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10 E-Discovery Tips for Judges, by Craig Ball, Ball In Your Court Blog

I speak with a lot of judges about e-discovery and digital evidence.  I’ve taught at Federal Judicial Center programs from coast-to-coast and addressed confabs of judges in various states. Some of these presentations have turned into annual pilgrimages.  Have PowerPoint.  Will travel.

It’s a privilege to address judges because, among their own, judges are more cordial, relaxed and candid than in their courtrooms.  But, it’s also a responsibility and a challenge.  In the state systems, I can often be a judge’s first exposure to e-discovery.

Lawyers want the quick course in e-discovery.  They expect to glean ESI skills in minutes, before they glaze over with the talk of metadata and forms of production. Lawyers seek the canned checklist or scripted list of questions, and little care if they understand what the check boxes mean…

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Eleven Quotes to Motivate Change

It’s hard for most of us to embrace change. We find it easier to keep doing what we’ve always done, even when we suspect that the status quo is no longer good enough. Here, from, are 11 quotes to inspire change.

1. It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. –Charles Darwin

2. Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win. –Max McKeown

3. The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. –Kakuzo Okakaura

4. Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. –Mahatma Gandhi

5. You can’t build an adaptable organization without adaptable people–and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to. –Gary Hamel

6. People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours. –Ken Hakuta

7. Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you. –William Frederick Book

8. All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. –Bruce Lee

9. A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. –Chinese Proverb

10. The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. –Bill Clinton

11. Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating. –M.F. Ryan

It occurs to me that we all are bombarded with negative or sensationally mind-numbing information so much that it pervades our thinking.


Babies are not born with negative thinking.  Once they progress far enough to test, they are looking to the future.  Hope.  Potential.


If individuals could wipe away the negatives, the mind-numbing uninteresting . . .

They could not also ignore the potential of God’s promises to humanity, for the future:  HOPE.


this bring interesting possibility for the thinking person . . .

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