Category Archives: KCura

Standing by early ambitions as kCura changes its name to Relativity

kCura, developer of Relativity, has changed its corporate name to Relativity and its website name to http://www.relativity.com. There are several articles about the rebranding here, and CEO Andrew Sieja’s blog post explaining the change is here. You don’t need me … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting partnership with kCura offers Relativity alongside Ringtail

“Consolidation” in the eDiscovery software and services markets does not have to imply a merger or acquisition. It can also imply a partnership between two companies under which either can offer a broader range of solutions to their respective clients … Continue reading

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Interview: Max Cockerill of Blackdot Solutions talks about Blackdot’s integration with Relativity

One of the strengths of kCura’s Relativity is the flexible home it offers to other companies whose products involve the collection and use of data. An increasing number of niche products are extending their uses, and their user bases, by … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Schmidt of Park IP Translations talks about language management and its use with Relativity

One of the benefits of kCura’s Relativity is the ability it gives to specialist software companies to incorporate their own applications into it in a way which allows them to tap into Relativity’s core strengths. One such speciality is the … Continue reading

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Interview: Damon Goduto of ThreadKM talks about ThreadKM’s integration with Relativity

ThreadKM is a Relativity partner, and I talked to Damon Goduto, VP of Sales at ThreadKM, at Relativity Fest in London. ThreadKM, he said, is a collaboration platform. Its purpose is to get lawyers out of email and into sharing … Continue reading

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Interview: Colin Shepheard of Lineal on the use of analytics in Relativity

One of the dominant themes at Relativity Fest in London (my report on that is here) was the increasing use of Relativity Analytics for solving electronic disclosure problems. While there, I interviewed Colin Shepheard, Director of Project Management at Lineal, … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of kCura interviews Judge Peck on points of International eDiscovery

Among the people on my list for video interviews at Relativity Fest London (I wrote about that here) were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and David Horrigan of kCura. It occurred to me that I could save some time by … Continue reading

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Steven Whitaker, former QBD Senior Master, talks about technology-assisted review and the CPR

When Steven Whitaker was Senior Master in the Queen’s Bench Division, he was responsible for Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire, and for the decision in Goodale v Ministry of Justice which was the first (and until very … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – a rounded eDisclosure conference not just a trade show

As I noted when I wrote about it in advance, kCura’s Relativity Fest London has been moving over the years to become a full-blown eDiscovery / eDisclosure event and not just a platform for launching kCura initiatives and for networking. There … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 17 May: negotiating TAR Protocols

kCura is hosting a webinar on 17 May called Negotiating TAR protocols: 7 questions in-house counsel must ask. The speakers are Phil Favro of the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), Dean Gonsowski of kCura, John Lavinder of DTI, and Amy … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 27 April: putting a leash on the Internet of Things

One of the recurring themes in this blog is the need to be aware of the increasing amount of personal data collected about us every day by our own devices. This, whether we like it or not, is used by … Continue reading

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Interview: Erika Namnath of H5 on how H5 uses Relativity for its clients

I get the opportunity from time to time to talk to people from Relativity partners to find out how they use Relativity to help their clients. H5 is a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner which has long had a very good … Continue reading

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kCura’s London Relativity Fest on 25 April

kCura has organised a London event since 2013. It has had various names since then, most recently the “Relativity Spring Roadshow”, but I was not the only one who always thought of it as Relativity Fest London in line with kCura’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Dilgren of FRONTEO talks about RelativityOne

Richard Dilgren is International Director, Data Science and Strategy, at eDiscovery and analytics company FRONTEO. On the day I interviewed him at Legaltech, FRONTEO and kCura announced that FRONTEO had become a RelativityOne Certified Partner – the press release is here … Continue reading

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Two kCura summaries from Legaltech

kCura is very good at producing summaries of discussions and events both as they occur (usually by tweets from David Horrigan) and by collecting and publishing that instant output in summary form. If I pick two of kCura’s summaries from Legaltech, it … Continue reading

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Data protection, TAR and data security dominate my corner of Legaltech

