Welcome to Module 4-B.

Part Two of Craig Ball’s Explanation of the Technology Behind e-Discovery.

Craig Ball completes his presentation of the basics of computers and ESI technology. Here are the last two videos. Be sure that you have seen the first three videos first.




SUPPLEMENTAL READING: Keep reading a few more of of the many online articles that Craig Ball has written on e-discovery and technology issues, but this time limit your reading to articles he has written in the last six months. Write yourself a memo summarizing what you learned.

EXERCISE: Unless you are a real techie, you must have learned many things from these videos and articles by Craig. Like it or not, we now all live in a binary world, a world where computers are involved in most everything you do. Try hard to understand the basics and you will be better prepared to cope. Google any of the topics he covered that you are still unclear about.

Discretionary Bonus Exercise: Search for videos and webcasts of some kind where Craig Ball has participated and prepare a summary for your future reference.

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Copyright Ralph Losey 2015


Ralph Losey is a practicing attorney who specializes in electronic discovery law. He is a principal in a U.S. law firm with over 50 offices & 800 lawyers where he supervises electronic discovery work and litigation support. Ralph has written over two million words on law and technology, including six books on electronic discovery. His latest books are "E-Discovery for Everyone" (ABA 2017) and "Perspectives on Predictive Coding" (ABA 2017) (ed. & contributor). His blog is widely read in the industry: "e-DiscoveryTeam.com." Ralph is the founder and principal author of "Electronic Discovery Best Practices" and "e-Discovery Team Training," a free online course covering all aspects of e-discovery. Ralph's sub-speciality is the search and review of electronic evidence using multimodal methods, including artificial intelligence. He also has a free online training program to teach these advanced methods - the "TAR Course." Ralph has devoted a month of his time each year since 2013 to research and test various AI-enhanced document review methods. In 2015 and 2016 Ralph and his Team participated in the TREC Total Recall Track experiments sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Ralph has been involved with computers and the law since 1978. His full biography is found at RalphLosey.com. Ralph is the proud father of two children, Eva M. Losey and Adam Colby Losey, a high-tech lawyer married to another e-discovery lawyer, Cat Jackson Losey, and, best of all, Ralph has been married since 1973 to Molly Friedman Losey, a mental health counselor and life-long friend.

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