit Court Split
    Legal Updates

    Third Party Discovery Subpoenas in Arbitration: The Growing Circuit Court Split

    In traditional litigation, third party discovery subpoenas are routine and the authority of the parties or the courts to issue them is well recognized. In arbitration proceedings, however, whether you can issue such third party discovery subpoenas varies depending on the controlling law in your dispute. This article addresses the growing split in the federal circuits with respect to whether third party discovery subpoenas are allowed in arbitration proceedings.

  • Gnarly World of Native Files
    Technology Advantage

    Part Three of ESI Basics: The Gnarly World of Native Files

    This is Part Three of a continuing series on ESI basics. In this series, we cover some of the terms used most often on the tech-side of e-discovery. In Part One, we provided an overview of PSTs. You can find that article here. In Part Two, we provided a primer on data processing. You can find that article here.  Whether this is an introduction to you or a refresher, and whether you are an attorney, member of an in-house team or data analyst, this information may come in handy in your practice.

  • Chicken
    Legal Updates

    A Game of Chicken? Setting Forth a Detailed TAR Review Protocol

    Last year, in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois laid out a very detailed protocol for conducting TAR that can serve as a go-by for parties wishing to conduct TAR in their own litigation. If you are considering implementing TAR in your next review, you may want to take a look at this. 

  • Craig Cannon
    LitSmart News

    Data, Data Everywhere: Craig Cannon and His Team Attempt to Make E-Discovery More Manageable

    Kilpatrick Townsend Partner and LitSmart® E-Discovery Team Leader Craig Cannon was recently interviewed by Super Lawyers about managing the massive amounts of data now common to complex litigation. Please click here to learn about how Craig and his team make e-discovery more manageable by developing and implementing innovative solutions and fostering an environment where creativity is encouraged.

  • On Legal Teams and E-Discovery Processing
    Technology Advantage

    On Legal Teams and E-Discovery Processing

    Given that data processing is a technical activity, how involved should legal teams be in this phase of discovery? In my opinion, case teams do not need to be experts about document processing tool mechanics (that’s what WE are for!). However, in my experience, legal teams that spend the effort to develop four specific skills end up with robust document databases, efficient reviewers and happy clients. 

  • Starling Underwood
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... Senior E-Discovery Attorney Starling Underwood

    This Quarterly Spotlight focuses on Starling Underwood, a Senior E-Discovery Attorney on Kilpatrick's LitSmart E-Discovery Team. Starling joined the firm two years ago and, in addition to his heavy case load, has taken active roles in numerous pro bono and community service projects. Aside from being an excellent lawyer, he is one of the nicest, most thoughtful people you'll ever meet. Scott O'Neal was fortunate to learn more about what makes Starling such a valuable team member and leader.