Short eDiscovery updates to 27 October 2012

This is a summary of the posts about eDiscovery / eDisclosure on my Google Plus page between 21 and 28 October 2012. Those which relate to webinars etc which have now passed may lead to blind links. Where I know of a new address for a downloadable version I have given it.

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Guidance Software webinar: Five Best Practices in eDiscovery Readiness

I have referred before to this webinar which was broadcast on 16 October. Its premise is it that it is not a question of “if”, but “when”  – in today’s business environment, you will eventually have to respond to a request for information, disclosure or discovery.

I am one of the speakers. The other is Patrick Burke, Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software. We describe the issues which can arise. the benefits of preparation, and make five suggestions of best practices for eDiscovery readiness.

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Guidance Software |

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New Master of the Rolls shows his support for the Jackson reforms

The Lawyer carries a report of a speech by Dyson MR demonstrating his commitment, as newly-installed Master of the Rolls, to the Jackson reforms.

The bulk of the article concerns the cost management regime which is due to come into force in April 2013. Those interviewed for the article take the view that lawyers are already quantifying in advance the prospective costs of litigation and that the new regime will not impose significant new burdens on them. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source |

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Recommind’s Axcelerate Unlimited offers control of total cost of ownership of eDiscovery

One often hears that clients are interested only in getting the lowest price for their eDiscovery exercises. This may be true of some, but  few of them would admit that quality is not an equally important component in the selection of software.  Cheapness comes at a price, paid either in a subsequent need to redo all or part of the exercise or in sanctions or some other court punishment for defects or in the reputational hits which derive from getting it wrong. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Recommind

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EDiscovery Journal compares enthusiasm for eDiscovery education and eDiscovery certification

An eDiscovery Journal article by Barry Murphy compares levels of  enthusiasm for eDiscovery education with that for eDiscovery certification.  Few argue with the need for education, with more than 98% replying in the affirmative to a question about its necessity.

Only 55% of respondents believe that good eDiscovery certification programs currently exist.  Barry’s conclusion is that “eDiscovery certifications do not accelerate career speedometers…. [But] serve to showcase a candidate intellectual and professional curiosity”.

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | eDiscovery Journal

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Epiq Systems expands Kansas headquarters

Epiq Systems is spending about $7.5 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Kansas City by 20,000 ft.². The expansion will allow the addition of 80 jobs at the HQ, bringing the total headcount in Kansas to 200 people.

Epiq employs 1,000 people in the US, an increasing number of whom are work on the eDiscovery side of the business.

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Epiq Systems

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Michael Pontrelli appointed as a Managing Director at Huron Legal

Michael Pontrelli, whom I last met when he was ay Applied Discovery, has been appointed a managing director in the Huron Legal practice.

Pontrelli will work with Huron’s clients on information management challenges ranging from proactive records management to collection, processing, hosting, review and production of large amounts of data. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Huron Legal

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First Advantage Litigation Consulting expands New York review centre

The metaphorical ink is barely dry on my two reports of expansion in Europe by First Advantage Litigation Consulting when a further press release arrives announcing the expansion of FADV’s managed review centre in New York.

The last two announcements related to new offices and hosting facilities in Zürich and in Frankfurt. Each of these facilities has a local purpose, but the real benefit to First Advantage and its clients lies in the ability to manage projects which span jurisdictions and continents. Much of the eDiscovery and review work in Europe originates from US litigation or from regulatory demands by US authorities. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

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

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Slaughter and May takes Decisiv Search from Recommind

Those of us whose focus is on eDiscovery / eDisclosure think of Recommind mainly for its eDiscovery software Axcelerate, and particularly for its predictive coding technology.

Recommind’s origins, in fact, are in knowledge management, with a special expertise in the requirements of law firms and legal departments. Decisiv Search gives Slaughter and May a search facility across all its know-how, intranet content and library sources and can be accessed from the firm’s document management system to highlight text in Word or Outlook relevant to a know-how enquiry. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Recommind

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Guidance Software EnCase Forensic 7.05 helps investigators find more evidence faster

Why does speed matter in forensic examinations? Well, for one thing, volumes of data are increasing in size at a time when legal  and investigations departments are required to keep their costs down. The faster the exercise can be done, the fewer the human resources needed to keep on top of the workload. [More]

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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Summation Roadshow comes to London on 25 October

AccessData has been touring the world with its Summation Roadshow, aimed at demonstrating the completely revamped Summation line of eDiscovery products.

