With about four weeks remaining in the year, let the “2014 reflections” bombardment begin! You know what I am talking about — the close of the calendar year prompts oodles of nostalgic news stories recalling the biggest...more
Where We Are Now -
On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference officially approved the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The rules are now pending before the Supreme Court, and provided...more
Ediscovery Pop Quiz!
Question: What do you get when you add the number of law schools with the number of ediscovery classes offered and then divide by the number of students who enroll in these classes?
ILTA’s 2014 “Imagine” conference is in the books, and, if you’re like me, you probably needed this week to recover. Below is my top 10 list of memorable moments in Nashville, Tennessee last week.
10: The best swag:...more
Just like in the Beatles song, the long and winding road leading to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) amendments took another turn on April 10th and 11th when the Advisory Committee considered the proposed rules package...more
How do you stop a security professional’s heart from beating?
Two words: security breach. In today’s “Internet of Everything” environment, the impact of a security breach can be felt around the world and back again…in...more
Venturing down memory lane to when I was a first year law student with a thirst for knowledge, I’m reminded of the proverbial “Aha!” moment that struck me when all the information I’d been learning about distinct areas of law...more
Big data is only going to get bigger, my friends....more
While the snow and ice could have put a serious damper on day two’s events at LTNY 2014, it soon became clear that attendees were willing to brave the elements when the first keynote of the day went ‘standing room only.’ But...more
For a new year perspective, we asked the team at Kroll Ontrack what they considered as trends to watch in eDiscovery in 2014. Here's what we heard back...more
While there is significant value in knowing the latest trends in ediscovery case law, I’m reminded of one of my favorite law school professors who always stressed that I try to see the forest for the trees. In other words,...more
2013 for ediscovery “was a very good year.” The courts’ unified message was simple (showing a renewed interest proportionality and cooperation), clear (attorneys in 2013 must know ediscovery), and even a bit provocative (see...more
What happens when seven of the smartest, most articulate ediscovery professionals come together for an hour talk about—quite frankly—whatever they want?
Just yesterday Josh Gilliland, Samir Mathur, Barry Murphy, Ralph...more
Google glass will impact ediscovery in two ways. The first is evolutionary: there is no doubt that courts will deem non-privileged, relevant electronically stored information (ESI) on these devices as a discoverable type of...more
For a legal perspective, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to tell us what, in their experience, they most often found to be missing from workplace social media policies. We knew that a roundtable of responses would make...more
Since ediscovery began, data has been collected, reviewed and produced individually, disconnected from any other ediscovery projects. Ironically, many ediscovery projects would benefit from leveraging other projects’ work and...more
Ediscovery today is in a state of chaos – teams operate on a case-by-case basis where problems multiply daily. Clearly, a transformation taking ediscovery from an art (something that is delicately handcrafted each time) to a...more
Last month I was invited by the EDRM to take part in their webinar on the Computer Assisted Review Reference Model (CARRM). I was joined by three esteemed Technology Assisted Review experts: George Socha, EDRM, Herbert...more
Recently, Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel at Kia Motors, authored an article about how he approaches comparing costs in the current chaotic ediscovery pricing landscape. Flaherty boldly asserts: “Standardizing a method...more
Cooperation, proportionality and efficiency. Oh my!
One of the first lessons we are taught as a child is how to share. Unfortunately, for decades, the opposite has been drilled into litigation professionals. Judicial...more
In today’s world of electronically stored information (“ESI”), it is increasingly costly to preserve, identify and collect data for discovery – let alone analyze, review and create a production....more
Since inception, the ediscovery market has been in a state of transformation, market evolution, constant change, or as some people think of it – legal technology chaos. On one hand, some of this chaos stems from the dynamism...more
The slow uplift in the economy has caused a bump in mergers and acquisitions not seen in a decade, but large mergers look different today than they did ten years ago. Companies now deal with vast amounts of electronic data...more
As reported first by Victor Li, a reporter at Law Technology News, the plaintiffs in Da Silva Moore are at it again—this time with a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. In their petition, the plaintiffs contend that...more
News Flash! Ediscovery is pretty fast-paced—thank goodness—lest we all end up with antiquated, unworkable rules and nothing fun to write about. Test your knowledge of the origins of ediscovery, with these fun ediscovery...more