Category Archives: eDiscovery

Judge Peck and former Senior Master Whitaker discuss eDiscovery vs eDisclosure in the US and UK

So far as I am aware, there is no competition to find the most regular participant in panels and webinars devoted to cross-border discovery and the comparative requirements of the US and UK. If there was such a contest, I would … Continue reading

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The future of money and data at the Singapore Technology Law Conference 2015

My main reason for attending the Global Technology Law Conference 2015 in Singapore at the end of June was to moderate the closing judicial panel. As the conference title implies, its scope was much wider than pure eDiscovery and my … Continue reading

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CEIC 2015 – forensics, eDiscovery and cybersecurity all in one place

Guidance Software’s long-running annual event CEIC will henceforth be known as Enfuse. My account below of the 2015 show was written before that news broke – I held it back so that I could include links to some of the … Continue reading

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Distracting a lawyer’s attention with your little hammer

My article of yesterday talked about the good sense in getting to know the things which trigger antipathy among potential buyers, in this case of eDiscovery / eDisclosure software. I linked to an post of mine which included this paragraph about … Continue reading

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Getting the eDiscovery / eDisclosure terminology right when selling to lawyers

Huron Legal has republished the useful article called eDiscovery / eDisclosure in the EU  written for ILTA by Jonathan Maas of Huron Legal and Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy. It begins with a guide to what “Europe” is, aimed … Continue reading

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Roger Angarita of Guidance Software talks about EnCase 8

Roger Angarita is Director of Product Management at Guidance Software. In this interview, I ask him about to tell me about some of the features and benefits of the forthcoming release of EnCase 8. As Roger Angarita makes clear, EnCase … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 21 August: Summation and FTK: streamline your eDiscovery and investigation needs

AccessData is producing a webinar on Friday 21 August at 10.00am Mountain Daylight Time with the title Summation and FTK: streamline your eDiscovery and investigation needs. You can read about Summation here and about FTK here. An article published recently … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar with the Information Governance Initiative on 13 August

The Information Governance Initiative is a vendor-neutral organisation whose purpose is to encourage the adoption of information governance practices and technologies. Software company ZyLAB is an active Charter supporter of the IGI. The IGI will shortly publish the survey results from … Continue reading

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Metadata matters in eDisclosure / eDiscovery. But what is it?

An article by Cicayda’s Aaron Vick asks the question “What is metadata?”. Those in the UK who might hope that the question is irrelevant to them might first count the number of times the word “metadata” turns up in the practice … Continue reading

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Useful lessons from a Nuix webinar on email archives

I don’t know about you, but my heart doesn’t exactly race at the thought of listening for an hour to a webinar on email archives. On the face of it, email archives fall into the category known as “worthy but … Continue reading

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CYFOR helping clients with swaps claims

I was away for part of July and missed an article by eDiscovery and forensics experts CYFOR about work they are doing to help clients involved in swap / interest rate hedging product disputes. The article by eDisclosure consultant Lydia … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services: corporate involvement in eDiscovery, TAR implementations and eDiscovery managed services

Gabriela Baron, Esq. is Senior Vice President at Xerox Litigation Services. Xerox Litigation Services offers a range of eDiscovery solutions including software, services and consulting increasingly (as we will see below) to corporate clients. Its software includes the Viewpoint Software, OmniX … Continue reading

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 UBIC acquires EvD, Inc. to fortify its expansion in the US market

eDiscovery company UBIC originated in Japan and quickly established a niche for its specialist skills in handling Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages in line with the expansion of trade between those countries and the US. Its eDiscovery software Lit i … Continue reading

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Interviewing Chad McManamy about Guidance Software’s 2015 Second Annual eDiscovery Survey

In this video, I interview Chad McManamy, VP of eDiscovery at Guidance Software. The main topic of our discussion was Guidance Software’s 2015 Second Annual eDiscovery Survey which collected answers from nearly 100 in-house legal departments and eDiscovery service providers … Continue reading

