Man vs. Machine: Google Translate Jeopardizes Client Confidentiality, eDiscovery

While machine translation can and does play a significant role in reducing costs and speeding the eDiscovery process, legal professionals should be careful when using any translation service that does not specifically protect data from any use not directly authorized by the client. After careful examination and consideration, it seems that we “are not quite there yet” with respect to web-based translation technologies.

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Burden of Proof—Check Before You Reject!

A rejection letter posted on Twitter has created an online stir, not only for its embarrassing sloppiness, but for what the position is and who the employer is! The job was for an editorial assistant, and the employer is a media content company designated “one of America’s most promising companies” by Forbes! Amanda Mester, a

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Business Development: 5 Things That I Have Seen Work

All these guys who never generated a stitch of business now hawk their services as business development gurus. Does anyone actually pay for that advice? Here’s a free alternative: I’m going to reflect back on 30 years of practicing law and think about what I saw actually generate new business: What brought in business for

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Fun with HR

New HR Boss Human Resources: Distribution: ALL STAFF Tuesday Jan 3rd. Dear Staff, It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada trainers & carrying a Gucci bag we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a pay rise. If

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Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind

Since Kerry Devine, 32, and her friends began having children, she has noticed a stark difference between her female friends in Auburn, Wash., where she lives, and those in England and Cyprus, where she grew up. In the United States, they almost all stopped working outside the home, at least until their children were in

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Conquering Boredom As A Document Reviewer

I may be a contract attorney, but the currency of my trade is boredom. I specialize in the very mundane tasks that newbie attorneys hope to one day outgrow. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t actually get better. Looking through the minutiae of corporate records can make the prospect of watching grass grow appealing — at least

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Hiring an On-Line Personal Assistant

OK, sure, in retrospect, it doesn’t sound like one of my better ideas. Hiring a personal assistant based in India—a stranger in a Mumbai call center who would handle my email, appointments, travel bookings, and, I hoped, any other simple task I threw at him—seems like one of those manifestly stupid things that a well-functioning

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The Viability Of Contract Attorney Work In Big Cities

The dream of “making it” in a large city (generally personified by New York) is a cultural touchstone, an easy reference point for those looking to tell a familiar tale. And this convention holds true for the legal profession as well — Biglaw is at its biggest in New York and the majority of the

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You’ve come a long way baby-not!

If I read another article about how women are overtaking men and how little boys are falling hopelessly behind, I think I will explode. First, there was that Hanna Rosin piece in the Atlantic (“The End of Men”). Then just a few days ago, New York Times ran Cristina Hoff Sommers’s warning about how schools

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Hudson Global Announces Sale of Legal eDiscovery Business to DTI US and UK Operations Join Leading Legal Process Outsourcer and eDiscovery Provider

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hudson Global, Inc. (HSON), a leading global talent solutions company, today announced that it has completed the sale of its Legal eDiscovery business to DTI, the largest privately-held legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the U.S. providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support. DTI paid $23 million

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