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.

Notice Anything Different? – eDiscovery Redesign

By : Doug Austin

Besides the fact that this is a rare Saturday post for us? If you’re an email subscriber to eDiscovery Daily, you may have noticed something different in the past few days – a new design for the blog!

What I Want for Christmas – eDiscovery Wish List

By : Doug Austin

With over 1,070 posts since September 20, 2010, we’ve had a lot to say about eDiscovery over 4+ years. However, we’ve never published a Christmas wish list of what we’d like to see happen in eDiscovery over the next year, so I thought I’d offer up some eDiscovery Christmas wishes. Let’s see if any of those come true within the next year!

“The Sheriff” is Retiring – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Over a year ago, we covered an article in The American Lawyer by Lisa Holton about five eDiscovery trailblazing judges. In a few days, one of those judges, John Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is retiring.

eDiscovery Challenges Continue for Government Attorneys – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

In April, we covered a benchmarking study of eDiscovery Practices for Government Agencies conducted by Deloitte – their seventh annual such study. You don’t have to wait a whole year for an update – their Eighth Annual Benchmarking Study of Electronic Discovery Practices for Government Agencies is available now.

New Study Sheds Light on Law Department Buying Habits – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Want to know about law department habits regarding legal spend? Then, Huron Legal has a report for you.

Where Some of Your Tax Dollars are Going, if you’re in Tennessee – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

One of the topics at the roundtable discussion after the Houston showing of The Decade of Discovery the other night was regarding Rule 37(e), preservation and sanctions. Apparently, at least in one state, the burden of preservation has become a fairly significant cost to that state.

eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do You Know Amie Dutey?

By : Doug Austin

Amie Dutey is the Discovery and Litigation Technology Manager in the Discovery Management Unit of the Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer, at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (“Nationwide”).

Houston, Hello! The Decade of Discovery Showing for One Night Only! – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

A few months ago, we told you about an intriguing documentary about eDiscovery that premiered in the New York area. Then, in October, we told you that documentary is making the rounds and may be coming to a theatre near you. Tonight, that documentary is showing in my hometown of Houston, so if you’re in the area, come check it out! It’s free, if you register!

What I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving – eDiscovery Thanks

By : Doug Austin

As a devoted blog writer and eDiscovery geek, with Thanksgiving coming this Thursday, I thought it would be a good time to talk about what I’m thankful for this holiday season from an eDiscovery standpoint. Maybe you’re thankful for some of these same things?

More Organizations Have Data Breach Plans in Place, But More Are Reporting Data Breaches – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

You cannot talk about eDiscovery these days without talking about data security and breaches. Bank of America, Home Depot and Target are just three examples of big name companies that have been hit by data breaches. A recent study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, shows that more organizations have data breach response plans and teams in place, yet more organizations are reporting at least one data breach in the past two years.

Most Big Companies Have a Big Data Program, But They’re Not Crazy about the Term “Big Data” – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Yesterday, we discussed some amazing facts about just how “BIG” that Big Data has gotten to be. Today, let’s look at what BIG companies are doing about BIG data.

Just How “BIG” is Big Data Getting? Check Out These Facts – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

If you work with information as an attorney, paralegal, litigation support professional or information technology (IT) professional, you have probably heard the term “big data” at an ever increasing rate. But, just how BIG is big data getting? Check out these facts.

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid – eDiscovery Horrors!

By : Doug Austin

Today is Halloween. Every year at this time, because (after all) we’re an eDiscovery blog, we try to “scare” you with tales of eDiscovery horrors. This is our fifth year of doing so, let’s see how we do this year. Be afraid, be very afraid!

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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.