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  In Henry VI, Part 2. Shakespeare famously said, The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Are computers doing just that? In June of 2012, the Wall Street Journal ran a now watershed article entitled Why Hire a Lawyer? Computers Are Cheaper, which reported on the extensive use of computers for pretrial document review in the Landow Aviation hangar rooftop collapses litigation. Specifically, the judge in that case permitted the use of…
2019 eDiscovery BUYERS GUIDE: A SOLO TO MIDSIZED LAW FIRM SHOPPER’S HANDBOOK FOR eDISCOVERY TOOLS & SERVICES EDT: COMPLETE EDISCOVERY MANAGEMENT FOR LITIGATION MATTERS & INVESTIGATIONS EMPLOYING A SHARED DATABASE & OFFERING MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR DEPLOYMENT BOTH ON-PREMISE & IN THE CLOUD “eDiscovery doesn’t need to be complicated” is the mantra you’ll hear from EDT. They develop their software around the straightforward idea that it should be easy-to-use and fully integrated into a single platform.”…
David Clark is the IT Director at the Utah Bar and active in ILTA at both the local and national levels. He has been in technology since 1985 where he worked for one of the first Novell Distributors and became one of the first CNE’s and the very first CNI from Novell. David has been supporting law firms and legal entities since 1989. He has been involved with document management systems since 1990 when SoftSolutions…
  HOW ILTACON19 WAS LIKE NEW ORLEANS I spent last week at the ILTACON19 conference in Orlando with Team Zebra of #EDT software. Prior to the show, I had written a blog about what I was looking forward to this year and it seems to me now that most of my post was accurate. But rather than do a point by point comparison, I thought I’d use this blog to highlight the main features…
  It’s July and that can mean only one thing. Okay, besides the celebration of America’s independence, the baseball All Star game as well as hurricane season in New Orleans, it means ILTACON is just around the corner. ILTACON19 is being held this year from Aug 18th through the 22nd at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Four days of peace and music…no, wait, that was Woodstock. This is four days of…
  I’ve noted in several blog posts recently that much of my consulting practice involves asymmetrical cases where one side, typically corporate defendants, has the vast majority of discovery. And since my experience is not untypical, what we see in eDiscovery practice is a heavy focus in the eDiscovery world on defense strategy, both in actual practice and educational conferences. Often left out of the discussion is any concept of a strategy for the Plaintiff’s…
Data Privacy and Security is now part of every organisation’s compliance requirements.  The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impose rigorous obligations and compliance is required if those organisations have an establishment in the EU, if they offer goods and services in the EU, or if they monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU.  If an organisation fails to meet requirements, the consequences can be costly, not only in monetary terms, but also…
EDT Breaks Out of the Echo Chamber with Think Tank Meeting before LEGALWEEK NYC Conference Commentators have bemoaned the fact that legal technology conferences are becoming mostly about solutions for and discussions between the world’s largest law firms and corporations. Bob Ambrogi made that point in his column in Above the Law: Legal Tech For The Legal Elite: Observations Of Two Conferences but added in an additional point. Bob noted a tweet from Jeffrey Carr, General…
On December 4th, 2018 – eDiscovery Day – Jo Sherman and Tom O’Connor spoke on a webinar entitled “What’s Wrong with eDiscovery Today?” We didn’t want this to be another discussion of how TAR or analytics aren’t being used effectively but, rather, a look at the failed promises of technology as well as the human failures of eDiscovery.  Both Jo and Tom felt strongly that the overall problem was indeed human, due to the way professionals approach…
In a recent blog post (you can read it in full here), Craig Ball opined that the recent rush to use AI and predictive coding at the review stage of an eDiscovery project has led to a situation where effective collection and early data assessment are being overlooked. Craig said that “Lawyers must fight for quality before review. Sure, review is the part of eDiscovery most lawyers see and understand, so the part many…