Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gartner’s Debra Logan and others at ZyLAB Universe 2011

If you cannot actually attend a conference, the next best thing is to read Project Counsel’s live tweets of the event and their subsequent reports. I was not able to attend ZyLAB Universe 2011 in Amsterdam on 24 November, but … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems acquires De Novo Legal to expand its Managed Review Services

It is only eight months since Epiq Systems significantly increased its legal technology reach by the acquisition of Encore eDiscovery. It has ended the year by acquiring De Novo Legal LLC, whose particular strength is managed review services. The acquisition … Continue reading

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You can find eDiscovery parallels everywhere if you look hard enough

What is the proper etiquette when someone else devotes half a blog post to writing about you? if they are simply polite, then a brief acknowledgment is all that is is required. It is easy if they are rude or … Continue reading

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The eDisclosure Information Project in 2011

Ever keen to be up with the trends, I seize on the alleged imminent death of e-mail as one excuse for not sending Christmas messages this year. Other excuses include the deficiencies of Outlook as a mailer (“there is a … Continue reading

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Twitter and Technology-Assisted Document Review – the downside of uninformed prejudice

A report on the future of document review reaches me via Twitter. The spirit which ignores or condemns social media as a business tool matches the spirit which many lawyers show towards modern methods of document review. I yield to … Continue reading

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Trans-Atlantic video panel: The differences in approaches to eDiscovery in the US and in Europe

The American Bar Association’s Section of Science and Technology Law organised a lunchtime panel session in Washington last week. Its topic was the differences in approaches to eDiscovery in the US and in Europe and how those differences might affect … Continue reading

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An eDisclosure evening at Lord’s with Clearwell

It is quite hard to find suitable and accessible venues for what is, essentially, a talking session. The location, and any side attractions, must be interesting enough to be part of the draw, but you do not want them to … Continue reading

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LDM Global launches processing and hosting managed services

LDM Global is offering legal discovery processing, hosting and support services in fixed-price blocks payable by monthly, quarterly or annual subscriptions. The press release is here. The scheme allows access to LDM Global’s processing, storage, and backup, together with project … Continue reading

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Two predictive coding case studies emphasise time and cost savings

I referred a while back to two case studies about the use of the technology known variously as “predictive coding”, “computer-assisted coding” or, more recently, “technology assisted review” or TAR. One of them involved Epiq Systems and the other Millnet. … Continue reading

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Who explains eDisclosure sources to the lawyers and the court?

An article by US lawyer and eDiscovery expert Jon Resnick of Applied Discovery has application in UK proceedings as well as in the US. Who on your side actually understands where the client’s data is and what is involved in … Continue reading

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CY4OR signs partnership agreement with Guidance Software for EnCase Enterprise

UK-based forensics company CY4OR has reached an agreement with Guidance Software under which CY4OR will offer and support Guidance Software’s EnCase Enterprise Platform. This is a logical development for CY4OR, building on their nine-year history of forensic investigations and collections … Continue reading

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2012 eDisclosure and eDiscovery Predictions

SCL, the website of the Society for Computers & Law, has kindly published my predictions for eDisclosure / eDiscovery for 2012. Every year, Editor Laurence Eastham collects predictions across a wide range of the subjects where technology meets the law, … Continue reading

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Shortened version of Epiq white paper published by New Law Journal

A recent post of mine, called Epiq Systems White Paper: from start to finish – what actually happens to my clients data? referred to a white paper which I wrote with Deborah Blaxell of Epiq. The paper has now been … Continue reading

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Big 4 a reason – a GC’s Eye View of professional service client relationships

Tom Kilroy is General Counsel at a publicly quoted company, leading a team of around 35 people. His blog, GC’s Eye View, is sub-titled Thoughts on law and business from a General Counsel at a publicly traded company. Those who … Continue reading

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Pedigree suggests that Hobs Legal Docs will keep on growing in eDisclosure

I have been trying to work out when I first heard of Hobs Legal Docs or came across its managing director, Terry Harrison. I have been in the UK litigation support business since 1993, and can generally recall the context … Continue reading

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Prosecution lawyers don’t want to take the CPS tablets

An article of last week on my Google+ site (Norwich CPS tests tablet computers as a step towards paperless courts) sounded a cautious welcome for the plan by the Crown Prosecution Service to send out all the documents for criminal … Continue reading

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You do want to know what eDiscovery / eDisclosure is costing you, surely?

