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Examining E-Discovery Statistics: The Zombie Doctrine of Self-Preservation

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If you’re here, reading an e-discovery blog article, chances are we don’t have to go through the standard argument about the importance of e-discovery: These facts roll up into some basic truths about e-discovery. At its...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO, Part Four: eDiscovery Trends

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...According to the Thomson Reuters report, ALSPs are likely to continue to expand as the complexity and specialization of legal services grows. Additionally, we can expect that even more areas of ALSP specialization will...more

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: The 60-Day Countdown to the GDPR

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Prepare for compliance with this step-by-step action plan - The final countdown to enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on. Starting on May 25, 2018, businesses that offer goods or services...more

Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trends 2018

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This is the second of the 2018 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY this year (and some afterward) to get their observations regarding trends...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO, Part Three: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...Who is actually using an ALSP? And what is the specific breakdown of these services? The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute report shows that more than half of law firms and corporations are already using ALSPs with...more

Tom O’Connor of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center: eDiscovery Trends 2018

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This is the first of the 2018 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY this year (and some afterward) to get their observations regarding trends...more

Start Where You Are: Taking Control of E-Discovery With Small Matters

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How to lower costs, reduce risks, and improve speed to information - E-discovery can be intimidating, and for good reason. The risks of getting it wrong are real, from inefficient processes and ballooning costs to...more

Have Our Robot Overlords Finally Arrived?

by Exterro, Inc. on

Have Our Robot Overlords Finally Arrived? If you look at some article titles from the past year dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) and the legal industry, you could be forgiven for thinking so....more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO, Part Two: eDiscovery Trends

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...Tom’s overview is split into four parts, so we’ll cover each part separately. We covered part one last Thursday. Here’s part two. What is an ALSP? The first consideration in understanding new generation ALSPs is to...more

Ethical Issues in Litigation Discovery: Managing Risks, Costs, and Data

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A number of judicial decisions, including those issued in the Qualcomm v. Broadcom litigation, raise questions about the appropriate roles and responsibilities of inhouse and outside counsel, and their ethical obligations to...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...One of the biggest topics of discussion at the recent Legaltech® conference in New York was Alternative Legal Service Providers or ALSPs. I was interested in the topic really because I was confused as to what the term ALSP...more

The Impact of People, Process and Technology on eDiscovery

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Are you accountable for managing the burden of discovery? Certainly you’re very familiar with juggling the costs and benefits of people, process, and technology? Are you a chief operating officer in a law firm, general...more

According to the IGI, Information Governance Continues To Gain Traction: Information Governance Trends

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Last week, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) released Volume III of their State of Information Governance Report – the third (annual) edition of the Report, which is based on “extensive” surveying of Information...more

An In-House Counsel’s Guide to eDiscovery

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Metadata, terabytes, forensic images, slack space, email archives. So when did they teach this in law school? For most in-house counsel, these are not terms even Webster knew existed when you were in law school, nor are you...more

Here’s a Conference that Can Be a SOLID Boost to Your Career: eDiscovery Best Practices

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Actually, it’s not a “conference” so much as it’s a “summit” – the Summit On Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID). SOLID is an interactive exchange of ideas by doers, innovators and disruptors in the business of law...more

The E-Discovery Digest - March 2018

The ninth edition of The E-Discovery Digest focuses on recent decisions addressing the scope and application of the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine, spoliation, and discovery responses....more

NY Appellate Court Reverses Ruling on Discovery of “Private” Facebook Posts: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Forman v. Henkin, No. 1. (N.Y. Feb. 13, 2018), the Court of Appeals of New York reinstated a trial judge’s ruling requiring the plaintiff who was disabled in a horse riding accident to turn over “private” photos to the...more

Electronic Discovery Concerns Surround Evolving Electronic Communications

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Methods of communicating electronically change rapidly. While traditional email communication is still widely used, more people are turning to text, chat, and social communications, even in the corporate world. ...more

Tending Your Garden: Why Information Governance Should be an Ongoing Process in Your Organization: eDiscovery Best Practices

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...Jim’s post below highlights the importance of a strong information governance program and how creation of a data map can be a key component to that IG program. Complying with the management requirements of personal data in...more

Evidence in the electronic age: the rise of the Sedona Canada Principles

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The world is moving from print toward electronically stored information (ESI), and the legal profession is no exception. Since ESI is discoverable, lawyers must understand the effects ESI can have on their discovery process....more

93 Percent of Legal Professionals Surveyed by Consilio Think AI Will Be Helpful to Legal: eDiscovery Trends

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...While the ultimate impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the business of law remains to be seen, legal professionals are largely positive about how it will affect the industry and their day-to-day jobs, according to a...more

10 Great Quotes in Honor of the Honorable Andrew Peck's Retirement

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Perhaps because of the nature of their position, and the requirement of laying out their reasoning in writing, judges’ words live on their rulings. While few would question that the substance of their rulings is what truly...more

Data Lockdown: How In-Place Preservation is Changing the Preservation Game

To collect or not to collect. That is the question. In discovery, parties must be proportional with what they preserve and collect – avoiding over-collection of information that is not needed, but at the same time not...more

Electronic Discovery Without Borders: Your Passport to Managing Multilanguage ESI

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Although litigators today benefit from advanced technology to research and organize their cases, the evolution of electronic data and the internationalization of business are adding new complications that require...more

Mitigate Risk in Handling eDiscovery Data Subject to the U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations

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The corporate world continues to see exponential growth in the generation of electronic data as a bi-product of business activity. Along with this growth come a number of responsibilities associated with the duty to...more

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