Tag: litigation support

How To Use A Laser Pointer (and more)

SO WHAT IS A LASER POINTER? A laser pointer or laser pen is a small handheld device with a power source (usually a battery) and a laser diode emitting a very narrow coherent low-powered laser beam of visible light, intended to be used to highlight something of interest by...

A Pain In My CODEC

A colleague recently asked me:  “Do you have problems in your office with third-party video files?” I answered with a resounding:  “Yes!  They are the #1 pain in my CODEC!” Video technology has changed since I started in litigation support.  In those days it was easy.  You had a...

Why I Like Credit Card Style Flash Drives

Flash drives, thumb drives, jump drives or whatever you want to call them are now more common in our work than ever before.  Just as VHS tapes have almost disappeared from existence, flash drives are doing the same for discs.  Personally I would like nothing better than to get...

Discovery and Mac Users

I have dealt with issues lately with opposing counsel asking that I convert electronic discovery into a format for their Macs.  I won’t tell you what I REALLY said but I have always been very rigid about turning over data to opposing counsel in the way we have received it. ...

How To Compare Videos In PowerPoint

This week I was presented with an issue were my attorney wanted to compare versions of the same video.  He wanted to see if there were any differences.  You know, most of us do not have a Hollywood movie studio to use for these situations.  I pondered on this...

Relativity: How to create a saved search

Let’s be honest – Relativity can be a bear sometimes.  User friendly?  Not so much.  Useful to manage large amounts of data?  Absolutely. One of the things I have learned about Relativity that is helpful is how to create saved searches.  Saved searches are very useful when you run...

Tech Fixes In The Courtroom

One of my biggest fears is having something to go wrong in the courtroom.  I have learned that it doesn’t matter how much you practice in the office or conference that something is bound to go wrong when you set up in the courtroom.  Some times there is simply...

Working With Watermarks In PDF Files

Using watermarks in PDF files is a way to secure or identify specific set of documents.  In many instances, it ensures that the wrong documents will not end up in the wrong hands.  A watermark is text or an image that appears either in front of or behind existing document content, like...

Litigation Support Specialists (probably) Save The World

I have spent a majority of my career in the litigation technology career field.  There have been a lot of changes since I started in this very unique area of technology.  There are so many aspects to this job.  One day it is trial presentation technology.  Another day it is...

Name That CODEC

It happens pretty frequently that someone in the legal staff will encounter issues when attempting to play an audio or video file.  They will come to me asking why the file won’t play.  If they are trying to use Windows Media Player, the error message will usually be: I...