I have referred before to the series of webinars being run by Equivio called Predictive Coding Minus the Hype.
The second of these will take place on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 12:00pm EDT. It will be given by Conor, R Crowley, Esq., who is one of the most lucid speakers I know on a range of subjects, including predictive coding. You can register for this webinar here.
In the webinar, called Legal Aspects of Predictive Coding, Conor Crowley will:
- Analyse the line of cases from Da Silva Moore to Biomet which provide guidance on the use of predictive coding in civil discovery and will examine why its use was deemed appropriate or not.
- Discuss the role of agreed-upon protocols and the need for disclosure of both the process used and results achieved.
- Examine cooperation and transparency in the context of predictive coding, considering both the Rules of Civil Procedure and Sedona Principle 6.
Not every speaker warrants my prediction that he or she will be simultaneously interesting and informative. Conor Crowley does, and my guess is that he will cover much more than appears on the bare list of advertised topics. Amongst the subjects on which he has written in the past, for example, is the duty of competence in eDiscovery (I wrote about his article here). Whether or not that subject features in his Equivio webinar, you cannot speak or write about predictive coding without the sub-text of lawyer competence.