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The 'Streetlight Effect' on E-Discovery

People tend to look for things in the easiest ways, which neatly explains how lawyers approach e-discovery.

, Legaltech News


In the wee hours, a beat cop sees a drunken lawyer crawling around under a streetlight searching for something. The cop asks, "What's this now?" The lawyer looks up and says, "I've lost my keys." They both search for a while, until the cop asks, "Are you sure you lost them here?" "No, I lost them in the park," the tipsy lawyer explains, "but the light's better over here."

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