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Philip Favro of Recommind interviews English barrister Gordon Exall

It is easy for eDiscovery people to treat the management of litigation documents as an end in itself, overlooking or ignoring the fact that discovery is one of many components of litigation. It is also easy (I get eloquent about … Continue reading

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Interview with Judge Dory Reiling of the Amsterdam District Court

Judge Dory Reiling of the Amsterdam District Court is a well-known advocate of the use of technology to help both lawyers and courts deliver justice efficiently and at an acceptable cost. Among many other things at the frontiers between law … Continue reading

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Jeff Guttman of UBIC talks about the human element in eDiscovery software design

Jeff Guttman is Director of Managed Review Operations at TechLaw Solutions, a UBIC company. I caught up with him at the IQPC eDiscovery and Information Governance Summit in London in May and asked him what he was thinking about after … Continue reading

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Patrick Heim of Dropbox talks about the trust and security expected from cloud services providers

Patrick Heim is Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox. Dropbox has a partnership arrangement with Guidance Software, and I interviewed Patrick Heim at Guidance Software’s CEIC 2015 in Las Vegas. For many of us, Dropbox is an invaluable tool, … 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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Reminder: Guidance Software webinar on 30 July – Inside Counsel Takes Control: The 2015 E-Discovery Survey

I have already written about the Guidance Software webinar due to take place on 30 July at 11.00am PDT with the title Inside Counsel Takes Control: The 2015 E-Discovery Survey. A blog post from Guidance Software called Panel of Experts … Continue reading

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Iris, Nuix and Recommind are winners at ALM Legaltech LTN Innovation Awards

I was preparing to go away when news broke of the award winners in ALM’s 2015 LTN Innovation awards, and so come to them rather late. IRIS Data Services won the award for Best eDiscovery Managed Services Provider with it’s … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 28 July: eDiscovery best practices when dealing with email archives

On 28 July, Nuix is presenting a webinar called eDiscovery best practices when dealing with email archives. It it addresses a problem faced by many organisations: very large volumes of email are gathered over many years; they are the source … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery sales director in London

APT Search, which specialises in recruitment for eDiscovery / eDisclosure posts, is looking for someone to take the role of eDiscovery sales director for an international client. The successful applicant will become part of the client’s international business development team. … Continue reading

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FTI Technology webinar on 16 July: the art of cooperation: helping mitigate FCPA investigation fallout

Craig Earnshaw, London-based senior managing director at FTI Technology, is one of the speakers at a webinar run by Compliance Week on 16 July at 2:00pm ET. It is called the Art of cooperation: helping mitigate FCPA investigation fallout. In … Continue reading

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Major Baisden of Iris Data Services talks about the Iris fixed price model for eDiscovery

Iris Data Services offers fixed prices for eDiscovery matters together with a managed services model which is designed to allow corporations and their lawyers to focus on the issues, the strategy and tactics of a dispute or investigation. In this … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services – eDiscovery Down Under

Rachel Teisch, VP of Marketing at Xerox Litigation Services, is establishing a pattern of writing short helpful articles about different jurisdictions which are designed to give a brief summary of the most important factors applicable in each. Her article from … Continue reading

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The European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) uses ZyLAB to uncover fraud

The European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and other irregular activity affecting the EU budget. In 2014, OLAF investigated 1,417 allegations of possible fraud. It uses ZyLAB’s technology, and in particular its search … Continue reading

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Guidance Software webinar on 30 July: Inside counsel takes control – 2015 eDiscovery survey

Earlier this year, Guidance Software undertook a survey aimed at identifying trends in the management of eDiscovery, cybersecurity, information governance and other issues. The questions were aimed at finding out what subjects were of increasing importance, and how they were … Continue reading

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Jason R. Baron: why companies should pay attention to growing data volumes and to analytics

