Monthly Archives: September 2011

Barristers, Berlin and the Bribery Act – an eDiscovery Compendium Part 1

The three words beginning with “B” in my title are a random selection from the top of my running list of things to write about.  They all have a connection with eDisclosure / eDiscovery which is not necessarily obvious (barristers … Continue reading

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ECA with Digital Reef at the Masters Conference in Washington

The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals takes place in Washington on 3 to 5 October at the Ronald Regan Centre. I will be there, as always – this is one of my favourite events in the calendar, and often my … Continue reading

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kCura Relativity Ecosystem Apps and on-line User Support are good marketing

I spent part of the weekend wandering around the websites of various litigation software providers (we do have fun on Sundays here). I was actually in search of quotations to support (or undermine, as the case may be) a proposition … Continue reading

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Social Media Opportunities and Risks in the Workplace

A White Paper and webinar from ZyLAB draw attention to the marketing and network advantages, and to the corresponding discovery/disclosure risks, which come with the massive growth in social media use. I am fairly sparing with both adjectives and adverbs … Continue reading

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CY4OR and Manchester’s Deans Court Chambers Forensics Seminar

In the nick of time, I note that forensics and eDisclosure experts CY4OR are joining forces with Manchester’s Deans Court Chambers for an evening of presentations and discussions about digital evidence, starting at 5:30pm on 29 September – that is, … Continue reading

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Late eDisclosure application tacked on to pre-trial review at a cost of £47,000

Court decisions about procedural hearings rarely tell the full story. There may be all sorts of reasons why two good firms of solicitors should find themselves, three months before a 10-day trial, at a pre-trial review onto which had been tacked a … Continue reading

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More on Software-Assisted Review as Applied Discovery and KMPG add Equivio>Relevance

Electronic discovery company Applied Discovery and KPMG are amongst those who have recently partnered with Equivio to integrate Equivio>Relevance into their existing eDiscovery applications. These two recent announcements give me an opportunity to return to the subject of software-assisted document review … Continue reading

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Costs Management Panel at the Legal Week Commercial Litigation Forum

A parallel emerges between the management of Britain’s railways and the way the civil justice system is run. In both of them, the occasional star project cannot hide the fact that the rest is run-down, neglected by government and inadequate … Continue reading

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Some Recent Articles on Social Media Use in Companies

This post collects together a few articles which appeared at about the same time as Tim Bratton’s talk Should Corporate Counsel Use Social Media? at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Europe last week. These articles cover the marketing, the practical and … Continue reading

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Should Corporate Counsel Use Social Media? Serious Entertainment at the Corporate Counsel Forum Europe

The most enjoyable session at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Europe at Luton Hoo last week had the title Should Corporate Counsel Use Social Media? – Lessons Learnt and Opportunities Found. It came between the information management session in … Continue reading

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The Information Management Panel at the Corporate Counsel Europe Forum

My introductory post about Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel Europe Forum was called Drowning in Regulation, and covered what its title implied. Apart from the panel which I was on, which was dedicated to the subject, there was little reference to information management … Continue reading

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The International Association of Women Judges London Conference 2012

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of more than 4,000 members at all judicial levels in more than 102 nations. Formed in 1991, the IAWJ has united women judges from diverse legal-judicial systems who … Continue reading

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Drowning in Regulation – a day at the Corporate Counsel Europe Forum

Despite its title, this is “about” Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel Europe Forum, held at Luton Hoo, last week, in only the loosest sense, consisting more of random reflections derived from listening to first-rate speakers with in-house responsibility for legal and … Continue reading

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Moderating a video discussion with Digital Reef: Preparing eDiscovery Data for Review

Whilst I was at ILTA in Nashville in August, I moderated an eDiscovery discussion with Steve Akers, CTO of Digital Reef and Peter Mansmann, CEO of Precise Litigation Technologies. Digital Reef has now edited our discussion down into three short … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems webinar: the Challenges of Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations on 21 September

One keeps hearing of “Bribery Act fatigue”, with the implication that companies and their lawyers either think that the subject was oversold or that the absence of a headline prosecution implies that we can all relax. The sense of urgency … Continue reading

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The Needle on the Broken Record – why UK Law Firms should go to US Legal Conferences

My annual suggestion, already made in recent posts, that UK law firms ought to attend US conferences about litigation practice, gets a last outing for 2011 just as the traditional law firm model is given five years to live. A … Continue reading

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Huron Legal: Cross-Border eDiscovery Breakfast in New York on 21 September

The US is considering possible rule changes in relation to preservation. The UK is tackling case management and costs management. Australia is chewing over the recent report on electronic discovery. New Zealand has a new ediscovery practice direction coming shortly. … Continue reading

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Keywords and Cooking: an eDiscovery Parallel

There are not many things which we can all agree on in eDiscovery / eDisclosure. You would probably get near-unanimity as to what the rules say in any jurisdiction (at least from those who have read them), and most people … Continue reading

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The Emerging Technologies Panel at ILTA 2011: remote collections and predictive coding

It would be fair to say that, more than two weeks on, my notes of  the Emerging Technologies panel at ILTA are less decipherable than I might have hoped. That is in fact a tribute to Daniel Lim of Guidance … Continue reading

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eDiscovery from New Zealand to Ireland

That’s a rather random pairing of countries, you might say from looking at my heading.  We are all in favour of cutting down the number of your blog posts, you might go on, but there are better ways of doing … Continue reading

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Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

Craig Ball is a US lawyer, forensic expert and entertainer – that last word probably does not appear on his CV, but  you will gather just from the title of my article Craig Ball Entertains at CEIC 2011 on Computer … Continue reading

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Adoption and the perception of the courts’ demands

What connection can there be between the formal process of child adoption and eDisclosure / eDiscovery? Adoption is in the UK news at the moment as a result of a report by Martin Narey, former head of the Prison Service … Continue reading

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How Bribery Act-compliant is UK Plc?

I have been sitting for a while on one of those legal updates which the New Law Journal produces from time to time for which they gather a group of experts round a table and report their discussion in a … Continue reading

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ILTA 2011 – the end of the beginning? We’re just getting going

I am back from the annual conference of ILTA, the International Litigation Technology Association, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The original draft of this post said that I was “just back” but (as more than one correspondent has reminded me) time has … Continue reading

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