Monthly Archives: July 2011

Back from Carmel and North California

I got back from San Francisco this afternoon after nearly two weeks away. Mary Ann (Mrs D) and I went first to the excellent Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat a new venture organised by Chris La Cour. The star turn there … Continue reading

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Laura Zubulake in her own words at Carmel

Whilst it was interesting to hear Laura Zubulake’s behind-the-scenes account of the case which made her name, stories of old battles do not necessarily equip us for the war which follows. As I recounted in my last post, I have … Continue reading

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Getting to the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat

I am at the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat, a little south of San Francisco. My wife, Mary Ann, is with me, which is what happens when you make your wife a director of the business and put her in charge … Continue reading

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CY4OR web site brings forensics to lay lawyers

A nice reference has turned up on CY4OR’s website to supplement the words like “professionalism”, “expertise” and “excellent” which recur amongst their testimonials. The one I like reads as follows: Professional and prompt service and able to “dumb down” the … Continue reading

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Welcome to kCura as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

It is a great pleasure to welcome kCura as the latest sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project.  The connection goes back a bit, and the arrival of their logo on my sites is part of a continuing if intermittent strand … Continue reading

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Clearwell is now officially part of Symantec

Clearwell is now officially part of Symantec is the self-explanatory title of today’s post on the Clearwell eDiscovery blog and of the more formal acquisition report on Symantec’s site as the acquisition and regulatory formalities come to an end. Clearwell’s … Continue reading

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A lull in the Predictive Coding battle

The role of a journalist in war, it is said, is to come down from the hills after the battle and bayonet the wounded. I will content myself with a tour of the battlefield. If this means nothing to you, … Continue reading

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ZyLAB eDiscovery tools as a prototype for removing discovery bottlenecks

When evaluating products of any kind, it is helpful to know how they will cope with the extremes. Cars are road-tested at speeds and in conditions far removed from the everyday experience of most drivers; the specifications for cameras and … Continue reading

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LDM Global and AccessData announce strategic partnership

I was going to say that the strategic partnership recently announced by LDM Global and AccessData is like a wedding announcement – two people you know publish their intention to tie the knot and you think “Ahh, made for each … Continue reading

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Two UK backshoring stories in a week

I had not heard the term “backshoring” until this week, but that is perhaps because it is a relatively new phenomenon. It is the opposite, or, rather, the reverse, of “offshoring”, another of those annoying-but-convenient one-word labels for major shifts … Continue reading

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Welcome to iCONECT as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

I am very pleased to welcome iCONECT as a new sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project – I cannot say “the latest” sponsor, since kCura has come in since the iCONECT logo went up. iCONECT joined just before I left … Continue reading

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Lawyer Invitational Golf Tournaments raise money for Children’s Hospital

My friend Robert Childress of Wave Software draws my attention to the Lawyer Invitational Golf Tournaments, the next of which takes place on 18 July at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester NYC. I see that the Westchester event kicks … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems Breakfast Seminar: Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations

The UK Bribery Act is now on us, having come into force on 1 July. Like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US, the Bribery Act has highlighted the importance of information management and of eDiscovery techniques and processes … Continue reading

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Co-operation, calendars and change: eDiscovery parallels from Trafalgar

A strutting, ambitious Frenchman with platform heels and an attractive wife wants to make all Europe subject to French bureaucracy. A union of European states wants to take all Britain’s assets and make her people obey foreign laws. The British … Continue reading

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MoJ Consultation on Civil Justice and Bash-a-Burglar: every man for himself replaces access to justice

Lady Hale’s speech on access to justice, the government’s “bash a burglar” scheme, issuing proceedings in Salford, competition from Singapore for dispute resolution as well as banking, eDisclosure and hoods packing heat – all in 2,000 words. A Ministry of … Continue reading

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