Jason R. Baron is Of Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath and Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative. He was a keynote speaker at the LawTech Europe Congress in Prague last year, where he gave us many good reasons why … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for a review manager in London

APT Search, who specialise in eDiscovery / eDisclosure recruitment, are seeking someone to take the role of management review leader / review manager based in London. The successful applicant will have a legal background and at least seven years’ experience … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar on 30 June: eDiscovery-proof your email archive

ZyLAB is presenting a webinar on Tuesday 30 June at 1:00 PM EDT with the title eDiscovery-proof your email archive. There is not much room for dispute about the importance of maintaining an email archive of messages needed to meet … Continue reading

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Recommind eDisclosure webinar: powering through investigations from LIBOR to FIFA

Those whose work consists only of litigation, of whatever size, generally think that the eDisclosure burdens placed on them are onerous. Those burdens, and in particular the timelines, can look pretty relaxed when compared with what has to be done, … 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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Contrasting “that whole truth and justice approach that us Yanks have” with the rest of the world. Really?

Those who skim articles rather than read them might conclude that this post is anti-US in tone. It is not – half my audience comes from the US and I am interested in balanced views not competing claims for purity. … Continue reading

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Part 2 of iCONECT white paper: 4 reasons why they say you shouldn’t use predictive review

I wrote here about a webinar produced by iCONECT, makers of the iCONECT-XERA review platform, in which iCONECT addresses some of the reasons – excuses may be a better word – which lawyers give for not using predictive review. That webinar … Continue reading

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See what you’ve been missing on FTI Technology’s new website

A little way down the home page on its new website, FTI Technology has an unrecognisable blotch of pixels with the tagline “See what you’ve been missing…”. As you scroll past it, the pixels resolve into the face of a … Continue reading

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An interview with US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck is a tireless promoter of eDiscovery best practices. Although best known for his Da Silva Moore and Rio Tinto Opinions on the use of technology-assisted review, he is authoritative also on subjects as diverse as … Continue reading

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Bob Tennant of Recommind on a Bloomberg panel: What does the future of work look like?

Bob Tennant, CEO of Recommind, was one of the panel members at a discussion at the recent Bloomberg Technology Conference. Whether one likes it or not, technology is increasingly performing functions with the potential to replace humans, and the subject … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery solutions sales executive in London

Specialist eDiscovery / eDisclosure recruiter APT Search is seeking to recruit a sales executive based in London on behalf of a company offering eDiscovery solutions to leading law firms. The requirements include a “vast working knowledge of the disclosure” and … Continue reading

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Alex Dunstan-Lee of Navigant explains the importance of the “people side” of doing an eDisclosure exercise

It is not just the technology and not just the price which matters when lawyers are choosing a provider of eDisclosure services. Lawyers have moved beyond seeing eDisclosure as just things on screens, and appreciate the people who are doing … Continue reading

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Crossing borders back from Hong Kong

In case you wonder why this blog has fallen silent, it is because I am in Hong Kong for the 7th Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Cross-Border and Data Protection Programme. That is a fairly intensive programme – a packed … Continue reading

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iCONECT: dashboards, predictive power, robots and nominations

A recent webinar by iCONECT was called, provocatively, Are you ready to trust your next review to robots? I missed it because it coincided with a big event in London, but it is available as a recorded download, with other … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar today: selecting the right eDiscovery solution for your company

eDiscovery software and consulting company ZyLAB is producing a webinar today, 4 June, at 1:00pm ET, with the title Selecting the right eDiscovery solution for your company. The word “solution” in this context implies both the software selected for the … Continue reading

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APT Search and Big Red white paper: the skills and knowledge needed for information governance

When I first got involved in eDiscovery / eDisclosure in the late 1980s, the components of the problem were relatively straightforward: lawyers needed to find evidence; they were required to comply with some civil procedure rules; they needed to make … Continue reading

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eDiscovery and eDisclosure in the EU – a helpful primer from ILTA