I have already written short holding post about Legaltech (Not yet my Legaltech report) which includes links to posts by others. This article focuses on my own small corner of this vast event. Oh, and yes, I know it was … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of kCura about user input into Relativity design and about the use of analytics

Nick Robertson is Chief Operating Officer at kCura. In this interview, I ask him about the input of users into the design of Relativity and about the increased use of analytics.   Nick Robertson identified some of the things which … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeffrey Seymour of Morae Legal talks about RelativityOne and corporate cloud adoption

While I was at Relativity Fest, kCura introduced me to Jeffrey Seymour of Morae Legal, and I talked to him about Morae Legal’s work with corporate legal departments and about kCura’s RelativityOne and corporate cloud adoption. Jeffrey Seymour says that … Continue reading

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From pillar to post – the eDiscovery conferences at the end of 2016

If I did not write up each of the conferences and events of the closing months of 2016 as they happened, that is only partly because the end of each one seemed merely to herald the preparations for the next. Aggregating … Continue reading

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Interview: Meribeth Banaschik of Noerr talks about setting up an in-house legal team

Meribeth Banaschik is a US attorney at Noerr LLP in Düsseldorf, Germany. She is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, so she has a wider range of qualifications than most. I interviewed her at kCura’s Relativity Fest in … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Discovery talks about increasing client interest in analytics for eDiscovery

Kelly Atherton is Senior Analytics Review Manager at NightOwl Discovery. I interviewed her at Relativity Fest about her work and about the trends which she is seeing. The interview appears below. Kelly Atherton’s role includes helping to integrate workflows and … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Spencer of Taylor Wessing on choosing and getting approval for the use of technology

Ed Spencer is the associate at Taylor Wessing who took the initiative in proposing the use of predictive coding in the Pyrrho case. He took part in a panel which I moderated at Relativity Fest in Chicago, and I took the … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the differing tests for discovery completeness

Karyn Harty is the partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who fought successfully for the use of predicting coding in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. She was one of the participants in a panel which I moderated at kCura’s Relativity … Continue reading

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Interview: Dan Wyatt of RPC on cooperation in the Pyrrho predictive coding case

At Relativity Fest, I moderated a panel on predictive coding whose members included two of the lawyers on opposite sides in the Pyrrho litigation. The parties to Pyrrho had first debated whether or not to use predictive coding and, then, … Continue reading

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Interview: Loren Harper of Simmons & Simmons on the firm’s use of Relativity

Loren Harper is Head of eDiscovery Solutions at Simmons & Simmons. Simmons was the first law firm outside the US to take Relativity in house and I was interested to hear from Loren Harper about how the firm was using … Continue reading

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INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels on 7-8 November

I am looking forward to taking part once again in the INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress on 7-8 November 2016. This event, originally set up in Prague by the engaging Frederick Gyebi-Ababio, is taking place in Brussels for the second year … Continue reading

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Coming in to land at my desk shortly

Tired after a series of long flights for short events, I recently suggested to my wife that I might not attend one of the big annual US eDiscovery events. “But they’ll all think you’re dead or retired”, she said. She … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of kCura on predictive coding, GDPR and other Relativity Fest attractions

I caught up with David Horrigan at ILTA. He is eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura and gets involved in that capacity in planning for the legal practice sessions at Relativity Fest. This interview is about those sessions. … Continue reading

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Welcome for a law school eDisclosure course at the QMUL School of Law

The disclosure of documents has always been at the heart of litigation in common law countries. It is not just a procedural requirement with its own strict rules but the source of the evidence and facts on which cases turn. … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about helping Relativity users find the functions they need

When I interviewed Dean Gonsowski, VP, Business Development at kCura I asked him about kCura’s educational initiatives. Dean Gonsowski said that there is a “consumption gap” between the available tools and what some users are actually doing. There are, for example, an … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery at Relativity Fest

There is, of course, much more happening at kCura’s Relativity Fest than technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery, the two things referred to in my heading. That’s just what I am participating in – there are more than 85 sessions in all … Continue reading

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Judge Peck declines to order a party to use TAR. What would an English judge have done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City. I think that an English court would have made the order in analogous circumstances. I … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest 2016 early bird registration includes the cost of a Relativity exam

