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The Clinton Email Investigation: Where We Stand with 72 hours to D-Day

As the calendar races to Election Day, the long-running probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server has once again reemerged as the central non-Donald J. Trump-generated issue in the campaign. While some have questioned the timing of FBI director James Comey’s announcement that the Bureau is reopening the case (namely, his boss’s boss’s…

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5 cybersecurity tools that can protect your firm from hackers

This post was authored by Eric Pesale, a soon-to-be attorney who recently graduated from the New York Law School. Eric contributes regularly to the Logikcull blog, focusing on the legal impact of emerging technologies. He can be reached at epesale@gmail.com or on Twitter at @ericpesale.  Hacking can spell disaster for law firms of all sizes. While…

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Just because you’re using technology doesn’t mean you’re using good technology

Later this week, Logikcull will be presenting at the inaugural meeting of the San Fransisco chapter of ESI Roundtable. The mission of the grassroots organization is to provide eDiscovery training and workshops with practical content and local networking. It’s geared toward reaching legal practitioners who don’t typically have access to first-rate technology education — and we are…

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The five essential elements of a CYA cyber liability policy

This is a guest post by Brian Focht, an attorney at Stiles Byrum & Horne in Charlotte and author of the highly regarded blog, The Cyber Advocate. Brian posts about important cybersecurity issues on which lawyers and other legal professionals should be focused. He can be reached atbfocht@sbhlaw.net.  If you’ve been conscious for at least 15 consecutive minutes…

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It’s becoming harder for attorneys to dodge tech competency rules

This post was authored by Eric Pesale, a soon-to-be attorney who recently graduated from the New York Law School. Eric contributes regularly to the Logikcull blog, focusing on the legal impact of emerging technologies. He can be reached at epesale@gmail.com or on Twitter at @ericpesale.  On September 30, Florida became the 25th state to codify…

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Is your processing tool leading you down the road to malpractice?

Hypothetical question: What if the tool you were using to process documents for review was missing more than 90% of the content you were responsible for producing? Seems improbable, but just play along for the sake of argument. How would that affect the quality of your production? How would it impact your ability to conduct a “reasonable…

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Protecting client data in the age of cybercrime: Watch webinar now

Last week, Logikcull hosted a webinar on law firm data security. The program, which featured two leading cyber-law attorneys and a security expert, gave guidance for protecting client data as outside threats from cybercriminals and others continue to mount. It also addressed the professional and ethical implications of data breach, and outlined the duties attorneys…

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Does Lola v. Skadden signal the cooking of a golden goose?

It has long been common practice for law firms to hire lowly paid temporary attorneys to perform routine, low-value work like first-pass document review. Firms either hire these attorneys directly or through temp agencies to work on a project-by-project basis. Typically, these contractors will command pay of between $25 and $100 per hour, but, sometimes, will…