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. It has recently been furthering the commitment implied by the word “International” in its name. This takes several forms, most notably the annual events in London and Hong Kong (I go to both … Continue reading

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Bret Baccus of Huron Legal talks about the Huron IMPACT Benchmarking Survey

In January 2015, Huron Legal released its IMPACT Benchmarking Survey on Law Department legal spend. In this video, Bret Baccus, senior director at Huron Legal, talks about some of the main points which arose from the survey. No one factor, … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems boosts its audio discovery practice with Intelligent Voice

eDiscovery lawyers are constantly being told to watch out for new sources of discoverable data as platforms and data types multiply. Those who think only of email and word files are probably missing great deal of potential evidence. Audio discovery … Continue reading

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Reminder: applications by Friday for Browning Marean scholarship to ILTA

I wrote recently about two scholarships being offered by ILTA in honour of the late Browning Marean, one for people living and working in the US and one for international applicants. My article Attend ILTA Conference 2015 in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Lawyer competence tops the bill at the 10th eDiscovery and IG Summit in London

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As I reached home after the second day of IQPC’s 10th eDiscovery and Information Governance Summit, cold, soaked through, and knackered after two days in which I had sat down only to eat or moderate panels, an email arrived…. I … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar today: dealing with the complexity of multinational litigation

ZyLAB is presenting a webinar today, 27 May, at 1:00pm ET with the title Dealing with the complexity of multinational litigation. These speakers are Gregory Bufithis, managing director of eTERA Consulting Europe, and Mary Mack, Enterprise Technology Counsel at ZyLAB, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marshall of Navigant talks about Navigant’s new presence in Hong Kong

Navigant has global clients for a wide range of business functions including those which require electronic discovery and related services. In this video, Jonathan Marshall, a London-based director in Navigant’s Legal Technology Department, talks about Navigant’s new presence in Hong … Continue reading

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Revival of LiST – the Litigation Support Technology Group

LiST – The Litigation Support Technology Group – is a London-based think tank with international reach. It was originally formed in 2003 by a group of litigation support specialists with the aim of encouraging and developing a uniformity of approach … Continue reading

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Guidance Software releases the results of its 2015 Annual eDiscovery Survey

In advance of CEIC in Las Vegas, Guidance Software has released the results of its 2015 Second Annual eDiscovery Survey. As before, questions were put to in-house legal departments and eDiscovery service providers, nearly 100 of whom replied. The main … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services blog: Five Scenarios to Test the Ethics of Technology-Assisted Review

US lawyers are much more expressly focused on the ethics of litigation than we are in the UK. A cynical US lawyer once told me that that is because there is a paper on Ethics in law exams. My own … Continue reading

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Major Baisden of Iris Data Services talks about Iris’s expanding presence in AsiaPac

When in Hong Kong recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Major Baisden, President of Iris Data Services, about Iris’s growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Iris’s global clients are growing their businesses in AsiaPac, Major Baisden says, and … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 2 June: Using Ringtail Visual Analytics on Small to Midsized Matters

It is inevitable that most of the attention is paid to very big eDiscovery matters and to the tools and processes needed to manage them. Most disputes, however, do not have documents measured in millions. Legal teams must analyse collections … Continue reading

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Recommind presentations: Investigations at Warp Speed: Strategies for Hyper-Efficient Review

Recommind is running a series of presentations at major US cities at the beginning of June with the title Investigations at Warp Speed: Strategies for Hyper-Efficient Review. The agenda includes a presentation from Bennett Borden of Drinker Biddle & Reath … Continue reading

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Attend ILTA Conference 2015 in Las Vegas on a Browning Marean scholarship

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association. It works throughout the year, and in an increasing number of jurisdictions, to help lawyers make the best use of technology in their practices. Its main event of the year is a big … Continue reading

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Not just eDiscovery: iCONECT in Outer Space

