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A Very Scary Halloween Poem (And Puzzle)

Daniel Pelc

Let’s face facts: litigation can be frightening. Stakes are high, moods are low, and data is big.

There are ways to manage your fears, though, and having a little fun where you can is one of them. So, in the interest of brightening your dark and dreary Halloween day, we’ve put together two treats: a scary e-discovery word search containing 13 of the scariest terms in the law, and an eerie, Poe-like poem.

Click the button below for an interactive word search, or click here to download a printable version.

A Very Scary e-Discovery Poem

Once upon a midday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,

Over an endless and tedious screen of documents and more

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping

As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my office door.

“It’s the partner,” I muttered, “tapping at my office door-

Only this and nothing more.”

Entered she, with look forlorn, a countenance dark and teary.

She did speak slow and measured, her eyes did not leave the floor.

“There is more data…” she said at first with tone foreboding.

“How much more?” I asked, reflecting on our current chore.

I knew the cost, the pain, the sweat to complete this present chore;

It would shake me to my core.

“The lot we have now, three times as much is waiting to be seen”

I thought of the attorneys toiling below, far more than a score

Is there a solution out there that will accelerate our pace?

So much data. This case will remain forever more

I will be clicking “responsive” from now forever more

This conundrum I abhor

What could we do to help us out? A solution we do need.

Our client call would be cut short, the in-house counsel sore

An AI engine, aided review, we will need an answer fast

With Relativity, we review the data faster than before

Our client will sing our praises much louder than before

This tech you will adore.

Note: Poem liberally borrowed from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”

Learn How to Face Your e-Discovery Fears


Daniel Pelc was a senior manager of industry marketing at Relativity. He is now director of client solutions and integration at NightOwl.