eDiscovery Daily is Now an Education Partner of EDRM!

By : Doug Austin

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we have frequently covered announcements by EDRM that range from announcements about new practical tools (such as those here, here and here) to announcements about new partnerships (such as this one here). We love EDRM because they regularly have something interesting to announce which gives us plenty of topic ideas for this blog. Now, EDRM’s latest announcement includes eDiscovery Daily as we are now an Education partner of EDRM!

Tom O’Connor of Advanced Discovery: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is Tom O’Connor. Tom is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, Tom has been on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and has taught college level courses on legal technology. Tom's involvement with large cases led him to become familiar with dozens of various software applications for litigation support and he has both designed databases and trained legal staffs in their use on many of the cases mentioned above. This work has involved both public and private law firms of all sizes across the nation. Tom is the Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center in New Orleans and he just joined Advanced Discovery as a Senior ESI Consultant in January.

Alon Israely, Esq., CISSP of BIA: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is Alon Israely. Alon is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA) and currently leads the Strategic Partner Program at BIA. Alon has over eighteen years of experience in a variety of advanced computing-related technologies and has consulted with law firms and corporations on a variety of technology issues, including expert witness services related to computer forensics, digital evidence management and data security. Alon is an attorney and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is James D. Zinn. James is Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group. James is responsible for leading Huron Legal’s technology vision and strategy globally. He directs the practice’s software engineering, information technology, and product management teams. James is responsible for driving innovation by identifying and incubating emerging technologies and technology-driven solutions with relevance to Huron Legal. He has more than twenty years of experience developing and delivering services and solutions to clients.

Information Governance vs. Search Doesn’t Have to Be a Battle After All: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As will soon be reinforced in our upcoming thought leader interviews, one of the major focus areas at this year’s LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) was a continued emphasis on Information Governance (IG). One of our perennial interviewees, Ralph Losey, has some thoughts about the battle in the legal tech world between IG and Search and reveals that it doesn’t have to be a battle after all.

Here’s Another Resource from EDRM That You May Not Know About: eDiscovery Webinars

By : Doug Austin

If you’re like me, you get a lot of email invites to webinars for all sorts of topics. Most are free and I wish I could attend them all, but I have a day job (beyond my role as editor of eDiscoveryDaily, I’m also VP of Professional Services for CloudNine), so I don’t have a lot of free time and have to pass on most of them (including many that I’d like to attend). If that’s true for you too and the webinar that you’re missing is provided by EDRM, you might be happy to know that you can probably still view it, whenever you have time.

Announcing Fifth Annual LTNY Thought Leader Series!: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

The appearance of the dancing light bulb can only mean one thing – it’s time for another thought leader series! Over our nearly 4 1/2 years of our existence, eDiscoveryDaily has published several thought leader interviews from various thought leaders throughout the eDiscovery community, including an annual series of interviews at LegalTech New York (LTNY). For the fifth consecutive year, we’re pleased to introduce the schedule for this year’s series, which will begin next Monday, February 23.

Despite Weather and Travel Issues, Exhibitors Happy with Last Week’s LegalTech: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As we noted on Monday, for the second year in a row, weather caused significant travel delays and cancelled flights at last week’s LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY). As a result, on the last day of the show, I decided to tour the exhibit hall and ask some of the exhibitors their thoughts about this year’s show, how it compared to previous years and whether American Lawyer Media (ALM) should consider moving LTNY to a different (i.e., warmer) time of year. Here is some of their feedback.

Data Breaches are Up, But Records Breached are Down: Cybersecurity Trends

By : Doug Austin

One of the most discussed topics at last week’s LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) was cybersecurity. And, with good reason, as it seems as though every other day, there is another report of a data breach (last week, it was health insurance company Anthem with an estimated 80 million people affected). Now, 27001 Academy has prepared an informative infographic with stats regarding 2014 data breaches and an offer of a free eBook with cybersecurity best practices.

