e-Discovery (OH): Litigation Support at a [Large Firm]

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e-Discovery (OH): Litigation Support at a [Large Firm]

Postby LST Radio » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:49 am

I Am The Law is the inaugural podcast produced by Law School Transparency for LST Radio.

e-Discovery (OH): Reviewing Electronic Documents for Litigation Support at a [Large Firm]



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Biglaw is changing. America's largest firms are experimenting with a variety of attorney tracks with less pay, fewer hours, and different expectations. Among the pioneers is WilmerHale, one of the largest law firms in the world. As part of the firm's larger effort to reduce overhead expenses, WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions -- located in Dayton, Ohio -- provides litigation support for WilmerHale attorneys around the country.

Nat Croumer, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the Discovery Attorney Administrative Manager for the WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions team. He's responsible for managing the firm's discovery attorneys. In this role, he oversees coaching and career development, hiring, personnel matters, budgeting and finance, and marketing of the group.

In this episode, we learn about the discovery process, as well as how Nat's team fits into the big picture at WilmerHale. Electronic document discovery, or e-Discovery, may not be sexy, but it is essential to modern civil litigation.

This episode is hosted by Debby Merritt, a law professor at Ohio State University.

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Re: e-Discovery (OH): Litigation Support at a [Large Firm]

Postby jenesaislaw » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:53 am

Not your traditional biglaw, but it's interesting to see how these firms are changing.

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Postby allen00 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:34 am

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Postby mornincounselor » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:13 am

jenesaislaw wrote:Not your traditional biglaw, but it's interesting to see how these firms are changing.


Interesting. Is there an episode on "traditional" big law?

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Postby jenesaislaw » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:50 pm

Yes, check out episode #15 and #29 http://www.lstradio.com/iatl/#episodes

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Re: e-Discovery (OH): Litigation Support at a [Large Firm]

Postby CJ. » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:00 pm

I listened to the whole episode. To call that depressing is an understatement. It really highlights the decline of the profession.

The brag that there was no "up or out policy" as a doc reviewer was surreal, as was the repeated emphasis on how much the doc reviewers and partner-track associates (at Wilmer Hale, of all places) have in common. To be stuck skimming text for highlighted words on a LED screen hour after hour (2000 a year), day after day after seven years of higher education and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt should make you question whether there is a very real and accelerating race to the bottom in this country and profession.

You aren't actually practicing law. You aren't learning any law. You aren't learning how to try a case or probate an estate. You aren't investing in yourself or learning any remotely useful skill.


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