Dealing with Government Produced Documents

So the Government just produced over 800 pages of documents in nine pdf files.  They encrypted each file.   Each file requires a password to open.  They provided a free copy of IPublish to review the documents page by page.  But you have to go through each file sequentially and can’t jump around.  You also can’t add annotations to the documents or flag key documents.

What is the best way to create a summary of the documents?

What is the best way to search the documents electronically?

What is the best IPad app for taking the documents to depositions and then using them at trial?

I don’t have the answer to the questions.  I am hoping for some suggestions.

 

 

 

Alaska Attorney Headed to Annual ABA Conference

ABA Conference on Construction Law
Clayton Walker, Jr.

PRESS RELEASE

Who:  Clayton Walker, Jr. of Alaska Law Offices, Inc., 240 E. Tudor Ste. 230, Anchorage, AK 99503  907-375-9277.

What:  The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction  Annual Meeting:  Themed: Surfing the Next Wave: The Future of Construction Law.

When April 25-27

Where:  DanaPoint, Calif.

Why:  Building the Best Construction Lawyers.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry will hold its annual meeting, entitled “Surfing the Next Wave: The Future of Construction Law and Practice,” April 25-27 in Dana Point, Calif. The event will focus on technological advances for construction projects; the future of government regulation for preference programs and workforce issues; the future of construction insurance, bonding, and construction law practice; and the globalization of construction alternative dispute resolution.

 

 

  • THE LEGAL ISSUES ARISING FROM FUTURE ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

The construction industry is finally focusing on its lack of productivity and efficiencies compared to other industries and is looking to advanced technology to change the paradigm. This session looks at the potential roles of emerging super hi-technology in construction, including robotics, modular construction, new contracting and administration techniques, and some key legal issues that may arise with the use of these new and emerging construction concepts, methods and materials.

 

  • PREFERENCE PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC PROJECTS: WILL THIS TREND CONTINUE?

This session is an opportunity to learn about future trends in federal, state and local government procurement, and particularly the expansion of programs to involve disadvantaged, small and local, disabled veteran-owned, minority-owned, and women-owned contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, to require use of U.S. and local products and services (Buy America, ARRA and state/local initiatives) to protect particular industry sectors (anti-bid shopping laws), and to provide greater access to bonding

  •  THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE AND BONDING

What is the future of construction insurance and bonding and the law that governs them? Will domestic and international underwriting standards, coverages, and policy language begin to merge? Will there continue to be coverage for construction defects? Will subcontractor default insurance continue to make inroads into the surety market and will law governing it develop? Will legislatures eliminate the statutory requirements for bonds?

 

  • THE CONSTRUCTION LAWYER’S TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

(Presented in conjunction with the ABA Law Practice Management Section)

The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct now state that a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, “including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” This session showcases both hardware and software beneficial to a construction lawyer’s practice, while both in and out of the office. These new practice management tools have the potential to enhance client service many-fold, and are likely integral to the new paradigm that is “practicing construction law” in the 21st Century.

 

  • LEGAL SERVICES ARISING FROM NEW PROCUREMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

New technologies are revolutionizing the way projects are bid, negotiated, memorialized, and managed. This session examines the legal services that will likely be spawned by future advances in procurement and back office project management, such as internet-based procurement, reverse online auctions, on-line real time simultaneous contract drafting and

 

  • FORECASTING CHANGE IN CONSTRUCTION LAW PRACTICE — IDENTIFYING THE TRENDS AND TOOLS FOR THRIVING IN A CHANGING MARKETPLACE

This session explores how the construction business is changing and where the practice of construction law is headed. Given the dramatic need for construction services in the developing world, how will this globalization of the industry impact U.S. construction lawyers? What effect will the emergence of the “non-firm” law firm, contract lawyers, and outsourcing of legal services have? How will growing pressure to control fees and costs drive law firms’ use of technology and the possible use of construction litigation funding? Future consumers of legal services will likely demand counsel with higher levels of specialization, so how can small firms and solo practice lawyers compete in a more segmented legal market?

 

  • THE FUTURE IS NOW — THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The project may be in your backyard, but the architect is from Sweden, the general contractor is owned by a Spanish conglomerate, and the steel is from China. Your local project may use the FIDIC contract forms, not AIA; and the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods, not the UCC; and the New York Convention, not the Federal Arbitration Act, may be the governing law. Dispute resolution is as likely to be under ICC, ICDR, LCIA, or UNCITRAL rules as AAA. International norms are revolutionizing construction contracting and will influence the dispute resolution process. This session will explore the impacts of globalization on the future of domestic dispute resolution.

 

For more information on the event click here:

http:://www.americanbar.org/groups/construction_industry.html.

 

For more information regarding this seminar, you can contact Mr. Walker at chwalker@q69.990.myftpupload.com or visit our website at www.aloinc.com.

Anchorage Voters: Please Vote Today

If you don’t know what’s on the ballot, the list is found here,

Anchorage Municipal Seal

If you need to know where to go look here:

Polling Places are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Election Day, April 2, 2013.

  • The State of Alaska, Division of Elections establishes all polling place locations.
  • Visit MyNeighborhood to find your polling place. Once in MyNeighborhood type in your address, then use the Political pull down menu.  A map with your polling place location, street address, and Assembly representatives will be displayed.
  • Polling Locations and Absentee In Person Locations  Click here,
  • To visit the State of Alaska Division of Elections.
  • The polling place locator number is (907)269-8683.  It will ask for either your Social Security Number or your voter number and you will be told where your polling place is located.

Property Line Disputes

 

Property Line Disputes
The subject Property in Dispute

Property Line Disputes

 

The Kaylors live in the north parcel, 4500 E 135th.  The McCarrey’s live in the south parcel, 4530 E 136th.  Between them lies a strip of land that looks like a road.  The parties agree that the strip of land is owned by the McCarreys; but, they don’t agree as to whether the McCarrey’s can exclude the Kaylor’s from their own property.

The Kaylors like to store their Alaska toys at the back of their lot so they don’t have to see their own collection of used vehicles.  Instead, they’d like to leave them in full view of the MCCarrey’s front windows and drive way.  The McCarrey’s proposed fencing the area and installing a gate to reduce the Kaylor’s access and to encourage them to store their stuff somewhere else.  The Kaylors sued to prevent the fence.

The trial court granted the injunction.  The Alaska Supreme court overruled this holding and remanded the matter back to the trial court for additional findings.  Specifically, the land grant that created the interest provided for a public right of way.  However, the parties had not addressed any evidence to the issue of whether the public right of way grant had been accepted by any governmental agency.  If it turns out that the grant was accepted as a public right of way the Kaylors can keep piling stuff up in the McCarrey’s front view.

http://www.courts.alaska.gov/ops/sp-6767.pdf