The early bird registration rate of $950 for Relativity Fest remains open until 30 June. That price includes the cost of one Relativity exam as well as access to the many technical, legal and practical sessions. On top of that, there … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 20 June: Mid-year briefing: 2016 data discovery case law

kCura is presenting a webinar on 20 June at 1:00pm ET whose purpose is to review data discovery case law at the half year point. Judicial decisions continue to shape the practice of law. 2015 brought the US yet further … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about the increasing role of clients in the management of eDiscovery

I have known Dean Gonsowski seemingly for ever as he combines business development with user and market education. He is now VP, Business Development at kCura, and I interviewed him at LegalTech New York about his role, and about changing … Continue reading

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Pyrrho, GDPR, banking compliance and US-UK differences at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

I have written about the Relativity Spring Roadshow and linked to the products announced at it. I turn now to the four sessions which preceded CEO Andrew Sieja’s keynote. I will not try and summarise each of the panels, not … Continue reading

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Panel sessions supplement the product announcements at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London

We marvelled last year that kCura assembled an audience of 490 for its London Spring Roadshow. This year, more than 600 people assembled for what is kCura’s biggest event apart from Relativity Fest. Part of that increase reflects growing take-up … Continue reading

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Information management, investigations, compliance and eDiscovery in London on 18 to 19 May

The conference brand previously known as Information Governance and eDiscovery or, more colloquially, just “IQPC”, is this year called IICE – Information Management. Investigations. Compliance. EDiscovery. It takes place in London on 18 and 19 May and, as its predecessors … Continue reading

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Conversations on privacy and Pyrrho at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

kCura’s Relativity Spring Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel London. I have already written about it, but thought it worth observing that the Industry Sessions programme is now published in its full form and … Continue reading

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Relativity Spring Roadshow in London on 3 May

Last year’s London Relativity Spring Roadshow was probably the largest single gathering of eDiscovery providers and users seen in the UK. This year’s Roadshow, taking place on 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, will probably be even larger. Along … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of kCura talks about Relativity as a platform and about the Relativity Academic Program

Nick Robertson is VP of Product Marketing at kCura. I saw him at Legaltech, and took the opportunity to ask him about two subjects which are important to kCura – the concept of Relativity as a platform, and kCura’s Academic … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 4 April: The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies

kCura, developers of the Relativity eDiscovery software, are presenting a webinar on 4 April with the title The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies. The relevant law which is discussed will be primarily that of the United States, but … Continue reading

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The case of the missing week

Looking at this week’s output, you wouldn’t know I spent almost the whole of last weekend drafting stuff for publication. The biggest of the resulting articles (because it has a long-term purpose) was my account of Recommind’s panel session Predictive … Continue reading

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kCura buys Content Analyst to enhance Relativity Analytics

kCura’s has acquired Content Analyst, developers of the CAAT® analytics engine which kCura has long used to drive the analytics in Relativity. If this tells us something about kCura’s ambitions, it also emphasises the growing importance of analytics in eDiscovery. kCura’s own … Continue reading

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Interview: Bruce Markowitz of Evolver at Relativity Fest

Bruce Markowitz is the VP for Legal Services at Evolver. Evolver is a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner, and I had the opportunity to talk to Bruce Markowitz at Relativity Fest. I asked him first why he goes to Relativity Fest; … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan, Legal Content Director at kCura

At the tail end of last summer, I had the opportunity to talk to David Horrigan, General Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. I asked him first what his plans were for education in his new role. David Horrigan … Continue reading

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Education and cross-border eDiscovery at kCura’s Relativity Fest

Yes, I know it has been weeks since kCura’s Relativity Fest in Chicago, but that was the first of a series of events, each of which got in the way of reporting on the last. I gave a brief summary … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest interview: Hytham Aly of Altep talks about being a Relativity database administrator

When I was at kCura’s Relativity Fest in Chicago in October, I took the opportunity to speak to some of the people who use Relativity in different capacities. One was Hytham Aly, a database administrator at Altep, a Relativity Orange … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference in Dublin on 13 November