The eDiscovery bubble – the lawyers and the discovery providers who manage eDiscovery all the time – tend to think of the world only in eDiscovery terms, that is, collecting, analysing, reviewing and producing documents and data for the purpose … Continue reading

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Something for everyone at CEIC in Las Vegas

CEIC is the Computer Enterprise Investigations Conference, run every May by Guidance Software, and this year once again at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. It takes place from 18-21 May and I will be there, as I have been for many … Continue reading

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Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit in London on 12-14 May

This year sees the 10th anniversary of the Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, to be held at the Waldorf Hilton in London between 12 and 14 May. This event is, by a wide margin, the biggest event in the UK … Continue reading

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Cicayda helps law students build apps for access to justice and this may benefit all of us

What connects a law school course run by a Nashville-based eDiscovery software company and a legal expert systems company with a UK report on access to justice? And what has any of these to do with the recruitment of young people … Continue reading

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A new release from Nuix and some events for its users

The thing about Nuix, from a commentator’s point of view, is that it has always got something new to say, across multiple fronts and in many jurisdictions at once. If, as I just have, you have a run of events … 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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Huron Legal expands its litigation management services with Allegory Law alliance

Litigation is a project in which the prime lawyer input of strategy, tactics and advocacy is only a part of the set of factors which must be marshalled and controlled to bring a case to a successful conclusion on time and … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery Product Specialist for London

APT Search, which specialises in recruitment for eDiscovery / eDisclosure, is looking on behalf of a client for a product specialist to work as part of “client support services”. The person they are seeking will be used to working directly with … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 23 April: using FTI Ringtail to modernise keyword search

FTI Technology is sponsoring an EDRM webinar on 23 April (that’s today) called Using FTI Ringtail to Modernise Keyword Search for Efficiency and Better Discovery Outcomes. The presenters are JR Jenkins, senior director of FTI Consulting and Jason Ray, Managing … 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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Technology Law Conference 2015 in Singapore: the Future of Money and Data

The Singapore Academy of Law is organising a conference to take place in Singapore on 29 and 30 June. It is called Technology Law Conference 2015: the Future of Money and Data. Its theme is that technology offers both utopian … Continue reading

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ILTA in Nashville in August 2014

ILTA’s big show took place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville in August 2014. Somewhat belatedly, here are some of the pictures which I took then, partly as encouragement to those who might want to go … Continue reading

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Catching up with Epiq Systems in Hong Kong

I like to look in on Epiq Systems  when I am in Hong Kong to catch up with what is going on, and I had a meeting on my recent trip with Celeste Kemper, Director of Document Review Services, Asia, … Continue reading

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CEIC in Las Vegas in May 2014

CEIC, the Computer Enterprise Investigations Conference is run by Guidance Software. This year’s CEIC takes place from 18-21 May and is again at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I will be there. Here are some of the photographs which I took … Continue reading

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The judgment and some newspaper comment on the Irish TAR case

If you read my article TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland, you will have concluded that I had a copy of the judgment in Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd v Sean Quinn and ors about the … Continue reading

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Taking a breather from eDiscovery events

Apart from a couple of webinars and the occasional lunchtime event in London, I am gratefully back at my desk for most of the time between now and mid-May. That is deliberate, and I need it, not just to keep … 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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Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014

As part of my record of the year 2014, I am publishing belatedly the photograph sets from some of the events which I attended in 2014. Among them was the Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014. We have had the … Continue reading

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IQPC Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit – pictures from 2014

As we get ready for the 10th Annual Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, the biggest event in the London calendar, here are a few photographs from last year’s event, starting with a couple of Sanjay Bhandari of EY who was, … Continue reading

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TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland

The last few days have brought us significant court rulings in the US and in Dublin about the use of technology which is variously called predictive coding, technology-assisted review, computer-assisted review, and other names indicative of the joint application of … 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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Hong Kong videos from the InnoXcell Big Data Symposium 2014

