Monthly Archives: August 2008

No UK law firms at ILTA 2008

After this February’s LegalTech in New York, I wrote a piece called Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech? in which I suggested that UK law firms – partners and/or their senior IT staff – would benefit enormously from a few … Continue reading

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Signs of cultural differences

This has little to do with electronic discovery, but says a little about the cultural differences between the UK and the US, something which is relevant to those who sell in both jurisdictions. Visiting remote parish churches recently in rural … Continue reading

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Foreign collections need more than big feet

You will have seen from other posts that I have been at the ILTA conference in Dallas this week. ILTA is the International Litigation Technology Association and its conference title was Global Perspective, Peer Advantage, a title conveying the theme … Continue reading

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ILTA 2008 opens in Dallas

ILTA 2008 kicked off this evening with a big party at the conference venue, the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas. If the conference itself yields anything as extraordinary as the venue, it will be some event. Why should this … Continue reading

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Function and process at the airport

Litigation support involves more these days than a bit of law and some rules. You need an interest in functional design and in process and workflow. It is also a business where time and resources matter, and where much effort … Continue reading

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Similarities greater than the differences in Pasadena

Friday 22 August I am sitting by a hotel pool in Pasadena as I type this. The sun reflects off white buildings and blue water. Bronzed beauties recline a few feet away, and it hard to recall that I tried … Continue reading

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Off to Pasadena and ILTA

I am off tomorrow morning to Pasadena, coming back via Dallas where ILTA (the International Litigation Technology Association) is holding its big annual conference. The draw in Pasadena is Guidance Software who, as I wrote in a recent post, were … Continue reading

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Some conclusions from Socha-Gelbmann

As the dust settles on the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Survey, it is perhaps useful to pick out a couple of the conclusions which particularly affect UK corporations, law firms and suppliers. As I have reported elsewhere (Project sponsors ranked by Socha-Gelbmann) … Continue reading

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A big culling exercise on holiday

After a while at this game, one begins to see parallels with the EDRM stages in areas of life which have nothing to do with documents. I am just back from a week in a remote cottage in Cornwall whose … Continue reading

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Delivering knowledge by ear

I am always interested in seeking out different ways of delivering information about electronic disclosure – much of what I do in the e-Disclosure Information Project involves digging out news and comment, distilling what seems helpful, and pointing people towards … Continue reading

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Distinguishing between training and education

We tend to use the words training and education in an arbitrary way, ignoring the practical and perhaps hands-on element implicit in the idea of training. Lord Krebs expressed the distinction rather nicely in a recent speech  in the House … Continue reading

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Knock the knocking copy to expand the market

This is a matter of impression rather than analysis, but I reckon that running down your opponents plays less well in the UK than in the US and that this is true equally of selling things and of politics. Americans … Continue reading

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The Aussie e-Discovery Dream Team

Renée Lee, International Marketing Director at Guidance Software, is leaving Guidance and will shortly be joining eDiscovery Tools. The e-Disclosure Information Project’s loss on one side is balanced by a gain on the other I had been two days in … Continue reading

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Meeting FoxData properly at last

Nearly a year after FoxData agreed to be the first sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, I have at last been to see the company’s premises and met Ian Manning properly The order in which logos appear beside these pages … Continue reading

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Project sponsors ranked by Socha-Gelbmann

It is probably a grave dereliction of duty to disappear on holiday just as George Socha and Tom Gelbmann publish their annual Electronic Discovery Survey provider rankings, but that is no reflection on the performance of those of my sponsors … Continue reading

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