What is the Value of Records and Information Management?

AIIM

Think about technology like email, personal computers, the web, smart phones, social media, etc. And if the users haven’t been trained, or were trained maybe 30 minutes one time several years ago after a very expensive lesson in information management courtesy of an e?discovery

Tuesday’s Relativity Fest 2019 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

The EDRM has been a household name in the e-discovery and legal technology industry for 15 years. Join this lively and interactive session for a discussion about evolving standards and workflows in e-discovery and how they might be incorporated into a revised EDRM. e-Discovery Disasters and How to Avoid Them: Don’t Let This Happen to You. 11:10 AM – 1:00 PM: Women in e-Discovery Luncheon: Stellar Women in e-Discovery Panel.

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Why Process in eDiscovery? Isn’t it “Review Ready”?: eDiscovery Best Practices

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But, perhaps the best answer to this question lies in Craig Ball’s new primer – Processing in E-Discovery. Craig, who introduced the new primer in his latest blog post – the 200th of his excellent Ball in Your Court blog – asked the questions posed in the title of this post in the beginning of that primer (after the Introduction) and confronts a myth that many attorneys believe with regard to electronic files and how easily(and quickly) they can be made ready for production.

Relativity Fest is Here! And So Are We!: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Actually, it started yesterday, with a few events, including the Welcome Reception and the Beer and Basics: e-Discovery 101 and Relativity Fundamentals session (serving beer and wine at an education session is OK with me!). Here are some of the eDiscovery-related sessions for today: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: PD160424 – Women in e-Discovery: Bust That Career Plateau. PD189198 – Making the Team: How One Law Firm Supercharged e-Discovery.

University of Florida Brings eDiscovery Teachings to a Chinese University: eDiscovery Best Practices

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discovery obligations, but also understand the methodologies and technologies associated with managing eDiscovery. As covered in Legaltech News® ( University of Florida Brings E-Discovery Expertise Abroad With Chinese University Partnership , written by Rhys Dipshan), the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law recently partnered with Southeast University in Nanjing, China, to launch an intensive two-week course aimed at educating local law students on U.S.

Twenty-One Points, Less Than 350 Words: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

As Craig notes in the latest blog post on his terrific Ball in Your Court blog ( Electronic Storage in a Nutshell ), he finished the E-Discovery Workbook for the 2019 Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy (which we covered here ). With regard to the Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy, Craig notes (as he did in our blog post covering the coming Academy) that no member of the Academy faculty is compensated and that they are all volunteers.

eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Two

eDiscovery Daily

Throughout the case, the plaintiff claimed that the evidence needed to prove the case existed in emails stored on UBS’ own computer systems. The court found that while the corporation’s counsel directed that all potential discovery evidence, including emails, be preserved, the staff that the directive applied to did not follow through. The problems faced by these new rules was the multiplicity of data in electronic formats.

Announcing Eighth Annual LTNY Thought Leader Series!: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

E-discovery luminary and recipient of the Masters Conference Educator of the Year 2016, Mary provides ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery , considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. Electronic Discovery Industry Trends

Ignoring Internet of Things Devices Could Be IdIoTic: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

See what I did there? ; o ) While I’m speaking at the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference today, let’s take a look at a couple of articles related to Internet of Things (IoT) devices that you need to know from an eDiscovery standpoint. Walton said attorneys are “overwhelmed” by IoT devices in e-discovery, and they usually reason that it’s not practical to assess such devices. Electronic Discovery Industry Trends

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Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Do they go to a community night course on computers? Among his favorites were the K&L Gates case law site , Ralph Losey’s e-Discovery Team® site and the EDRM web site. Beyond that, I’d also suggest the following books which are worth consulting as well: A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide To Electronic Discovery , Mary Mack (available on Amazon here ). The Discovery Revolution , George L. Electronic Discovery Ethics Evidence

What’s a Lawyer’s Duty When a Data Breach Occurs within the Law Firm: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

When I spoke at the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference last month, there was a question from the live stream audience about a lawyer’s duty to disclose a data breach within his or her law firm. Right inside the door, you see a handwritten notice on a big whiteboard which says: All network services are down, DO NOT turn on your computers! Electronic Discovery Security

Craig Ball is “That Guy” Who Keeps Us Up to Date on Mobile eDiscovery Trends: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

In discussing this new capability, Craig states: “This is a leap forward for all obliged to place a litigation hold on the contents of Android phones — a process heretofore unreasonably expensive and insufficiently scalable for e-discovery workflows. As a result, “examiners may revive the tried-and-true cloning of evidence to clean devices then collecting from the restored device” (just like they once did with computer drives). Are you struggling with mobile device discovery?

Court Sanctions Plaintiff for Spoliation of Facebook Account: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

Shark Week on the Discovery Channel concludes this weekend, which means Case Week on the e Discovery Channel (a.k.a., The defendant filed a motion to compel, contending that “the discovery was relevant in order to address plaintiff’s allegations of disability and her substantial allegations of severe mental, psychological, moral and emotional pain anguish and distress, loss of happiness and loss of capacity to enjoy life.”

