This is my off-the-cuff interview at LegalTech 2012 by the well-known Gregory P. Bufithis, the founder and CEO of Project Counsel. Most of the video is of me talking about my current favorite subject, predictive coding, but I am also asked about where to get reliable information on e-discovery. I point out that one of the greatest resources out there for in-depth information is The Sedona Conference, where, like this blog, everything is free. If you watch the whole video, you will see me hassle the fun-loving Greg at the end with my Star Wars Storm Trooper duck. Thanks to the good people at Daegis for that little LegalTech souvenir, and my condolences to Maura who got stuck with the Princess Leia duck.
Greg Bufithis and his posse of reporters are at nearly every e-discovery event in the world. For an example of their detailed coverage, take a look at Greg’s excellent report on this year’s LegalTech. You might also want to check out a new application that Greg recommends, The Mashup App. He says he used this new app at LegalTech with much success. As you can see from his report, Greg moves around a lot and really needed this app. I have not tried it out yet (been real busy lately doing what I love, as my careful readers have deduced), but hope to do mashup soon.
As a brief narrative sequel to the video, I suggest that all of my readers try to learn as much as you can about predictive coding as fast as you can. While you are at it, ask all your favorite vendors with predictive coding offerings, either now or coming soon, to bring the prices down! We need to use the best technology in every case, not just the blockbusters.
It is a great time to be in e-discovery and will get a lot better soon. We are all at the beginning of a new ground swell. The Law is learning to surf the tidal wave of new technologies, new information, and new writings. For my dear readers who understand and practice the Hacker Way, the sky is the limit to your future success. Don’t be timid. Do what you love. Love what you do.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.