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From Federal Procedure Rules to State Bar Association Rules —Lawyers Need Tech Skills to Remain Competent

Today, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect. Based on these amendments, litigators may want to brush up on their tech skills. In fact, litigators may be...more

By 2020, 92 Percent of Everything We Do Will Be in The Cloud: eDiscovery Trends

In this case, I guess you could say that foresight is 2020… :o) Before I begin, though, I should note that: Today is the last day to participate in the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey being conducted by...more

The Light that Shone One Dim Winter Afternoon: The Story of the First E-Discovery Day Celebration

E-Discovery Day is just around the corner, and people are already gearing up for a great lineup of webcasts with speakers from across the industry, as well as live events in various cities across the US. December 1st is the...more

E-Discovery Day 2.0: eDiscovery Trends

We’ve recently celebrated Halloween, we’re about to celebrate Thanksgiving. Guess what we celebrate next? You guessed it, it’s…E-Discovery Day!* As the site for E-Discovery Day states, “[o]n December 1, 2016, thousands...more

What if your E-Discovery Process was Like Thanksgiving Dinner?

The buzz around the office this week has been about turkey, dressing, and all the fixings (and of course the days of leftovers that follow!). But the key to Thanksgiving Dinner isn’t in the consumption but in the preparation....more

The Fall Version of The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Has a Canadian Influence: eDiscovery Trends

With everything else we’ve been covering, we’ve been remiss to mention that it’s time for another round of the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey created by Rob Robinson and conducted on his terrific Complex...more

Public Comment Period Extended for Commentary on Defense of Process: eDiscovery Best Practices

As we noted a couple of months ago, The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) has issued a Public Comment Version of a new Principles and Guidelines for Developing and...more

Do Lawyers Actually Realize When They’re Using the Cloud?: eDiscovery Trends

In his LawSites blog last week, Bob Ambrogi reported on results from the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. One of the more notable statistics from the...more

According To This New Report, eDiscovery Market Expected to Nearly Triple in Five Years: eDiscovery Trends

According to a new market research report, the eDiscovery market is estimated to grow from $7.89 Billion (US) in 2016 to $22.62 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.4% from 2016 to 2021....more

The future of legal service delivery

The rise of cognitive technologies has led doomsayers to predict that the future of the legal profession will be presided over by an army of robot lawyers. Whilst it is important to recognize that the delivery of legal...more

Does Your Legal Team Measure Up? Find Out with Exterro’s 2016 In-House Legal Benchmarking Report

Benchmarking as a form of measurement began with cobblers having the shoe buyer put their foot on a bench to be measured and marked. Then the term was used by surveyors who would establish a “bench mark” on a permanent object...more

The Cowen Group 2016 eDiscovery and Litigation Support Salary Report: eDiscovery Trends

A couple of weeks ago, we covered the Robert Half 2017 Legal Salary Guide with a specific focus on litigation support and eDiscovery salaries.  This week, we’re covering results from the Tenth Annual Salary Survey from The...more

Florida Judges Say State Needs More eDiscovery Mediators: eDiscovery Trends

You’d think I lived in Florida as much as we’ve covered it lately, both good and not so good. This story, for the first state to require technology CLE for attorneys, could be true in many other states as well....more

A Half Salary Guide is a Whole Salary Guide: eDiscovery Trends

When it’s from Robert Half. Robert Half’s 2017 Legal Salary Guide (downloadable from here) once again features salary ranges for more than 100 positions in the legal field and provides some other interesting statistics, as...more

19 Tips for Fixing Troublesome Transitions Between E-Discovery Stages

In every process – from data flow to human travel – transitions are a place of difficulty. Data flowing through cables can slow or stall when it’s split through junctions and routers. If you’re traveling by air, the layover...more

Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trends

During the recent ILTACON conference (wrap-up post about the conference here), I had an opportunity to speak with several thought leaders that are involved with various educational initiatives in the eDiscovery industry,...more

You Don’t Have to Move Your Data to Manage it Effectively: Information Governance Trends

When it comes to effective records management of your organization’s data, many people think that the data has to be moved to a centralized location, such as a server or other file share, to be managed effectively. But, you...more

Becoming the Linchpin: How E-Discovery is Changing the Role of Paralegals

Often, what comes to mind when you think of the role of a paralegal are things like drafting documents, scheduling meetings, and taking notes. But that's so 20th century, and the role of paralegals is rapidly evolving, with...more

Florida Becomes First State to Require Technology CLE: eDiscovery Trends

OK, I may have taken a couple of shots at Florida last Thursday over their ballot issues in elections over the years.  However, Florida deserves credit in being the first state to require technology CLE for lawyers....more

In-House Elevated|The Time for In-house E-Discovery Is Now

It’s a data jungle out there—especially if you are sitting in the corporate counsel’s office, worrying about your organization’s growing stockpile of data in the cloud. In 2015, just 5 percent of data for discovery review was...more

Talking with Clients about E-Discovery

With the growing prevalence of e-discovery issues and cases in both state and federal courts, lawyers and firms have adapted to include specialists who handle many of the technical issues. Newer attorneys who attended law...more

Napoleonic E-Discovery: Legal Project Management is the Key to Efficient, Cost-Effective Operations

In the Information Age, Napoleon’s maxim doesn’t seem all that ground breaking, and yet, in many industries, managers still approach whatever challenges lie ahead by simply throwing resources and personnel at the problem. In...more

Why Corporate Law Departments Are Looking to the Cloud: Taking Control of E-Discovery Just Became Simpler

2016 is the year that the cloud becomes mainstream for corporations. Security fears have been allayed and the cost and accessibility advantages have brought increasing amounts of corporate data into cloud repositories and...more

IT and Legal Walk into a Bar: Why Strong Interdepartmental Relationships are a Must in E-Discovery

The E in E-Discovery requires expertise in tech as well as law, and the most successful in-house legal teams bring those disciplines together. Legal professionals become more technology savvy. IT team members begin to...more

Only 105 Days Until E-Discovery Day! It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning How You’ll Celebrate

One of the main themes that came out of Exterro's 2016 Judges Survey was that e-discovery competency was significantly lacking amongst attorneys and other e-discovery practitioners. As one attorney put it, “Litigators tend to...more

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