Discussions about metadata used to be very common in law office management and technology circles. You do not hear as much about that topic today, primarily because Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect have built-in metadata scrubbers. But, as with other Donna Paynetechnology-based developments there are often new challenges and now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of metadata. We asked Donna Payne, who is widely regarded as an expert on metadata, to be the guest on our Digital Edge podcast. The topic is Metadata Management and Daily Best Practices. Donna shared many great tips, including her checklist of the most common metadata mistakes that lawyers make and some daily best practices that lawyers can implement to help protect their data. Her firm produces and sells Metadata Assistant, a very well-regarded tool. But her podcast appearance was far from a sales pitch as she outlined many ways lawyers who do not have such a tool can manage metadata risks.