Monthly Archives: January 2015
The Lure of the Smoking Gun: Use Linguistics not Luck to Find Your Best Evidence, By Suzanne Smith.
“We rushed into the captain’s cabin . . . there he lay with his brains smeared over the chart of the Atlantic . . . while the chaplain stood with a smoking pistol in his hand.” Used to mean indisputable … Continue reading
I Love Words, or Why a Lawyer Needs a Linguist, by Suzanne Smith*
Why does a lawyer need a linguist? Lawyers are master wordsmiths. We spend years honing the fine art of persuasion. Rhetoric, logic, oral and written arguments. We spend the first year of law school learning how to write persuasively, how … Continue reading
eDiscovery in 2015: Predicting the Unpredictable
I’ve been mulling over my eDiscovery predictions for 2015 and I realized that they represent more of a “wish list” than anything. Suffice it to say, I feel like we have a lot of ground to cover with respect to … Continue reading
Technology and eDiscovery: State of the Union.
I rounded out 2014 by looking back over the last 15 plus years in eDiscovery, focusing on the historical context that influenced, and continues to influence, the legal profession’s alliance with the tech industry. I want to ring in 2015 … Continue reading