I was in our nations capitol last Thursday and Friday speaking at the latest Paralegal SuperConference from Estrin Legal Education. Thursday was an E-Discovery Overview session and Friday was an E-Discovery Workshop sponsored by Anacomp’s CaseLogistix in which I discussed the New Paradigm concept that Browning Marean and I spoke about in a Webinar we did for CaseLogsitix on July 9th. Both the slide show and accompanying white paper from the presentation can be downloaded at no charge from the Anacomp web site on the Litigation Support Solutions page.
And for anyone travelling to D.C. in the near future, be sure to check out the Newseum, the new Interactive Museum of the News located at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W, right across from the West Building of the National Gallery. It just opened in April and has some amazing displays, including an extensive collection of historic newspapers and magazines, some going back to colonial times, which are in hermetically sealed trays you can pull out and read.
There are several emotionally wrenching exhibits, including the largest display of portions of the original Berlin Wall outside of Germany with eight 12-foot-high concrete sections of wall overlooked by a three-story East German guard tower that loomed near Checkpoint Charlie — the only such tower on display outside Europe.
The one that literally made me stop in my tracks and well up with tears was the 9/11 Gallery with a section of the radio antenna from the North Tower in front of dozens of front pages from that awful day. I wasn’t prepared for this and apparently it hits many people the same way … boxes of kleenex are set on ledges all around the gallery.
But nothing on Katrina beyond a short film clip that only runs on a small monitor when you select it from several other choices. And doesn’t that just sum up the D.C. reaction to the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history?