Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me Edna: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

One of the more interesting sessions at this week’s ACEDS conference was the session EDNA Challenge Part 2, where Tania Mabrey, Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor followed up on Craig’s original challenge from seven years ago (discussed in his paper E-Discovery for Everybody: The EDna Challenge) to conduct eDiscovery in a case on a budget of only $1,000. This time, the challenge was to do so at a cost of $5,000. While that might seem like an easier challenge, data volumes have risen dramatically, so it may be even more of a challenge than it was back then. Let's see.

EDRM Isn’t THE WORD, It’s 300 Pages of Words (Terms): eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

As I fly back home to flooded Houston after an enjoyable and successful ACEDS conference (and try to type this while the guy in front of me insists on reclining his seat), it’s worth noting that other stuff is going on too. One notable item from this week is that EDRM released (or should I say re-released) its Glossary of Terms.

Wednesday ACEDS Conference Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

The ACEDS conference concludes today after kicking off yesterday (and conducting pre-conference seminars the day before). Let’s take a look at today’s sessions.

Welcome to the ACEDS Conference!: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

The ACEDS conference informally kicked off yesterday with its pre-conference seminars and I enjoyed “talking shop” (from a blogging perspective) with Rob Robinson, Robin Thompson, Ari Kaplan and Tom O’Connor (among others). Now, that the appetizer is out of the way, let’s move on to the main course!

ACEDS Starts Today! (Sort Of): eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

As we noted in our “pre-game” look at the ACEDS conference, today is the first day of the conference! Well, tomorrow is actually the first day of the conference, but today ACEDS will be offering three pre-conference seminars that should enable attendees identify better ways to address their cybersecurity needs, learn blogging tips and tricks from experienced bloggers (including me) and prepare for the CEDS exam.



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About the Bloggers

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.