Craig Ball’s Wayback Machine and Look at the Mueller Report: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Like me, several of you are fans of Rob Robinson’s quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey on his Complex Discovery blog and he has just published the results of his Spring 2019 Survey , which are very interesting and I will (hopefully) post my normal analysis on that tomorrow. My first computer programming course (does anybody remember Fortran?) More E-Discovery Lessons from Bill and Bob (get the 80’s movie reference, there?),

Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Three

eDiscovery Daily

which requires every discovery disclosure, request, response or objection be signed by an attorney of record. In Judge Grimm’s opinion, he calls Rule 26(g) is “the least understood or followed of the discovery rules.” and he clearly states that much of the blame for high priced e-discovery costs lies here. Browning Marean and I spent years trying to begin a law school curriculum that included computer education with no success. Electronic Discovery Ethics

Court Sanctions Defendants in Jimi Hendrix Copyright Infringement Case: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

For various discovery deficiencies, the Court issued an order directing the PHP defendants to “issue to plaintiffs a check in the amount of $12,787.50 ” by September 21 and followed up with another order to “pay $100 in sanctions to the Registry of the Court for each weekday after the deadline that payment remained outstanding” (to go with $4,600 in previous sanctions issued). Case Law Electronic Discovery Mobile Devices Preservation SanctionsIn Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.

Craig Ball is “That Guy” Who Keeps Us Up to Date on Mobile eDiscovery Trends: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

In discussing this new capability, Craig states: “This is a leap forward for all obliged to place a litigation hold on the contents of Android phones — a process heretofore unreasonably expensive and insufficiently scalable for e-discovery workflows. As a result, “examiners may revive the tried-and-true cloning of evidence to clean devices then collecting from the restored device” (just like they once did with computer drives). Are you struggling with mobile device discovery?

Standardizing the Non-Standard Digital Forensics Protocol, Sort Of: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

In his latest blog post on his Ball in Your Court blog ( Drafting Digital Forensic Examination Protocols , available here on his blog and here on his site in PDF form ), Craig discusses the ins and outs of putting together a forensic examination protocol, equating the drafting of such a protocol to “writing out the questions in advance” when taking the deposition of a computer or smart phone. Collection Electronic Discovery Evidence

Whee! What a Great Event at the Second Annual WiE Legal Technology Showcase and Conference: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

As I noted yesterday , the Women in eDiscovery (WiE), Houston Chapter, in partnership with South Texas College of Law and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), hosted the second annual “Legal Technology Showcase & Conference” yesterday. The keynote address ( The Future Practice of Law: AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing ) was presented by Shawnna Hoffman, Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice, IBM from 10:00am-11:00am.

Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis, LLP: eDiscovery Trends 2018

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where he is a Principal and the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel. You have to deal more with text messages, because the employees aren’t going to use their e-mail. Honestly, I’m kind of lazy – all good computer people are a little bit lazy, which is what drives process improvement. I’m a specialist in discovery, but my sub-specialty is active machine training, and I found that it takes day in day out, just doing that, to learn the nuances of it all.

Why Is TAR Like a Bag of M&M’s?, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Most people would begin the discussion by agreeing with this framing statement made by Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack in their seminal article, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review , (XVII RICH. Ralph calls it the multi-modal approach: a combination of people and computers to get the best result. Analysis Electronic Discovery Review Searching

Craig Ball of Craig D. Ball, PC: eDiscovery Trends 2018

eDiscovery Daily

A frequent court appointed special master in electronic evidence, Craig is a prolific contributor to continuing legal and professional education programs throughout the United States, having delivered over 2,000 presentations and papers. Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media and he teaches E-Discovery and Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. Just take the e-mail instead.

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

eDiscovery Daily

They understand that there’s some computer technology in play. Also, we’re getting ever closer to the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference , which will be held on Thursday, March 29. Sponsor: This blog is sponsored by CloudNine , which is a data and legal discovery technology company with proven expertise in simplifying and automating the discovery of data for audits, investigations, and litigation. Electronic Discovery Industry Trends

Doing Digital Right (A Book Review)

Information is Currency

The challenge isn’t just managing electronic records, but non-records, content and other data as all information needs to be governed because all information provides risk because of many factors such as e-discovery, data breaches and so much more. Lamoureux sets the stage by talking about how computers and the internet changed how businesses function in the first digital next.

Musings from MER

Positively RIM

Sunday, I jumped on Amtrak’s Empire Builder, which carried me to Managing Electronic Records, Cohasset Associates’ preeminent conference in Chicago. Conference organizers focused on legal issues: litigation readiness, records production, e-discovery, risk mitigation, datamaps, and more. One center for savings, often overlooked, is e-discovery. Whether cloud computing is appropriate or not is really a risk management issue.

Philology from Philadelphia

Positively RIM

The mock case study showed at least some of Redmond’s expanded RIM functionality Cloud computing vendors provided second-level saturation, proclaiming the advantages of their tools while trying to assuage buyers’ fears The show’s small footprint allowed a thorough viewing with minimal loss of shoe leather EMC, HP and Oracle presented credible displays. Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs As noted, the secondary theme -- not mutually exclusive with SharePoint -- was cloud computing.

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