One of the complaints about law schools, even in the US, is that they do not equip their students to understand the importance either of electronic discovery or of the use of technology in legal practice.
One US law school is remedying that in the most practical way possible, by entering into an arrangement with a provider of eDiscovery software and services which will give the students practical and hands-on experience.
Discovery software and services company Cicayda has announced the opening of the eDiscovery Institute and review center at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in partnership with Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
Whilst on the subject of Cicayda, here is an article of 14 August by Marc Jenkins called Because it’s There.
The title is derived from two feats of the 1950s, the scaling of Everest and the first sub-four-minute mile. In the course of weaving a connection between these events and Cicayda’s approach to electronic discovery, Marc Jenkins gives a summary of the progress which Cicayda has made, in its software, its funding and its staffing, in the short but interesting period of its existence.
I spent some time at ILTA with Marc, with Cicayda’s CTO Jason Cox and with CEO Roe Frazer. I passed up the offered demo of Cicayda’s new review application, reprise in favour of a discussion about Cicayda’s ambitions and about the significant steps which has taken over the year to achieve them. I can have demos any time over the web, and Jason gives particularly good ones. The opportunity to have these discussions is rather harder to come by and much appreciated.