December 20, 2018 Feature

I’ll Learn about E-Discovery When I’m Good and Ready (Which May Be Never)

By Brett Burney and Chelsey Lambert

How long would it take you to learn how to perform a heart transplant? E-discovery expert Craig Ball relates a story of how a renowned heart surgeon stated he could teach anyone to perform a heart transplant in a couple of hours—“it’s just plumbing.” But, he continued, “it would take me years to teach you what to do if something goes wrong.”

Save for a completely handwritten note, or some archaic scroll of information such as microfiche or an original bill of lading created on a manual typewriter from 1952, every single piece of information that you come in contact with today had its genetic birth in 1s and 0s.

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