Miscellaneous Observations About LegalTech: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Did you attend LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) last week? We did, and for the fifth year in a row(!), we interviewed several industry thought leaders to get their thoughts on the significant trends for 2015. As for the show itself, here are some of my miscellaneous observations.

Thursday LTNY 2015 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As noted yesterday and Tuesday, LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. This is the last day to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 199 exhibitors providing information on their products and services. Here are some of the sessions in the main conference tracks today.

Wednesday LTNY 2015 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As noted yesterday, LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 199 exhibitors providing information on their products and services. Here are some of the sessions in the main conference tracks today.

Welcome to LegalTech New York 2015!: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Today is the start of LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) and, for the fifth year in a row, eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. Over the next three days, we will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered. Here are some highlights for today!

EDRM and ACEDS Partner Up: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

A couple of days ago, two of the most recognized organizations for promoting standards within the eDiscovery industry announced an alliance. EDRM and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) have announced a new “affinity” partnership. Among other things, that could mean savings to you if you want to be a member of both organizations.

Get a Jump on Information Governance Best Practices at LegalTech with this Boot Camp: eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Last year, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance was launched (we covered it here and here). Now, for New Yorkers and early birds to next week’s LegalTech® show, the IGI has partnered with Cardozo School of Law, in association with LegalTech New York, to bring you a one-day information governance boot camp next Monday, February 2.

Guide for Making the Most of LegalTech: eDiscovery Trends

By : Jane Gennarelli

Believe it or not, LegalTech® New York (LTNY) starts in one week. The show can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. A couple of weeks ago, Monica Bay wrote a terrific article in Law Technology News (Tips for Newbies to Survive LegalTech New York) which provides suggestions from several show veterans on how to get the most out of the show. That reminded me that Jane Gennarelli wrote a post on this blog three years ago with her own suggestions, so I’ve revisited it below. For best results, check out both articles and make your game plan from there!

DESI Wants Your Input! – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

It’s not Desi Arnaz who wants it, but the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (DESI) VI workshop, which is being held at the University of San Diego on June 8 as part of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2015).

Expanded Sources of ESI May Leave You “Fit” to be Tied – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

One of the items that I bought my wife for Christmas (which she really wanted) was an UP 24™ Fitness Tracker, which is a wristband that tracks a variety of fitness metrics, including steps taken, workouts logged and calories burned (not to mention sleep cycles) and enables you to share and compare your stats with your friends via an app on your mobile device. Another example of a similar device is a Fitbit®. Based on a recent case, these devices are just another example of new devices from which relevant ESI may be collected for discovery.

EDRM Publishes Clarification to its Model Code of Conduct – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Yesterday, we discussed an update to the Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary from The Sedona Conference®. Today, another titan of eDiscovery standards and best practices, EDRM, has an update of its own.

Sedona Conference Updates Guide for Judges Again – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

In 2011, The Sedona Conference® made a public comments version of the Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary available on the Sedona Conference website. As the Preface states, “The Resources are intended to aid State and federal judges in the management of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in civil actions for which the judges are responsible”. In 2012, the Resources guide was updated. Last month, the Resources guide was updated again and the free version is available on the Sedona Conference web site.

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Brad Jenkins

Brad Jenkins, President and CEO of CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years of experience leading customer focused companies in the litigation support arena. Brad has authored many articles on litigation support issues, and has spoken before national audiences on document management practices and solutions.

Doug Austin

Doug Austin, Professional Services Manager for CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years experience providing legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has also authored several articles on eDiscovery best practices.

Jane Gennarelli

Jane Gennarelli is a principal of Magellan’s Law Corporation and has been assisting litigators in effectively handling discovery materials for over 30 years. She authored the company’s Best Practices in a Box™ content product and assists firms in applying technology to document handling tasks. She is a known expert and often does webinars and presentations for litigation support professionals around the country. Jane can be reached by email at jane@litigationbestpractices.com.