Data Conversion: The Service That Nobody Talks About, But Everybody Needs

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

With so many advances in automation in eDiscovery these days, it’s not uncommon to think that data just automatically moves from platform to platform with no intervention needed.  The data starts within an enterprise system, can seamlessly be transmitted into, say, a legal hold platform and then into an eDiscovery review platform.  Productions from opposing parties just load right into your review platform because they’re all the same and productions received are always consistent.  Right? Read more

Do the Math, Think Fractional

When it Comes to Timely Project Management for Discovery, Do the Math and Think Fractional

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

eDiscovery case law is rife with cautionary tales of significant mistakes in eDiscovery that were made that cost the parties dearly – sometimes even the case itself.  In this case ruling from earlier this year, counsel for the defendants made so many mistakes that the court ordered them to complete at least eight hours of CLE on electronically stored information (ESI) by the end of the year. Read more

Contracting Dis-ease: Optimizing Your Contracts Process

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

Drafting, reviewing, and managing contracts has become more complex than ever these days.  The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented numerous individuals and companies from fulfilling their contracts last year, forcing mass review of those contracts to determine what recourse contracting parties could take to address the situation.  The number of contracts affected, and the costs associated with review of those contracts was, for many companies, astronomical.  Here’s what you can do to address the contract review dilemma and ensure your processes are more streamlined. Read more

There Are No Small Parts

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

In theatre, there is a saying attributed to “the father of modern acting” Konstantin Stanislavski, where he said, “there are no small parts, only small actors.”  Just as in a theatre play where every actor contributes to the play’s success, every team member in a discovery project contributes to the success of the project in terms of your ability to accomplish the discovery objectives on time and on budget. Read more

That’s Not the Way We Do It Anymore

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

One of the biggest impediments to progress within organizations is the phrase “that’s the way we’ve always done it”.  As we discussed in this post, processes have to evolve to continue to be useful and productive.  And they have to leverage technology, as well as expertise in those processes to lead to improvement.  And that’s certainly true for the process of managing contracts. Read more

Trust the Process

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

Trust the Process, Because Processes Have to Evolve to Lead to Improvement.

We’re in the midst of the NBA basketball playoffs and the top seed in the Eastern Conference this year is the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers used to be bad – really bad. They won just ten games in an 82-game season a mere five years ago. Back then, their general manager talked about trusting the process to building a better team and one of his first draft picks, Joel Embiid, was a player that (due to injuries) didn’t even play for two seasons. Echoing their GM, Embiid encouraged fans to “trust the process”. Embiid became the player most associated with the process and even adopted “The Process” as his nickname. When he finally played, he developed into one of the best players in the NBA. Read more

The Lines Between Information Governance and Legal Hold Are Becoming Blurred – and That’s a Good Thing

By: Doug Kaminski
Chief Revenue Officer, Cobra Legal Solutions

If you’re familiar with today’s Electronic Discovery Reference model (EDRM), you know that 1) the model shows distinct lines between each of the phases and 2) the far left-side of the model actually includes a model within the EDRM model.  The Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) recently replaced a circle that simply said “Information Governance”.  So, the EDRM model now actually gives you two models in one! Read more

Definition of Team

By: Kendra Smith
VP of Legal Technology, Cobra Legal Solutions

As I sat down to write this blog – fingers ready in position on keyboard with a fresh cup of coffee at my side – I froze; I suddenly had nothing to say, nothing to talk or write about. It felt like all of the pressure to write down some great wisdom continued mounting with every blink of the cursor which sat mocking me at the top of a blank page. In the office, everyone would attest that I had something to say about, well, everything. So how was it that now I had no words?  Read more

eDiscovery Case Law Update, in re: Corker v. Wholesale, et al.

By: Omen Safavi, Esq.
Professional Services Supervising Attorney, Cobra Legal Solutions

Cases can be won or lost with the proper use of discovery. Although discovery has its roots in early law, the changing face of technology and the law itself has modified the way discovery is handled.

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Reflections on Legal Ops: A Prescription for Clearer Vision in 2020 and Beyond

Blog by Mike Russell, Lean Leader – Legal Operations, Trane Technologies

Cobra recently convened a panel of experienced legal operations professionals to provide insight to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times that have become the new normal. Indeed, this VUCA – a common military acronym for the world in which they operate – can help us decide where to expend resources to attain results in times of uncertainty.

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