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How Smart Collaboration Can Bring Long Term Gains to Legal Teams (Guest Blogger Heidi Gardner, PhD, Harvard Law School)

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On Lawyers and Collaboration: If we’re honest, lawyers have historically been rewarded much more as individuals than as team players. They are rewarded for climbing up the pyramid in a very brutal tournament system that...more

Over 80 Percent of Hacking Related Breaches Were Related to Password Issues: Cybersecurity Trends

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I’ve referred to last year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) in several webcasts lately (including this one) and realized that this year’s report should have already come out by now. Sure enough it has,...more

The “Belt and Suspenders” Approach for Effective Communication: eDiscovery Best Practices

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Having recently experienced a potential communication issue with a client, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this topic…...more

Free Visual Guide! ESI Types Found in Microsoft Office 365

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Not so long ago, the idea of moving a company’s data to the cloud seemed a risky endeavor. But over the last two years, those fears have melted away, and there’s no better example of this than the large number of...more

[Webinar] ACEDS Webinar: eDiscovery Pitfalls and Potholes to Avoid - June 14th, 12:00pm CT

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If you’ve conducted discovery for litigation, investigations or audits, you know that “Murphy’s Law” dictates that a number of “pitfalls” and “potholes” could occur that can derail your project. These issues can add...more

[Webinar] How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms - June 28th, 10:00am PT

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Until recently, state of the art eDiscovery technology was only available to the largest law firms and corporations. Smaller firms and organizations were essentially priced out of the market and couldn’t afford the solutions...more

Are Investment Activities Slowing Down in eDiscovery?: eDiscovery Trends

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As I’ve discussed before and revisit from time to time, to get the latest list of mergers, acquisitions and investments in eDiscovery, you can go to Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery site. His site keeps a running list of...more

Few States Still Have an Ethics Opinion Regarding Lawyer Cloud Usage: eDiscovery Best Practices

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The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) web site has a great resource for those who want more information regarding a variety of technical topics, including the ethics for lawyers...more

The Heart of the Matter: Cutting E-Discovery Review Costs by Tracking Relevancy Rates (and Other Metrics)

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With different fact patterns, laws, custodians, and companies, every review is going to be unique. When outside review teams are used for a company, multiple groups are doing different things in different ways, and it's very...more

The Quiet Amendment: How E-Discovery Practitioners Benefit from Upcoming Changes to FRE Rule 902

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A year and a half ago, the world of e-discovery was abuzz with Federal Rules amendment talk. And rightly so – the changes then greatly affected the process, particularly with Reasonableness (Rule 37) and Proportionality (Rule...more

Is Pricing Transparency Finally Happening in eDiscovery?: eDiscovery Trends

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An age old issue in eDiscovery has been understanding and comparing pricing between various vendors and service providers. It’s the old “apples vs. oranges” comparison when considering pricing. A new article, which...more

Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

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This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

It’s Not the Size That Matters, It’s What You Do With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

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...We certainly have talked a lot about the impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on this blog as new challenges presented to today’s attorneys, and they are, but challenges have always existed for attorneys in...more

E-Discovery in a Galaxy Far Far Away: Information Governance in Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels

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Who knew that behind the scenes of the battle against the Galactic Empire and the Dark Side of the Force, one of the biggest weapons in the arsenal of the Rebel Alliance was e-discovery. In the more recent additions to the...more

Do We Have a Confidence “Spring” in Our Step in 2017?: eDiscovery Trends

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The results are in from the Complex Discovery Spring 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, which has just concluded and (as was the case for the 2016 Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall surveys and the 2017 Winter survey)...more

Interview with Robert Childress, CEO of The Master’s Conference: eDiscovery Trends

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As I mentioned earlier this month, The Master’s Conference is kicking off its 11th year with an event in San Francisco today. As part of our commitment to eDiscovery education, I’m delighted to be participating in the series...more

What’s Changed and What’s Next for EDRM at Duke: eDiscovery Trends

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As we’ve discussed, EDRM was recently acquired by Duke Law School’s Center for Judicial Studies. How will this new partnership change EDRM? Yesterday, EDRM and Duke Law conducted a webinar to discuss the future of EDRM at...more

Attention Paralegals: Do You Have an E-Discovery Case Management Checklist?

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Attention E-Discovery Paralegals: chances are, you don't have an e-discovery checklist. Even though e-discovery activities tend to be sequential, full of dependencies and bound by time and resource constraints, very few legal...more

[Webinar] Pitfalls and Potholes to Avoid in Your eDiscovery Projects - April 27th, 10:00am PST

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If you’ve conducted discovery for litigation, investigations or audits, you know that “Murphy’s Law” dictates that a number of “pitfalls” and “potholes” could occur that can derail your project. These issues can add...more

[Webinar] Key eDiscovery Trends and Case Law for 2017 – March 30th, 12:00pm CST

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2016 was an important year in eDiscovery. Did you catch all of the important events and developments that occurred over the course of the year? If you didn’t, here is your chance to catch up! This webcast will cover key...more

Why Legal Directors are Bringing E-Discovery In-House: 6 Tips for Successfully Adopting E-Discovery Technology

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The responsibilities of any corporate law department leader tasked with overseeing e-discovery, whether he or she carries the title of legal director or something similar, revolve around two core business objectives:...more

6,905 Billable Hours for Attorney Review May Not Be Billable if the Reviewer Isn’t Actually an Attorney: eDiscovery News

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A contract lawyer for a Pennsylvania plaintiffs’ firm clocked 6,905 hours of work on a shareholder lawsuit against former executives and directors of Sprint Corp. related to its 2005 merger with Nextel.  One problem, however:...more

March Mayhem: 5 Experts Conquer Their E-Discovery Pet Peeves

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March Madness, Spring Fever, call it what you will, but this time of year tends to bring out the more “spirited” sides of our personalities. It’s also a time when our desire for the coming of spring is often dampened by the...more

EDRM Releases New Security Questionnaire: eDiscovery Trends

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As promised when they announced the project last August, EDRM announced last week the release of a new Security Audit Questionnaire, which is designed to be a practical tool for evaluating the security capabilities of...more

Early Bird Gets the Worm - Early Case Assessment Gets the Facts

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Getting to the facts of the case as quickly as possible: this has always been the primary goal for any legal team when faced with litigation. But in the digital age, where electronic data pervades and is growing each year...more

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