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When you're a corporate behemoth trying to look hip, you bring Pharrell to your corporate campus, as Apple did last April. When you're trying to look all-American, you bring in Clint Eastwood, as the GOP did for Mitt Romney's nomination. And when you're a data nerd, you bring in Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight and arguably the most famous statistician in human history.

So Silver was on hand last week when Thomson Reuters debuted its new eDiscovery product, eDiscovery Point.

If you've ever lost a file or spent hours searching for an incorrectly filed document -- and we all have -- you know that poor document management can be a major thorn in your practice's side. Not only is bad document management annoying to you, though. It wastes your staff's time and your clients' money.

Upgrading your document management system can help solve these problems. And it's not nearly as daunting (or expensive) as you might imagine. Here's how to go about it.

The list of things they don't teach you in law school is endless. Common sense? Hardly. Career planning? Nope. How to avoid massive debt? Ha! But chief among the skills you don't learn in law school is how to lawyer. If you don't take advantage of "extras" like clinical education, internships, and competitions, it's quite possible to graduate law school without the slightest idea of what working as a lawyer actually entails.

But while critics have long called for a more practice-ready legal education, some are going a step farther. Law students shouldn't just know how to file something with the county clerk, they need to know all the key competencies of lawyering in the modern day, and that includes hands-on experience with eDiscovery.

Worldwide eDiscovery Market Is Now Just Over $10 Billion

It's more clear than ever that electronic discovery is now playing a major role in the discovery process. At least in civil discovery, it looks as though the endless quest towards the paperless office continues.

How big is eDiscovery now? Well, according to the International Data Corporation, just over $10 billion worldwide.

3 Most Significant eDiscovery Cases of 2015

It has been claimed that eDiscovery now eclipses traditional discovery to the tune of 95 percent to five. At least one source claims that at least 95 percent of discovery is "borne" from a digital source. There's no denying the obvious: eDiscovery is a major part of legal practice.

Here is a quick review of the more significant eDiscovery cases of 2015.

Idaho Courts Usher in the 21st Cent., Launch Statewide E-Filing

The Idaho judiciary announced that they have begun implementation of e-filing technology that will allow residents and their lawyers to file court documents electronically at any time, from anywhere. What a relief.

The lucky company that the state has selected is Tyler Technologies, whose technology is already in use in Idaho's judicial system. The technological push is part of a campaign to streamline the otherwise creaky operations of the legal system and to make services faster and cheaper.

Does a Lawyer Have a Duty to Replace Hacked Funds?

Lawyers of the digital age already have an array of ethical dilemmas to worry about. But now there's a new ethics question: Do lawyers have a duty to replace hacked funds?

In the opinion of the North Carolina State Bar, the answer is maybe. But in reality, it just gets back to every lawyer's favorite word: "reasonable."

US Charges Hackers Who Targeted JP Morgan

Federal Prosecutors finally unsealed an indictment of criminal charges against three men who orchestrated what has been described as the "largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history." The formal indictment does not name the financial institutions directly, but a Reuters report confirms that JP Morgan Chase and ETrade were amongst the targeted companies.

The indictment alleges that three men -- two Israelis and one American -- co-conspired over the course of years to electronically hack, con, and illegally traffic goods profiting in hundreds of millions. In the words of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, "The charged crimes showcase a brave new world of hacking and profit ... This was hacking as a business model." The range and extent of their crimes is too massive to list here.

5 Tips for Hiring a Legal Tech Consultant

Don't fight the technology: master it. Or get someone who is a master to the job for you.

Small firms are depending on technology more and more to help them keep their business running smoothly. We've previously written about considering a social media dashboard to help you manage the social media accounts associated with your firm, so we're squarely in the camp that technology is your friend.

But you're lawyers Many of you might not have the necessary skills to handle a major tech crisis. And even if you did, we hope you're so busy with clients that you can hire a technology consultant instead. Here are a few suggestions for hiring the right consultant for your legal tech needs.

E-Discovery Is Not Getting Easier Anytime Soon

Mercifully, the days of discovery that involved physically transporting bulky folder boxes are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, lawyers are opting to keep electronic forms of discoverable evidence on their electronic devices. E-discovery has even been one of the main factors that cause "paperless office" predictors to hold the views they do.

But a new monster has taken its place: the problem of dealing with hoards of mountainous electronic data. Ironically, the shift away from mountainous physical discovery into bite-sized electronic chunks has only encouraged data expansion to include files that even are only remotely related to the case.