e-Discovery can be a tricky business, and it sometimes feels like there’s no end to the curveballs and roadblocks thrown your way by big data and baffling new file types. Like many areas of the legal profession, burnout is a real risk for the hard-working professionals in this field.
That’s why, at Relativity, we’re firm believers in having a little fun now and then.
In the interest of putting some humor in your day, our team recently came up with a slew of e-discovery haikus to give voice to your frustrations—and highlight your options for smoother projects.
Nik Balepur, solutions architect, on the versatility of the cloud:
R1: the Swiss army knife
A protean tool
Danny Frank, Relativity solutions team lead, on the woes of the dreaded data dump:
Like a summer storm,
the deluge of documents
from a data dump.
Jeff Gilles, solutions architect, on the impact of information governance:
Mind what you retain.
IG will save you.
Jeff with a cautionary tale:
Black box or white box
Mind your redactions, or else
Lit support nightmares
Jeff on project setup:
Question marks rampant
What's the matter with my text?
Unicode's off. Crud.
Constantine Pappas, senior manager in Relativity solutions, on the tricky part of processing:
Processing is fun
It's the errors that plague me
Papers in the wind
Constantine on the golden ticket of email threading:
I've searched for you everywhere,
You're all that I need.
Stan Pierson, senior Relativity solutions specialist, on the value of conceptual analytics:
When I discover
Highly relevant clusters
My review time goes way down
Brendan Ryan, senior manager of partner enablement, on the importance of not going it alone:
Can be hard. Get a partner.
The "e" means expert.
Aileen Tien, Relativity solutions team lead, on every lit support guru’s biggest pain:
Canceled plans and vacations
TIFFs and natives, please
Megan Twibell, solutions specialist, on good QC protocols:
Don’t forget to conflict check
Megan with some thoughts on the current pop culture parlance around e-discovery:
e-Discovery? What's that?
Thanks Russian emails.
Sam Bock is a member of the marketing team at Relativity, and serves as editor of The Relativity Blog.