Mark Lyon

eDiscovery Attorney

Category / Tools

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 29, 2014

TrueCrypt Security

TrueCrypt is one of the standard encryption tools used in eDiscovery to transport data – both coming from source material and in outgoing productions. It’s an incredibly easy-to-use, free, cross-platform tool that presents encrypted “containers” as drives that can be accessed on a local system. On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the TrueCrypt SourceForge page was updated …

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April 25, 2014

Logikcull – An Amazing, Self-Service eDiscovery Experience

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to test a wide variety of document review platforms. Some, like Relativity and OmniX, seem to do a great job of solving certain review challenges, particularly in large projects. Some, which I won’t name, can be frustrating no matter the type and size of project. Others focus on …

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July 22, 2013

Django for Reporting

Generating reports and logging data is a common but necessary task for all project managers. When dealing with eDiscovery, the task can quickly grow out of hand. Populations, progress, errors, deadlines, billing and all sorts of other information must be easily accessible to those managing the matter. Without the right data, you can’t work efficiently. …

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April 9, 2013

Tools: Time Tracking with Toggl


I just noticed a post from Robert Ambrogi about a tool called “Attorney Timekeeper“. Simplifying time tracking goes a long way toward ensuring accurate and complete billing.  The “Attorney Timekeeper”, however, costs $50 per month. That’s more than excessive. I long ago found Toggl. It does a wonderful job of tracking time and, in its basic …

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