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Lessons In Leadership: Jessica Lockett of RICOH In Interview For #BakersDozen

A globally-aware, razor-sharp lawyer focused on bringing the very best eDisovery experience to the table for clients, Jessica Lockett speaks to the opportunity for innovation today and more to come in this field. With a keen eye on efficiency, she prides herself in honesty and being the kind of services partner that clients can rely on with confidence.

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Expert Legal Insights: Efficient Document Reviews Help Argue Costs by Jessica Lockett of RICOH

Legal expert and HPC Contributor Jessica Lockett of RICOH takes a closer look at the Ernst & Young Inc. v. Essar Global Fund Ltd et al, 2017 ONSC 4017 (CanLII) Ontario Superior Court decision regarding the recovery of eDiscovery document review costs within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). While on the surface it may look like the Court attempted to liken apples to oranges by comparing the dissimilar outsourced review costs borne by each of the Applicant (“Algoma”) and the Defendant (the “Essar Defendants”), this is not the case.

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HPC Analysis: Market Forces and Smart Leadership Shape Successful Technologies Like Mplace

Ford observed that his customers would have asked for faster horses but he saw the need – and opportunity – for the car. In modern law, it may be said that the co-founders of Mplace have a similarly bold view. The opportunity for something better, like Mplace, far outweighs the incremental changes others may suggest. Caleb and Aden are onto something – you can feel it. But even moreso, when you run the numbers, you know it. This may explain why several major customers and partners have signed on to work with them this year.

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PRESS RELEASE: Woodsford Litigation Funding To Provide International Litigation Boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC With Innovative $20m Global Portfolio Financing Facility

BREAKING: Woodsford Litigation Funding to provide international litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC with innovative $20m global portfolio financing facility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Litigation Services, LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with Litigation Consulting Firm, Blueprint Trial Consulting

Litigation Services, LLC announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with litigation consulting firm, Blueprint Trial Consulting.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Litigation Services is one of the largest litigation support providers in the United States, and has experienced revenue growth of 280% in the past 3 years. The partnership will enable Litigation Services to expand its offerings and continue its rapid growth by providing clients with Blueprint’s jury research, litigation consulting, and graphics consulting and production services.

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DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

When the story of law is written for the next decade, litigation funding will feature prominently as the broader role of finance quietly but surely redefines the legal industry. We think it’s a new defining element of what is to come and we cannot over-estimate its importance. So it is with great pleasure that we got speaking with Steven Friel, CEO of Woodsford Litigation Funding – one of the sharpest minds in legal finance today. He’s not someone to bet against – unless you like losing, of course. Clear, articulate and purposeful, he doesn’t waste words. If you’re grappling with what the future looks like, Steven’s insights are a great place to start. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen.

#BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more.

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LITIGATION RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT IS THE MORAL TO YOUR LITIGATION STORY?

Courtrooms can be interesting places. Juries are people like the rest of us – and they instinctively seek answers. If you don’t tell the story, the jury will create their own – and you may not like how that turns out. This expert article – presented in conjunction with leading consulting firm BLUEPRINT – speaks to why there are good reasons for trial attorneys to present their cases in story form.  Research has consistently shown that stories are more likely to be comprehended and recalled.  Moreover, when information is not presented in story form, people tend to reorganize the information into stories anyway.  The danger of not providing stories at trial is that jurors will create their own stories to fit the evidence and to fill any gaps which may be inconsistent with a client’s position. Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

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