Short eDiscovery updates to 13 October

Most of these updates on my Google Plus site are from the week ending 6 October. After that, I was at the Masters Conference in Washington and at an event given by Symantec-Clearwell at Tower Bridge, with no time to write. I am content, in fact, to come late to my summary of these short posts – it gives s second life to subjects which would otherwise sink in the Twitter-stream.

I keep a large stock of things to write about thanks to my favourite software product, Evernote – I dip into it whenever there is a spare moment and pull out something to link to. That is fairly easy; the subsequent linking – via LinkedIn and Twitter at the time of publishing, in these updates, and (in due course) in the master list of articles on my web site, is extremely time-consuming and a major addition to my work-load. The payback comes in the form of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) both of my own articles and of those to which I link.

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EnCase eDiscovery V5 from Guidance Software gives oversight of the whole eDiscovery process

When Guidance Software acquired CaseCentral, one did not need great skills of prophecy to anticipate that a new release of EnCase eDiscovery would build a bridge between Guidance’s traditional strengths – behind-the-firewall legal hold, collection, preservation and early case assessment – and CaseCentral’s cloud review platform. That has now happened with the release of EnCase eDiscovery V5.

EnCase eDiscovery V5 increases speed and transparency whilst eliminating the costs of double-handling of data. As well as enhancing the existing legal hold functionality, EnCase eDiscovery V5 increases visibility into the whole eDiscovery process, reduces duplication of both data and effort, and maximises the reuse of previous work product across multiple matters. [More]

Published: 2 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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AccessData webinar: Proactive Methods for Mobile Device Discovery

The link is to the registration page of webinars from Apersee. Today’s webinar on mobile device discovery is given by Scott Carlson of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, James Powell, Global Digital Investigation Advisor, BP – Group Security and Lee Reiber, Director of Mobile Forensics, AccessData. Tom Gelbmann and George Socha of Apersee are the moderators. [More]

Published: 2 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | AccessData | Apersee

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Masters Conference announces session topics for October 2012 event in Washington D.C.

I am off to Washington (for the third time since August) for this year’s Masters Conference for Legal Professionals.

The link is to the list of session topics for this year. I am doing two international panels and one which is an introduction to technology and eDiscovery. As you can see from the subject list, there is plenty else to hear about.

Published: 2 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Masters Conference

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Jason Velasco of eDJ Group on the Legal Exchange Network Washington event

I have yet to write up the Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange held in Washington in September. eDJ’s Jason Velasco has beaten me to it with his first report (he promises another) of this very useful event.

Jason’s article is called The End of Commodity Based eDiscovery Pricing: Highlights from Legal Exchange DC, getting the title from a description by Alvarez & Marsal (whose Mark Kindy was the conference chairman) of a team which they built up to manage the Lehman litigation. [More]

Published: 2 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | eDJ Group

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Epiq Systems article: Cross-border Data Security

Peer-to-Peer, the quarterly magazine of ILTA, has published a helpful article by George Tsounis and Dan Charboneau of Epiq Systems. Cross-border trade brings cross-border data activity and that in turn generates complex difficulties, most notably between jurisdictions such as the US with demanding discovery regimes and those like the EU with tight restrictions on the use of personal data.

The article considers these implications (it has, for example, a list of some of the main laws around the world which protect privacy) and on how to deal with them, but, as its title implies, it focuses also on the security implications which arise when data moves from place to place.

Published: 3 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Epiq Systems

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First Advantage to deliver eDiscovery Masterclass at the European Corporate Counsel Summit

It is quite difficult to get lawyers to attend eDiscovery conferences, whether they are in-house or external lawyers. There is perhaps a sense that eDiscovery is a problem for somebody else in the firm or company and that elevated people like lawyers should not have to muddy their hands with such stuff.

Meanwhile, General Counsel complain about the cost, in many cases, so the surveys tell us, without ever having calculated what that cost actually is, even at the most basic level of cheques written to lawyers and service providers. [More]

Published: 3 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | First Advantage Litigation Consulting

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eDJ Group continues to grow as Babs Deacon joins as Director in the Strategic Consulting Group

I have long known of Babs Deacon’s name as an influential thinker –and do-er – in  eDiscovery, combining many years of experience of working on projects with a commitment to spreading understanding about the subject.

eDJ Group seems to be cherry-picking all the best talent to support its rapid growth as a respected force in this market, and it is perhaps not surprising that they should have taken on Babs Deacon as Director in their Strategic Consulting Group. Jason Velasco’s article reports on this and on other developments at eDJ Group.

Published: 4 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | eDJ Group

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Symantec Transparent Predictive Coding workshop series

Symantec has recently launched its Transparent Predictive Coding and is backing that with a series of workshops around the US.

The page below lists the venues and provides a registration form for each venue.

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Symantec-Clearwell

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The language of sales: So what? Who cares?

