Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Guardian, the Rolls Building and me

“Fancy you being quoted in Communist paper today!”. Thus read an e-mail received as I was boarding the plane for Nashville. The reference is to an article published in Saturday’s Guardian headed Rolls Building court complex can make London ‘global legal … Continue reading

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ILTA 2011 comes to life at Nashville

ILTA 2011 is slowly coming to life downstairs, but the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is so large that I am getting my information about it from tweets rather than from my own observation – there could be a … Continue reading

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Three new sponsors and HP buys Autonomy – all in a week’s work

This was never going to be a relaxing week, sandwiched as it was between a conference in Singapore and ILTA 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. At least I had written all my Singapore articles by the time I landed at Heathrow … Continue reading

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You collect the loot and a forensic expert will collect the evidence

One would hope that every lawyer engaged in litigation is aware that specialist experts exist who can collect data from computers in a manner which will stand scrutiny in a court. Actually, I have no such hope, since I come … Continue reading

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Huron Consulting goes with Nuix

I rarely pass on press releases without some accompanying context, focusing on a few big articles rather than many snippets, but this one headed Huron Consulting replaces Autonomy with Nuix caught my eye as it was published. Nuix provides software … Continue reading

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A court-led eDiscovery initiative in Singapore

I thought I had done with Singapore for a bit, at least until October when I am back there for the InnoXcell eDiscovery conference on 31 October. A news item on the Asia Legal Business Online website seems worth passing … Continue reading

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Conferences coming up: ILTA and the Legal Technology Leadership Summit

With Singapore behind me (well almost, I am still here as I write this, in the BA lounge, waiting to fly) I can turn to the next two events in the eDiscovery calendar. Next up is ILTA 2011  at Gaylord … Continue reading

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Rapporteur rounding up the Singapore Electronic Litigation Conference

It was a privilege to be asked to be one of the rapporteurs at the end of the International Electronic Litigation Conference in Singapore. Bryan Ghows of UniLegal LLC spoke to one group and I the other, with ten minutes … Continue reading

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Senior Master Whitaker raises the eDiscovery stakes for unprepared litigants

You are busy, I know, and here is another 3,000 words to read. I will repeat here at the top the paragraph with which this article ends, as a taster for what Master Whitaker said in his plenary session speech … Continue reading

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The Singapore Electronic Litigation Conference comes to an end

The International Conference on Electronic Litigation came to an end here in Singapore yesterday. I have already given you the core statistics – more than 350 participants from 36 countries. I am staying on until Sunday – as on my … Continue reading

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Lord Justice Jackson in Singapore: Piloting Civil Justice Reforms

The best judicial advocates of proportionate electronic discovery emphasise that, however significant the costs and other implications of discovery, they are but a part of a wider duty to make justice affordable. That duty is distributed – it lies with … Continue reading

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Opening a world class agenda at Singapore Electronic Litigation Conference

The first morning of the Electronic Litigation Conference organised jointly by the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law has yielded so much of interest and importance that I am in danger of losing it if I … Continue reading

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Jumping Jurisdictions: EDiscovery from California to Singapore

I am sorry about all those words from my brief stopover in the UK between California and Singapore – 11,100 of them, 1000 per day and one word for every mile flown to get there and back. What is alarming … Continue reading

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Final round-up of the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat

My reporting of the excellent Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat has been rather dominated by my post Judge Peck and Predictive Coding at the Carmel eDiscovery Retreat. Frankly, if that had been the only session it would have justified my 11,000 … Continue reading

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A Flock of Articles on Computer-Assisted Document Review

What tells the swallows to gather on the telegraph wires before starting their migration southwards? One has to ignore, I think, the possibility that the telegraph wires are part of their communications network. Perhaps the birds all use an avian version of … Continue reading

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The Value of eDiscovery Self-Collection Tools

I mentioned in a recent post that membership of Guidance Software’s Strategic Advisory Board brought the pleasure of seeing developments work through from concept to production to adoption. One of the most exciting of these was Guidance’s EnCase Portable. The … Continue reading

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Consider document review services as well as technology

The recent dominance of predictive coding and other forms of computer-assisted review in these pages and elsewhere reflects as well as reports on the growing interest in this kind of technology. It is also inevitable that the discussion has been … Continue reading

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Strong eDiscovery behind the Q2 numbers at Epiq Systems

I have made it clear in an earlier article that analysing the detail of company accounts is neither one of my strengths nor my interests. One has to pay some attention, however, to an announcement which reads Epiq Systems announces … Continue reading

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Excellent source on New Zealand eDiscovery reforms

New Zealand is a common law jurisdiction requiring discovery of documents in broadly the same way as the UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong and, at a little more distance, as the US. It is not necessarily a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Drawing conclusions from Guidance Software’s Q2 2011 financial results

I do not claim any expertise in deciphering trends from the quarterly figures published by the leading players in the eDiscovery industry. I know what I am good at, and the analysis of corporate accounts is not on the list. … Continue reading

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Ducking the eDiscovery Certification Battle

I am not sure that I can face the battle which is presently raging in the US about certification of electronic data discovery professionals. It is a subject on which I have written before, coming down, in general terms, against … Continue reading

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Zubulake comments and my comments about her comments

Laura Zubulake has commented adversely on my post Zubulake in her own words at Carmel. Someone whose name appears in the title of a post is obviously entitled to be heard in response and I must equally obviously reply, albeit … Continue reading

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Judge Peck and Predictive Coding at the Carmel eDiscovery Retreat

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck’s keynote speech at the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat was one of the clearest statements yet by a judge that the use of new technology like predictive coding is an acceptable way to conduct search in … Continue reading

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