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Tuesday's Tip: Padded Zeros

Nov 20, 2018 3:15:34 PM | Jamie Chan

Our team of eDiscovery specialists tackle your frequently asked questions and pressing "in the trenches" legal tech topics.

Tuesday's Tip #4 - Padded Zeros:

Padded zeros or leading zeros are the zeros at the beginning of a number. By default, when you enter this kind of number into Excel, the cell will adjust to “General” formatting and the leading zeros will be dropped. This function can create an annoyance when adding zeros in front of your numbers is needed to manipulate data, whether you’re using it to sort documents or create new numbering.

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Tuesday's Tip: Native File Processing

Oct 16, 2018 4:44:21 PM | Jamie Chan

Our team of eDiscovery specialists tackle your frequently asked questions and pressing "in the trenches" legal tech topics.

Tuesday's Tip #3 - Native File Processing:

When going through document exchange protocols with your vendor, make sure to ask about native file processing. Native files provide major advantages in a production since they contain additional information like metadata, allow for text-searching, are more compact in file size, and preserve the overall integrity of data.

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Tuesday's Tip: Transposing Data

Sep 18, 2018 4:39:21 PM | Jamie Chan

Our team of eDiscovery specialists tackle your frequently asked questions and pressing "in the trenches" legal tech topics.

Tuesday's Tip #2 - Transposing Data:

Converting rows to columns (or vice versa) is called transposing and it’s a feature available in our trusty old friend, Excel. There's a little trick I find particularly useful when I need to provide a report on which fields are included in a load file, or when I need to cross-check load files received from another party against the list of agreed fields on a document exchange protocol.

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Tuesday's Tip: Load to Joy!

Aug 21, 2018 2:00:00 PM | Jamie Chan

Our team of eDiscovery specialists tackle your frequently asked questions and pressing "in the trenches" legal tech topics.

Tuesday's Tip #1 - Load Files:

To ensure a seamless and painless exchange, it’s always best to have a document exchange protocol in place or at the very least, a discussion with opposing counsel and/or your litigation support vendors regarding the format of load files.

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Reflections on Ipro Innovations 2018

May 10, 2018 3:27:56 PM | Jamie Chan

Last week, I was fortunate to attend my very first Ipro Innovations Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference spans over 2.5 days at Talking Stick Resort, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the industry – whether you are a service provider, eDiscovery engineer, legal professional, or in IT or management, there is something for everyone at this event!

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Passing the Torch - Career Strategies in eDiscovery

Dec 8, 2017 1:28:53 PM | Jamie Chan

Jamie Chan, Project Manager and Support Specialist at Commonwealth Legal, is an advocate for professional development and mentorship programs. She shares her advice on how organizations and individuals can get involved to help mitigate the talent drain on our industry.

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