Ronald S. Walters, Litigation Paralegal
I am the creator of Bates Blaster Software, Wiper Blaster Software, and Redaction Blaster Software. I have been a litigation paralegal since 1995. Like so many other litigation paralegals, I am in charge of preparing and producing large volumes of documents during the discovery phase of litigation. Technology has changed every business, including litigation support in law firms. Not so long ago document productions were mostly paper. In the mid-1990's, most firms were using cd's and dvd's to replace paper. However, the storage capacity of these two mediums is often inadequate for today's needs, so the industry has now turned to using external drives and flash drives for document productions. I quickly found out that there were no handy methods to remove sensitive data from drives that were used in the past, and I knew we had to make sure all potential data was erased, deleted, overwritten, and entirely unrecoverable if I shared a drive. I needed software that was dependable, cheap, and met my tough standards. I couldn't find such a program on the market, so I created my own software.