Mark Lyon

eDiscovery Attorney

Archive / 2016

July 14, 2016

Burndown Charts for Document Review

Accurately predicting the status and expected completion of a document population is no easy task. Communicating the results clearly is also often a challenge. Fortunately, there are tools available to help with this task. One of the most helpful is a simple burndown chart, showing the outstanding work versus time. To make generating and tracking projections …

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May 22, 2016

Refinancing Student Loans

Piggy Bank by Fabian Blank, via Unsplash -

Most people who went through law school in recent years are saddled with significant debt. If you’re not, be thankful. If you are, it’s often difficult to discuss how best to handle addressing this massive debt, particularly if making payments is difficult due to sporadic employment or low pay. Even with full time jobs along the …

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February 24, 2016

The Basics of eDiscovery

The team at Exterro has assembled an incredibly helpful group of resources with their “Basics of E-Discovery” website.  They’ve broken the entire process into several chapters and even included a helpful list of external resources (including my site) for additional learning. Each day, numerous attorneys find themselves facing new challenges as they work to address eDiscovery …

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February 23, 2016

How Contract Attorneys Should Approach Downtime

Lake Louise, Canada by Roberto Nickson

Because of the project-based nature of the work, contract attorneys must constantly consider the potential for downtime, both planned and unplanned. In the eDiscovery context, for example, preliminary searches may set expectations for a large, long-term project but skillful negotiation and adjustment of search terms (or the use of analytics), entire populations can disappear overnight. Suddenly, a …

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