Note that in Relativity it's possible to find a document with a count of only one in the results after running the tally mass operation on the textual near duplicate group field. The reason why is that during an incremental population for the structural analytics set, a new document may have been added that is a near duplicate of, but larger than a previously loaded document. In this case the new document will be marked as the principal document, and the original that it is a near duplicate of will be orphaned.

Don't miss that Excel includes a feature which you can use to make worksheets very hard to find. In Visual Basic, if you go to View . . . Properties Window you will bring up options for each of the worksheets shown in the project list to the left. There is a drop down menu for the Visible field. If the very hidden option is selected . . .



. . . not only will the worksheet not be displayed with the rest of the 'tabs', but it will not be included in the list of worksheets to unhide, when you right click on a worksheet and select 'Unhide'.



Dianne Rosky of Rosky Legal Education recommends avoiding using the following compound constructions, and instead using single words which state points made in a brief more concisely. After cite checking a brief, search for the phrases listed on the left, and replace them with the words on the right. Attorneys will appreciate seeing these corrections in track changes, even if writing concisely does not come naturally to them. If they don't recall an English teacher's admonition to write succinctly, they will like getting help coming in under a court's word or page count limit.


at this/that point in time ------------------------------ now / then

in connection with ------------------------------ about / concerning

in order to ------------------------------ to

in the event that ------------------------------ if

in many instances/cases ------------------------------ often

in most instances/cases ------------------------------ usually

prior to ------------------------------ before

subsequent to ------------------------------ after

the fact that ------------------------------ that

due to the fact that ------------------------------ because

the situation where ------------------------------ where

the situation in which ------------------------------ where

the question whether ------------------------------ whether

with reference to ------------------------------ about / concerning





Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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