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Tom O'Connor

Tom O’Conner is an attorney, educator, and well respected electronic evidence expert. He has also written three books on legal technology and worked as a consultant or expert on computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging, front page cases in the U.S.

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ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY FOR THE REST OF US - eDiscovery Checklist

on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments |
CHAPTER 4: THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
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Electronic Discovery for the Rest of Us - The Rules

on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Best Practices Requirements Trends
Chapter 2: Rule Changes
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Electronic Discovery for the Rest of Us: The Early Years

on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Best Practices Trends
 
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Electronic Discovery for the Rest of Us - Cooperation

on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Best Practices Pricing Requirements
CHAPTER 3: COOPERATION  During the same time period that the original changes to the FRCP were being implemented, some complimentary efforts were being undertaken by the Sedona Conference (hereinafter Sedona), a nonpartisan law and policy think tank. Sedona published the first edition of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production in 2004 and the document became influential in the eventual recommendations of the FRCP advisory committee. The second amended version of The Sedona Principles was released in July of 2007 and a third edition was released in 2018, then updated in 2019.
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Legal AI Misses the Bullseye

on Mon, Aug 16, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Trends Features
Digital WarRoom created and updates GIST, a TAR 2.0 coding tool, often characterized as an AI tool. In the last five years, Digital WarRoom customers have primarily used GIST as a document review prioritization tool. In this article, Tom O'Connor, our favorite critic, debunks heavy reliance on tools that claim to have AI, noting that legal strategy must necessarily rely on attorney intelligence (AI).
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Electronic Discovery for the Rest of Us: Intro

on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments |
In 2010, noted e-discovery consultant Craig Ball wrote a fascinating article in Law Technology News entitled "E-Discovery for Everybody." That column came to be known as the "Edna Challenge" because in it, Craig posited a solo practitioner named Edna with an e-discovery budget of $1,000 and asked how she could possibly perform any e-discovery on that amount.
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Are Hyperlinks the same as Attachments? Judge Parker opinion Nichols v. Noom

on Fri, May 21, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments |
WHEN IS AN ATTACHMENT NOT AN ATTACHMENT? WHEN IT’S A HYPERLINK 
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Exchange Protocol Checklist

on Mon, May 03, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments |
THE RULES  Your first consideration needs to be, what do the rules require?
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ABA Tech Show 2021: First Time Online

on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments |
I always like to wait a few days before I review a big tech conference to let the impact settle in. And not just for me but for attendees and exhibitors as well. That said, here’s my thoughts on the ABA Techshow 2021
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Last Mango In Paris: COVID-19 Effect On eDiscovery

on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | Trends Conferences
A week ago at this time, I thought I would spend today flying to Gainesville Florida to speak at the 8th Annual University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery Conference. But on Wed March 11th, the Florida University system ordered all of their schools to shut down and by Friday the 13th Professor Bill Hamilton, University of Florida Levin College of Law Skills Professor and Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Information Retrieval at the law school, who leads the conference, was forced to send the following email to all the faculty:
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