I spoke last year at an eDiscovery conference organised by LaTouche Training at Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin. The event was a success, and is being repeated this year, on Friday 13 November at the same venue. Its website is … Continue reading

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More on Schrems as panic gives way to constructive thought

As anticipated, there has been a lot of comment on the implications for safe harbour and for data transfers to the US following this week’s decision in Schrems. I wrote briefly about it here, deliberately avoiding substantive comment, and there … Continue reading

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Sessions, speakers and Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest 2015

kCura’s Relativity Fest is taking place in Chicago from 11 to 14 October. I will be there, making some videos and taking part in a panel called Cross-border challenges in a changing world along with David Horrigan of kCura and … Continue reading

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Wide range of subjects and speakers at InSig2 Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels in October

Lawtech Europe Congress, rebranded as InSig2 Lawtech 2015, has hitherto taken place in Prague. This year it moves to Brussels, taking place at the Management Centre Europe on 26-27 October 2015. There are two keynote speakers. The first is by … Continue reading

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kCura webinar on 24 June: Second Requests demystified: using assistive review in HSR filings

HSR stands for Hart-Scott-Rodino and to the Antitrust Improvements Act which bears these names. The act requires companies to file detailed information in certain circumstances with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice who might then request further … Continue reading

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kCura launches Relativity 9.2 at its Spring Roadshow in London

I was one of around 350 guests at kCura’s Relativity Spring Launch in London last week. Before saying anything about the event or the product, I should note that an assembly of this size with a sole focus on eDiscovery / eDisclosure (never … Continue reading

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Cut off in the country

I was away last week, which is why there were no posts, no updates to my Rebelmouse news pages, and few tweets. We were at the far end of Worcestershire, in a large house which had been taken by a … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems grows its eDiscovery managed services by acquiring Iris Data Services

Although I cannot claim to have predicted that Epiq Systems would buy Iris Data Services, it is one of those acquisitions whose logic seems entirely obvious as soon as it is reported. Epiq has long shown inventiveness and consistency in … Continue reading

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Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest

kCura’s Relativity Fest takes place this year between 11 and 14 October in Chicago. kCura has announced the 2015 competition for the Relativity Innovation Awards, open to customers who are building outstanding applications and integrations on top of the Relativity … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference agenda focuses on non-conventional data sources

In offering you the agenda of the Third Annual Electronic Discovery Conference at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, I am not seeking to encourage you to attend – you will have to run, since it takes … Continue reading

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kCura London launch May 2014

kCura held its Spring Launch party in London in May 2014. CEO Andrew Sieja took us through the new features of Relativity 8.2, demo stations allowed visual explanations, and there was a good party. I wrote about it here. Below … Continue reading

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Launch of the Information Governance Initiative

The most interesting topic of discussion at LegalTech 2014 was not some new technology nor the proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but the launch of the Information Governance Initiative. That is certainly not to dismiss the … Continue reading

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EDiscovery leaders and career opportunities highlighted by US legal publications

Electronic Discovery / eDisclosure is a new discipline. It has passed the Wild West stage but it is still new enough and small enough that the contribution of its founding members can be recognised with the perspective of time. Three … Continue reading

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Steve Couling of kCura turns sweat into cancer support

Steve Couling represents kCura in the UK and Europe. I knew him for a long time without realising that he engages in extremely arduous challenges for charity. Steve is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and his fund-raising page, Couling’s … Continue reading

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Cicayda, kCura and Huron Legal in one trip – 3 – Relativity Fest and Huron Legal in Chicago

This is the third of three posts in which I tell of a trip to Nashville and Chicago in October with my son William. I took part in events or meetings with the three companies named in my title – … Continue reading

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Welcome to Iris Data Services as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

IRIS Data Services, a Kansas-based eDiscovery services provider with a world-wide footprint, has now opened in London. I am very pleased to welcome Iris as the latest sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. IRIS was established in 2007 by President … Continue reading

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Cicayda, kCura and Huron Legal in one trip – Part 2 – with Cicayda in Nashville

This is the second part of my account of a trip to the US in October. My son William and I went to Nashville and Chicago where I took part in events or meetings with the three companies named in … Continue reading

