Mark Lyon

eDiscovery Attorney

Category / Document Review

April 10, 2013

Handling Hot Docs

In every document review, there are certain important documents that will one day find themselves attached to a filing, blown up and used as an exhibit or endlessly picked apart in a deposition. A well-designed coding layout will provide an opportunity to easily tag and identify these documents as a priority for further review. Every so …

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April 8, 2013

Please Remember Your Passwords

As you shuttle between projects at different agencies, or even different databases at the same firm, it’s easy to lose track of  passwords.  Unfortunately, few things can hurt productivity like waiting for technical support to reset your account, as your peers will get a head start on reviewing.  For some platforms, a response to a …

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April 7, 2013

How to List Document Review on Your Resume

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Recently, I’ve helped several friends locate document review positions, with both my current company and agencies I’ve worked with in the past. Each time, I am reminded that everyone struggles with how best to list document review experience on their resume. In general, I am a fan of simplicity and reducing clutter. Where possible, it seems reasonable …

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March 17, 2013

Managing Conflicts as a Contract Attorney

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While most attorneys represent a diverse set of clients, the unique nature of document review as a contract attorney creates significant conflict concerns. Temporary attorneys frequently work for multiple agencies and firms, moving from project to project. As a full-time associate in a firm, much of the effort involved in checking for conflicts will be …

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