The London show is on Thursday 25 October at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL from 08.30am to 12.30pm.

Published: 22 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | AccessData

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FTI and Inside Counsel Webinar – Predictive Discovery: Taking Predictive Coding out of the “Black Box”

The suggestion that predictive coding is some kind of “black box” is one of the more pernicious ideas to bedevil eDiscovery / eDisclosure. Those who resist the use of technology have various fears and, in some cases, motives, for doing so, and “black box” is an easy label to justify their attitude.

The fears must be addressed, of course, and Inside Counsel and FTI Technology bring a strong team to that task in a webinar to be given on 24 October at 1pm ET /10am PT. [More]

Published: 23 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | FTI Technology

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Nuix webinar on 25 October: A Deep Dive into Nuix Enterprise Collection Center

I have reported elsewhere on the launch of the new Nuix Enterprise Collection Center, whose name pretty well describes what it does.

On 25 October at 1pm EST Nuix presents a 30 minute webinar called A Deep Dive into Nuix Enterprise Collection Centre presented by Nuix collections experts John Bargiel, Nuix Technical Director and Jaime Florence, Nuix Director of Collections Technology. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

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FTI Consulting announces Predictive Discovery Solution

One of the few technology demonstrations which I attended at ILTA  was of Ringtail 8, the latest iteration of FTI Technology’s long-standing review application. The tagline for this release is EDiscovery Never Looked So Good, and what I saw measured up to this description.

One might perhaps take for granted that any Ringtail release will be technically sophisticated, but much of the development effort has clearly gone to usability and in making the software attractive to look at – something which matters very much to people who have to look at it all day every day. What stood out in particular was the ability to flip between the list view and the analytics view of the same dataset. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | FTI Technology

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CY4OR joins DLA Piper on protecting confidential information – 25 October

DLA Piper has produced a research paper called Protecting confidential information: trends and tactics for today’s employer.  Confidential information is a business asset which is simultaneously increasingly valuable and increasingly portable.  Technology developments designed to ease the flow of information around and between organisations are equally the conduits for the release of a company’s secrets, know-how and all the other things which go to make up confidential information. Once outside the organisation, it can be widely disseminated in seconds. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | CY4OR

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Huron Legal founder reflects on the business of law

It is ten years since Huron Legal’s founder, Shahzad Bashir, noted a vacuum in the advice then available to general counsel. They could go to their lawyers for advice on specific subjects, projects or transactions, but no one was offering consultancy on how to run an internal legal department or a law firm.

Huron Legal’s ambition was to fill that vacuum, as they have done successfully over the ensuing decade. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Huron Legal

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Guidance Software webinar on 25 October:  The Jackson Reforms and Five Best Practices in eDiscovery readiness

What is the connection between the April 2013 reforms to the UK eDisclosure rules and best practices in eDisclosure readiness? The answer lies in the requirements already placed on lawyers, and to be enhanced next year, to find out about their clients’ computer systems, data and documents and to be able to discuss them with opponents and the court.

This obligation arises before the first case management conference and, amongst other things, forms the basis for budgets which will be required under the new cost management rules. Lawyers will need to be well informed and will look to their clients for the information needed to conduct the discussions. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software

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Chasing bad debts invites malpractice claims – the merits of the English costs recovery system

Sharon Nelson, in an article called Should E-Discovery Vendors Sue Their Deadbeat Clients? considers the implications of suing to recover old debts – a counterclaim follows inevitably, the insurers’ lawyers advise settlement, and premiums go up.

Sharon observes that the English system of costs recovery – the loser paying the much of the costs of the winner – would reduce the incentive to run unmeritorious. [More]

Published: 24 October 2012

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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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