Bow Tie Law Blog Chosen as One of The ABA Journal's Blawg 100

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Bow Tie Law Blog is on ABA Journal's list of Top 100 best law blogs by lawyers, for lawyers. Bow Tie Law is written by Joshua Gilliland, Esq., Professional Development Manager at D4, LLC. D4 is a national leader in delivering end-to-end e-Discovery services.

Editors of the ABA Journal announced they have selected Bow Tie Law as one of the top 100 best law blogs by lawyers, for lawyers.

Now readers are being asked to vote on their favorites in each of the 4th Annual Blawg 100’s 12 categories. If you would like to vote for Bow Tie Law in the “Legal Tech” category, please go to If you need to register first, click on the “Legal Tech” link after you sign in. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 30, 2010.

“More lawyers than ever are blogging as evidenced by the more than 3,000 legal blogs in our online directory. And they’re writing about ever more specialized niches of the profession. That’s why this year’s edition of the Blawg 100 highlights more practice specific blogs than ever before.”

Bow Tie Law is authored by Joshua Gilliland, Esq., Professional Development Manager at D4 LLC. Mr. Gilliland, a California attorney, is a nationally known thought leader on e-Discovery. Josh has conducted over 200 continuing legal education seminars on e-Discovery, has been published in American Lawyer Magazine and has been an invited speaker at law schools.

Josh is among the vanguard to discuss the cutting edge issues in e-Discovery, including admissibility of electronically stored information, social media and text messages in litigation. Josh is an active member in the Santa Clara County Bar Association, serving on the Law Related Education Committee, Civil Practice Committee and the new e-Discovery Task Force. Josh is also the coach for the Santa Clara High School Mock Trial team.

“I am honored and humbled by everyone who voted for Bow Tie Law,” says Josh Gilliland. “I want to thank all of my readers for making Bow Tie Law part of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100.”

Josh Gilliland is based in D4’s San Jose office, where he focuses on national marketing, local business development and consults on e-Discovery issues. He also ties a mean bow tie.

About Bow Tie Law

Joshua Gilliland, Esq., is the blogger for “Bow Tie Law.” The “Bow Tie Law Blog” is dedicated to untying the knotty issues of e-Discovery, including the application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure & Federal Rules of Evidence to technology, Web 2.0, text messages, instant messages and applying traditional legal principles to 21st Century realities.

About D4, LLC

Since 1997, D4 has been providing discovery services to its clients. From forensic collections through early case assessment (ECA) to managed hosted review, D4 brings a unique approach to all of its engagements. With the aid of experienced project managers, industry experts, state of the art facilities and hardware, and best of breed technology, D4 handles end-to-end discovery services spanning the entire EDRM model.

D4's computer forensic team provides services to its clients comprising forensic collection, examination, and expert testimony. D4 also provides expert consulting and testimony services for 26(f) meet & confer conferences, litigation readiness planning, and ESI plan creation. D4 was recently awarded the "Relativity Best in Service" designation for its outstanding service and commitment to its clients.

D4 has full service locations throughout the United States in Rochester NY, Buffalo NY, Tampa FL, Lincoln NE, New York NY, and San Jose CA. D4 also maintains consulting offices in Colorado, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Michigan, and Washington DC.

About Smarter Discovery™

Smarter Discovery is about leveraging today's best technologies to one's advantage, while bringing clarity to e-Discovery cases and avoiding a deluge of irrelevant data and excessive costs. It is working with a partner who will exceed your expectations on every project and bring true expertise to the table.

About the ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 3,000 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine.

About the ABA

With approximately 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.


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