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Great post to the MassLawBlog! First, a great quote, followed by a daunting, yet very informative diagram of "client server architecture" [PDF]:

"The schematic displayed...is a simplified illustration of a corporate network which Microsoft provided to the Federal Rules Committee in connection with proceedings on electronic evidence. It was intended to illustrate a generic corporate computer network.

"If you are a lawyer and this seems like an alien concept that no lawyer should ever be required to understand, you’re not alone. Lets face it - like most stereotypes, the old joke that lawyers go to law school to avoid math and technology contains a large element of truth.

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"Nevertheless, every day emails and brochures arrive announcing seminars and warning that the era of electronic data discovery (EDD) has finally, truly arrived. Luddite lawyers are warned that...99% of all documents created today are in electronic form."

Hey, I think this quote might apply as well to paralegals:

"The best aspect of law school is the subordination of math." Anon

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