I occasionally like, at the end of the week, to write about things which are not directly related to e-discovery or are, at least, aimed at the lighter side. Charles Christian has saved me the trouble this week with an article which reproduces a photograph of mine taken at Legal Inc’s panel at LegalTech, which he moderated. Jolly sporting of him in the circumstances, I would say.
He also links to a page of photographs which I took at the same session in which I supplement my report on what was actually covered with what might have been said instead.
The captions will not necessarily be meaningful to all. You need to read my report on the session to understand why the whole panel might decide simultaneously to look the other way. The picture of a man apparently telling an after-dinner joke about a solicitor being unable to find documents on a CD means a little more if you know both that Hedrich v Standard Bank London involved exactly that level of technical competence and that Sanjay Bhandari of Ernst & Young’s Forensic e-Disclosure team Services considered a career as a stand-up comedian before opting for the law. The two gentlemen dominating the doorway are Brian Stuart and Tyrone Edward of E&Y.
This kind of hyperlink tennis – me pointing you to an article by Charles which refers to an article by me about him – does not mean I have run out of things to say. I just like a break every now and then, as no doubt you do.
I was in fact going to write a piece called I never see the sodding kerb till its way too late – about Bat out of Hell, MeatLoaf’s elegiac commentary on the fate of the lawyers in the Fannie Mae Litigation and Hedrich, with a side-note on Mondegreens – but that can wait.