You will doubtless recall from your Latin lessons at school that the Romans drew a useful distinction between questions which expect the answer “Yes” and those to which the presumed reply is “No”, the former generally beginning with “Nonne” and … Continue reading

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Wilmer Hale sets new standards for law firm eDiscovery web sites

Take a look at Wilmer Hale’s eDiscovery Solutions website. When I first saw it I put up a tweet to the effect that any litigation law firm not doing something like this would be dead within two years. The website … Continue reading

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UK relevance in a Practitioner Guide to eDiscovery from the New York State Bar Association

My thanks to Matthew Davis at Hogan Lovells for drawing my attention to a straightforward guide to eDiscovery which has been published by the New York State Bar Association. It inevitably has a US focus, but it is full of … Continue reading

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Dominic Regan on Jackson and costs at the Epiq Showcase

I wrote a post in anticipation of Epiq Systems London Showcase on 8 November, focusing mainly on the scope and depth of the consultancy services and software options which are available to lawyers and their clients from broadly-based providers like … Continue reading

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Huron Legal adds digital evidence services to its eDiscovery offerings

Huron Legal is primarily a consulting company working with law firms and corporate legal departments to bring both strategic advice and appropriate resources to their businesses, including eDiscovery problems. That includes pre-emptive advice in anticipation of prospective eDiscovery demands, and … Continue reading

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CY4OR highlights IT security risk posed by employees

Forensics and eDiscovery company CY4OR has a timely article on its blog reminding us that a company’s employees are often the weak spot in its security systems. The article, Employees are the largest risk to an organisation’s IT security, refers … Continue reading

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Indemnity costs awarded where unnecessary costs were incurred

Have a look at the judgment of HHJ Simon Brown QC in Mortgage Agency Services Number Four Limited v Alomo Solicitors. A few lines chosen from the end of the judgment (from paragraph 30) should give you enough the flavour … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Outlier in shaping eDiscovery disputes – a US article with UK messages

An article about US eDiscovery has messages for UK eDisclosure. The Electronic Documents Questionnaire should be used to reduce unnecessary costs both of the disclosure itself and any disputes about it. I don’t know what US forensic expert Craig Ball … Continue reading

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You say eDisclosure, I say…..whatever is right for the context

The SCL website is again collecting predictions for the coming year. There is always a good crop relating to eDisclosure / eDiscovery – mine usually arrive just after the print edition has gone to press, and I suspect that will … Continue reading

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Proof Finder: 1,000 Nuix licenses at $100 for charity – you learn eDiscovery while others learn to read

EDiscovery software provider Nuix has come up with an imaginative plan which simultaneously provides lawyers and others with hands-on opportunities to develop technical eDiscovery skills and helps increase literacy skills to children in developing countries. Like so many imaginative plans, … Continue reading

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UK accountancy firm BDO LLP selects Digital Reef for its eDiscovery work

The London member of business and advisory firm BDO International has taken Digital Reef to support its eDiscovery work. The selection was made through Digital Reef’s UK partner e-Origin. William Wilkinson, Head of Technology Forensics Services at BDO, said “by … Continue reading

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The FBI buys Clearwell eDiscovery Platform

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has chosen Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform for its eDiscovery investigations. There is a press release about the deal here. Criminal investigators have much the same requirements as those in the civil fields – and … Continue reading

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Huron Legal’s Nigel Murray to take part in CEO Fast for Famine

LexisNexis Australia has been rounding up CEOs to take part in CEO Fast for Famine, an initiative led by UNICEF to raise money for its emergency relief program. The countries chiefly affected are Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. LexisNexis asked … Continue reading

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