Regarding Dan Botchman

As some of you may already know, attorney Dan Botchman was terminated from the Omagawd firm, with cause, for his role in a major client data breach. While that hiccup did land yours truly on the front page of a prestigious national publication — my Times interview last week, thank you very much, was our first major press hit since the World Telegram profile highlighting the firm’s pro bono work in the Second Red Scare — it also landed Marsha, Roger and I in some unexpected hot water with the client, the vendor Dan had chosen, and several trial judges in New York, northern New Jersey and District Court of Guam. All over a little bit of misplaced discovery. Who knew!

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Taking Pride in Doing Things the Old Fashioned Way

These days, there’s a lot of talk about the legal community needing to innovate, to modernize legal practice for a new technological age. You can barely open an issue of “Litigation Aficionado” magazine without reading coverage on how technology will change the law. The articles are right, of course. But lawyers change slowly, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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5 Reliable Shredders for Safe Client Record Disposal

Whether you’re practicing in the wide open prairies of eastern Kansas or in a cramped office in Midtown Manhattan, there are only so many file cabinets a law office can hold. Sooner or later, those cabinets will overflow, your banker boxes will burst, your accordion folders will explode.

That means it’s time to unload some old client records.

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Top 3 Tricks for Designing an Impressive CD Label

Today we wrapped up the first phase of a major document production and boy was it a treat! Instead of leaving the final stages of production up to the summer interns, this time I decided to oversee the process all the way to completion. That meant popping the CD-ROMs into my tangerine iMac and burning the docs to disc myself. Man, it took me back!

The nostalgia alone was enough to forego all those billable hours while waiting for the CDs.

As the CD-R was humming, I had plenty of time to think about why we’re doing E-Discovery productions the way we are. Particularly, why do we use the CD labels we use?

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