As you have probably gathered, I am no great enthusiast for much of the language of sales and and marketing in eDiscovery.  it is, of course, easy to criticise – we have a finite vocabulary at our disposal on the subject and our target market is not renowned for its enthusiasm for anything new – and less easy to come up with better ways of expressing ourselves..

IBM’s George Parapadakis, writing in his personal capacity, identifies the chief defect of many of the messages which are sent out to the audience. His heading, So what? Who cares? – the art of being relevant invites us to look at our client-facing materials and to put ourselves in the position of the recipient. So what? Who cares? will be the considered reaction of many. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | IBM Information Lifecycle Governance

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Drinker Biddle forms eDiscovery subsidiary to recapture revenue from outsourcers

An article by Gina Passarella in Legal Technology News reports that Drinker Biddle & Reath has set up a subsidiary business whose sole function is providing eDiscovery management to the firm’s clients and others.

The expressed motive is provided by the high cost of external eDiscovery providers.  By making a not insignificant investment in software and people, the firm aims to maximise their use across all its matters to the benefit of both itself and its clients.  Many of those providers, of course, make their livings in turn by offering eDiscovery services at a cost lower than most law firms, often doing a better job as well. Drinker Biddle (who have long had a good name in eDiscovery) are, at one level at least, reacting as markets always react when new challenges appear. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source

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Washington in September 2012

The weather was dull – no good for standard tourist views, but fine for the many memorials which impressed me. These shots include the WW2 Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, the Air & Space Museum (The Spirit of St Louis, a Hurricane and the Wright Brothers all feature), and the fine equestrian Civil War collection outside the White House.

Published: 5 October 2012

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Greg Wildisen of Epiq considers the role of judges and technology in document review

Practical Law has published an article by Greg Wildisen, International Managing Director of Epiq Systems, which summarises the key messages from Epiq’s extremely good panel discussion in London a couple of months ago.

I wrote about that panel at length in my article Epiq Systems London judicial panel points to future of technology assisted review  .  The main theme which I drew from the panel was the risks faced by lawyers that others – new business models, barristers and the clients themselves – would happily take the work which solicitors were likely to lose because of their unwillingness to embrace new ways of working. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Epiq Systems

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UK eDisclosure-related podcasts with Millnet

Earlier this year, I recorded a set of short podcasts with James Moeskops of Millnet on the subject of predictive coding. They were designed to be accessible and low key, and they seem to have attracted some attention.

In November, we propose to start a new series, this time focusing on the planned reforms taking effect in April 2013 following Lord Justice Jackson’s report. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Millnet

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Charles Skamser – Digital Reef evolves into formidable eDiscovery player following acquisition by TransPerfect

I wrote last night about TransPerfect’s acquisition of processing and ECA company Digital Reef. Here is Charles Skamser’s equally positive impression of the implications.

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Digital Reef

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eDJ Group launches subscription research site eDiscoverymatrix.com

I refer from time to time to the output of the eDJ Group and eDiscovery Journal, increasingly the source of interesting and important coverage of the eDiscovery market.

Barry Murphy’s article attached below announces the launch of eDJ Group’s subscription research site eDiscoverymatrix.com whose purpose is to distribute research reports in a way which allows subscribers to identify at a very granular level the material which relates to their interests. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | eDJ Group

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Huron Legal on law firm pricing

We hear a lot about the need for law firms to consider carefully the basis on which they price the work which they do for clients. We know that the pressure is constantly to reduce fees and we hear much about alternative billing structures, many of which prove on examination to be a disguised version of the old hourly rates.

This paper by Alan Hodgart and John Cussons of Huron Legal in the UK sets out some of the basic principles which lawyers and their clients should focus on in determining how to price their and their lawyers’  work. [More]

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Huron Legal

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“There’s too much data and not enough time” – Nuix launches Enterprise Collection Center

The new Nuix Enterprise Collection Center performs unlimited concurrent collections across large numbers of devices and platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint, hard drives and enterprise file shares.

Nuix CEO Eddie Sheehy is quoted as saying:

“There’s too much data and not enough time, and it is far too expensive to just collect everything and hand it over to the lawyers”.

Published: 5 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Nuix

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Some photographs from Legal IQ in Washington, September 2012

Published: 10 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Conference Report

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Webinar: Reviewing Audio (and Video) Data for Discovery with First Advantage Litigation Consulting – 12 October at 1.00 EST

Todd Mansbridge, VP of Product Management at First Advantage Litigation Consulting and Jeff Schlueter, VP and GM of Legal Markets, Nexidia join forces on 12 October at 1.00 EST to present a webinar about the growing volumes of audio and video data which must be reviewed for eDiscovery / eDisclosure for both litigation and regulatory purposes. [More]

Published: 10 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | First Advantage Litigation Consulting

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About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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