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Cicayda, kCura and Huron Legal in one trip – Part 1: setting the scene

I was not intending to go to the US in October. September included a trip to Hong Kong and a holiday. October had several UK engagements in it as well as a conference in Prague. The potential US events – … Continue reading

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Bringing the right tools and methods to the eDiscovery madness

There are, we know, still many lawyers using some rather basic tools to undertake eDiscovery exercises. Adam Rubinger of NightOwl Discovery, in an article called A Method to the Madness tells of organisations using spreadsheets and emails to collect and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong (again) with Epiq and pending events with iCONECT, Cicayda and kCura

I have just been back to Hong Kong, this time to moderate a panel of litigation lawyers brought together by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business and by Epiq Systems. Epiq’s Celeste Kemper was in the chair. Our agenda was cut … Continue reading

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Breaking the dam: barristers moving in to eDisclosure

There are over 3,800 words here, in a detailed report on Legal IQ’s Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit, so bring coffee and a comfortable chair. If you don’t have time for that, the message can be reduced to a few … Continue reading

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Getting to know you: the importance of personal relationships in choosing eDisclosure providers

An eDiscovery software event in London gives me the excuse to revisit a point which I made when I first met kCura’s CEO Andrew Sieja, one which applies beyond any one provider and to the whole business of choosing eDisclosure … Continue reading

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A representative selection of sessions at the IQPC London Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit

I avoid lists, on the whole. Apart from the fact that one can sense the readers bleeding away, there is always the risk of omitting somebody or something, or of appearing to give an unintended priority to one thing rather … Continue reading

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DOJ eDiscovery Director speaking in London this week

Amongst the many interesting contributors to the IQPC Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit taking place in London from 14 to 16 May is Allison Stanton, Director of eDiscovery, FOIA and Records for the Civil Division of the US Department of … Continue reading

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Blog posts on eDiscovery | eDisclosure in January 2013

Here is a list of the 58 blog posts published in January 2013 on my Commentary Blog and Updates Blog. They got 9,464 page views between them. As mentioned in a recent post, the web site has been smartened up … Continue reading

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The end of an era: law firms, eDiscovery, Susskind, the year 1599, dinosaurs, and a yellow scooter

Sometimes one gets the sense of being tangibly at the end of an era – the door is closing and, perhaps, others are opening. I felt like that, quite suddenly, on my way to LegalTech in New York a few … Continue reading

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The Jackson Reforms encourage proportionate eDisclosure / eDiscovery in any jurisdiction

I am taking part in a panel discussion at LegalTech next week with Integreon and kCura on the subject of the Jackson Reforms. We will emphasise that the rule changes generally reflect duties to which lawyers are subject anyway, and … Continue reading

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Reed Smith: 6 reasons to Insource Litigation Support

A lot of what I write suggests to law firms that their clients’ interests and, indeed, their own, may lie in delegating much of their eDiscovery / eDisclosure function to others. I usually link this to Professor Richard Susskind’s observation … Continue reading

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Blog posts on eDiscovery | eDisclosure in December 2012

Here is a list of my blog posts of December 2012 on eDiscovery / eDisclosure and related matters. After several months of experiments, I have abandoned my Google Plus page for my short eDiscovery posts in favour of a second … Continue reading

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Applying science to the validation of technology-assisted review

Dr David Grossman is Associate Director of the Georgetown Information Retrieval Library and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has recently written a paper called Measuring and Validating the Effectiveness of Relativity Assisted … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to end November 2012

This post summarises the posts on my Google Plus page during November 2012. I gave up on Google Plus after that for reasons given in my post here, and set up a new updates blog. A different form of index … Continue reading

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A Hong Kong eDiscovery snapshot in the company of Epiq Systems

On the surface, my area of professional interest looks pretty narrow. When I launched the eDisclosure Information Project, its proposed scope was implied by the word “eDisclosure” – only the civil jurisdiction of England and Wales uses the term “disclosure”, and … Continue reading

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The use of technology in regulatory investigations

