Cullcast: Judge Mix on opaque discovery costs, predictive coding disputes and more

In a 2005 “Meet the Rainmakers” feature for Law Practice Today, US Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix, then a distinguished trial lawyer in Denver, described herself as “highly organized,” “thorough,” “efficient,” “actively interested in making a difference,” and “suffering no fools lightly.”

So when it comes to e-discovery (“slow”, “excessive,” “scattered”) and how Judge Mix handles it, there’s an oil and water thing going on. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

In this Logikcull Cullcast, Judge Mix shares secrets for keeping technology-related disputes and e-discovery obstacles from derailing cases. We also address the lack of visibility into e-discovery costs, predictive coding, attorney competence and what impact, if any, judicial emphasis on proportionality will have on litigation. Then we turn to the structural challenges facing the legal system and how they can be tackled.

The transcript of this interview is available here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Cullcast #9 – Blind Spots and Black Boxes with Kristen Mix by Logikcull on Mixcloud

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