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!

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.

The First 7 to 10 Days May Make or Break Your Case: eDiscovery Best Practices

By : Doug Austin

When a case is filed, several activities must be completed within a short period of time (often as soon as the first seven to ten days after filing) to enable you to assess the scope of the case, where the key electronically stored information (ESI) is located and whether to proceed with the case or attempt to settle with opposing counsel. Here are several of the key early activities that can assist in deciding whether to litigate or settle the case.

Three “C”s, Cowboys, Cannibals and Craig (Ball) – eDiscovery Best Practices

By : Doug Austin

They say that a joke is only old if you haven’t heard it before. In that vein, an article about eDiscovery is only old if you haven’t read it before. Craig Ball is currently revisiting some topics that he covered ten years ago with an updated look, making them appropriate for 1) people who weren’t working in eDiscovery ten years ago (which is probably a lot of you), 2) people who haven’t read the articles previously and 3) people who have read the articles previously, but haven’t seen his updated takes. In other words, everybody.

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.

Those Pesky Email Signatures and Disclaimers – eDiscovery Best Practices

By : Doug Austin

Are email signatures and disclaimers causing more trouble than they’re worth? According to one author, perhaps they are.

How Mature is Your Organization in Handling eDiscovery? – eDiscovery Best Practices

By : Doug Austin

A new self-assessment resource from EDRM helps you answer that question. A few days ago, EDRM announced the release of the EDRM eDiscovery Maturity Self-Assessment Test (eMSAT-1), the “first self-assessment resource to help organizations measure their eDiscovery maturity”. Find out more about it here.

Our 1,000th Post! – eDiscovery Milestones

By : Doug Austin

When we launched nearly four years ago on September 20, 2010, our goal was to be a daily resource for eDiscovery news and analysis. Now, after doing so each business day, I’m happy to announce that today is our 1,000th post on eDiscovery Daily! Check out what we've covered over 1,000 posts!

Thursday’s ILTA Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week 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 Nashville area with a number of sessions still available and over 190(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Wednesday’s ILTA Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the Nashville area with a number of sessions available and over 190(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Tuesday’s ILTA Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the Nashville area with a number of sessions available and over 190(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Once Again, It’s Time to Nominate Your Favorite Law Blog – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

It’s that time of year! If you have a favorite law blog (or “blawg”, get it?), now is the time to nominate it for recognition in the ABA Journal 8th Annual Blawg 100.

Here’s a Chance to Help Shape the Future of Information Governance – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Back on Valentine’s Day, we discussed the launching of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance. The IGI has been busy, with two of its co-chairs, Bennett B. Borden & Jason R. Baron, having written a recent report on predictive analytics for information governance. Now, the IGI is inviting you to help shape the future of information governance by participating in the IGI’s 2014 Annual Survey.

Plaintiffs Denied Motion to Depose Defendants Regarding ESI Processes Prior to Discovery Requests – eDiscovery Case Law

By : Doug Austin

In Miller v. York Risk Servs. Grp., Arizona Senior District Judge John W. Sedwick denied the plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel, requesting permission to conduct depositions in order to determine the defendant’s manner and methods used for storing and maintaining Electronically Stored Information (ESI) prior to submitting their discovery requests.

300,000 Visits on eDiscovery Daily! – eDiscovery Milestones

By : Doug Austin

While we haven’t served over 300 billion burgers like McDonald’s, we have provided something to digest each business day for over 43 months. We’re proud to announce that on Friday, eDiscovery Daily reached the 300,000 visit milestone! It took us a little over 21 months to reach 100,000 visits and just over 22 months to triple that to 300,000! When we reach key milestones, we like to take a look back at some of the recent stories we’ve covered, so, in case you missed them, here are some recent eDiscovery items of interest from the past six weeks.

Parties’ Failure to Cooperate Sparks Denial of Defendant’s Motion to Reconsider Court Ordered Discovery – eDiscovery Case Law

By : Doug Austin

In In Cactus Drilling Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., a largely contentious discovery phase was a major contributor to the decision of Oklahoma Chief District Judge Vicki Miles LaGrange regarding the defendant’s Motion to Reconsider, or Alternately, Motion for Clarification of the Court’s Order.

How Do You Dispose of “Digital Debris”? EDRM Has Answers – eDiscovery Best Practices

By : Doug Austin

In 2012, the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) released survey results indicating that nearly 70 percent of organizational information has no legal or business value and that, for most organizations, information volume doubles every 18-24 months. Now, EDRM, in collaboration with the CGOC, has released a new white paper to address growing concerns related to the amount and substance of electronic data currently created and stored.

Predictive Analytics: It’s Not Just for Review Anymore – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

One of the most frequently discussed trends in this year’s annual thought leader interviews that we conducted was the application of analytics (including predictive analytics) to Information Governance. A recent report published in the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology addresses how analytics can be used to optimize Information Governance.

Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis, LLP – eDiscovery Trends

By : Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is Ralph Losey. Ralph is an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Jackson Lewis, LLP, where he is a Shareholder and the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel. Ralph is also a prolific author of eDiscovery books and articles, the principal author and publisher of the popular e-Discovery Team® Blog, founder and owner of an online training program, e-Discovery Team Training, with attorney and technical students all over the world, founder of the new Electronic Discovery Best Practices (EDBP) lawyer-centric work flow model. Ralph is also the publisher of LegalSearchScience.com and PreSuit.com on predictive coding methods and applications.

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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.