Hobs Legal Docs was the sponsor of an interesting article in The Lawyer recently which emphasised the need to use technology to respond quickly to regulatory demands. Those who find themselves overwhelmed by the timetables for eDisclosure / eDiscovery in … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs and Relativity maximise the value of the clients’ own eDisclosure review

How much work should the clients put into their own eDisclosure / eDiscovery? We express caution at the idea that the clients should collect their own data, largely because of the risk that they will damage its integrity in the … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 29 September

I was at a Washington conference for much of the week ending 22 September and the updates for that week are correspondingly reduced in number. This selection covers two weeks’ of my Google+ updates. Some of them relate to webinars … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to 9 September 2012

This adopts my experimental new format which bundles my Google Plus posts for a period (not necessarily a fixed period) and makes their text available here, together with links to the G+ posts, to the source and to some of … Continue reading

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Proportionality and a choice of technology from Hobs Legal Docs

Recent posts by Hobs Legal Docs remind us that the problems raised by e-Disclosure are resolved by adherence to principles like proportionality as well as by the selection of appropriate technology. You don’t need scientific proof (though it exists, apparently) … Continue reading

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Seeing rather too much of London this week

Fate is usually kind enough to give me spaces between the big events and time enough to write them up before the next one. Fate has not been so kind this week: with two major events yet unreported (Hong Kong … Continue reading

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kCura White Paper: workflow for computer-assisted review in Relativity

kCura has released a short and clear white paper called Understanding the Components of Computer-Assisted Review and the Workflow that Ties Them Together. It has a short foreword from Katey Wood at ESG which takes as its starting point that … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs takes Relativity and makes a senior appointment

London-based litigation and document management provider Hobs Legal Docs has made two significant announcements whilst I have been on my travels. The first was the appointment of Patrick Rowan as Sales Director and as a Board Director of Hobs Legal Docs Ltd. … Continue reading

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Something for everyone at IQPC’s Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit

If you want a rounded account of IQPC’s successful Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit in London this week, this is not the place to find it. I was involved in five events over the three days and spent most of … Continue reading

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Reed Smith chooses Equivio Zoom for Predictive Coding and Analytics and Relativity for Review

Since both Equivio and Relativity sponsor the work of the eDisclosure Information Project, I am necessarily interested in reports of their big sales. I do not, however, write about every success on the part of those who fund what I … Continue reading

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Relativity – channelling the enthusiasm at kCura

kCura’s growth prompts thoughts about how companies and industries (and empires and whole civilisations come to that) start and grow, and how they must keep moving forward to stay at the top. The accepted wisdom, promoted by Gartner in its … Continue reading

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Recent eDiscovery Posts on Google Plus

Arguments continue as to the value of Google Plus as a FaceBook rival. I don’t much care about that, only about its ability to attract wider audiences. It is working for me (well, something is) and I continue to put … Continue reading

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Digital Reef adds Predictive Priority, enhances Relativity integration and opens its processing power to LSPs

Digital Reef is offering legal service providers the opportunity to make use of its SaaS processing and early case assessment tools on a revenue sharing basis.  This should help LSPs who find themselves with more work than they can handle … Continue reading

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Equivio near duplicate and e-mail threads integrated into Relativity

Equivio and kCura have got in ahead of the LegalTech announcements flurry by launching an Equivio tab In Relativity. “Integration” means just that – Relativity users access Equivio’s analytic functionality without either they or the data leaving Relativity. The words … 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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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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IQPC Munich eDiscovery themes recur around the world

I was not sorry when my plane’s wheels touched down at Heathrow on my return from IQPC’s Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich on Wednesday night, bringing to an end 28,000 miles of eDiscovery travel in six weeks. A … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems Solutions Showcase in London on 8 November

Epiq Systems is holding an E-Disclosure /  E-Discovery Solutions Showcase at the Barbican in London at 4.30pm on 8 November. Its title is The Power of Options, which seems appropriate for an event which includes several leading software solutions as … Continue reading

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kCura Relativity Ecosystem Apps and on-line User Support are good marketing

I spent part of the weekend wandering around the websites of various litigation software providers (we do have fun on Sundays here). I was actually in search of quotations to support (or undermine, as the case may be) a proposition … Continue reading

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