I have published photographs from the InnoXcell 2014 Big Data Symposium here and here. We also took the opportunity to do video interviews, some of which have lasting value. Judge David Harvey of New Zealand talks about courts, lawyers and … Continue reading

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InnoXcell conference in Hong Kong in April 2014 – Part 2

I have made my excuses in an earlier article for waiting so long to publish these photographs of an event which took place so many months ago. By this stage, their significance, if any, is historic, part of the record of … Continue reading

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Bill Belt of Deloitte talks about Corporate Knowledge Strategies

Corporate Knowledge Strategies, known as CKS, is a forum for communities of practice for those concerned with corporate information and the issues surrounding its creation, its safekeeping and its use. I took part in an event which CKS ran New … Continue reading

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LegalTech Hong Kong on 2 March – a video introduction

The third Legaltech Hong Kong takes place on 2 March at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. As always, the agenda is broad, running across a wide range of the challenges which face lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region. I recently bumped … Continue reading

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A post-LegalTech hiatus

You will be wondering, no doubt, at the near-silence on my part on my blogs and Twitter for the last two weeks or so. I don’t suppose you’d noticed at all in fact, but I will tell you anyway. The first … Continue reading

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Why I go to LegalTech

This is personal – it is about what I go to LegalTech for. As I make clear below, if you are a potential buyer of software, then LegalTech is the perfect place to see demos of everything relevant under one … Continue reading

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The run-up to LegalTech 2015 in New York

Apart from the big story of last week, Microsoft’s acquisition of Equivio, most of my output in the last few days has been about events planned for LegalTech 2015 which takes place in New York from 3 to 5 February. … Continue reading

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New version of TeCSA eDisclosure Protocol and the revival of LiST

It is a year since TeCSA – the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association – launched its eDisclosure Protocol and Guidelines. I was involved at the beginning, as moderator of a well-attended pre-launch training day, and am a member of the … Continue reading

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Dispute resolution in Singapore and Hong Kong – a turn-of-the-year round-up

It is time that I did a review of eDiscovery developments in the Asia-Pacific region, and particularly the common law jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Singapore. It is perhaps only from half a world away that one lumps Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks, clearing the mind and reviewing my publishing output platforms

In addition to the (overdue) VAT return which I did on Christmas Day, I spent the Christmas break getting rid of stuff and thinking about how best to present (that is, get and give value from) the masses of information … Continue reading

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A few eDisclosure cases of 2014

I recently started an article on cases relating to eDisclosure and evidence in England and Wales but side-tracked myself with a brief summary of the rules and of the position as it stands after Denton – see A little CPR … Continue reading

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Smailes v McNally: eDisclosure consequences of failure to comply with a clear Unless Order

My original plan was to include this case in a summary of recent eDisclosure cases. Once the long-delayed appeal judgment was published, it warranted more detail than the compendium would bear, so I publish it separately. The eDisclosure case of 2014 … Continue reading

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The importance of geolocation data as evidence

Craig Ball has written, with his usual mix of learning and practicality, about the availability of geolocation information derived from our every day use of devices connected to the Internet, particularly those which make use of cell tower sites. His … Continue reading

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Emily tries but misunderstands social media ah ooh

You have choices when starting articles. You might have an obscure but dramatic opening to get attention, but I’ve used “It was a dark and stormy night”, and I’ve only just done one beginning “The scene: a dark cobbled lane with … Continue reading

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Guest article from Navigant: Let’s talk about Voice

I recently recorded a video with Tanya Gross of Navigant in London called The technology changes which allow proportionate disclosure of audio data. You can find it here and at the foot of this page. At the same time, Tanya … Continue reading

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Energy risk discussion session with Recommind

This is one of a series of posts about events in which I was involved in last week. The management of electronic information goes wider than the formal requirements of litigation, regulation and investigation, and takes you into areas both … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight – the future by those whose future it is

This is the second post about three events which I attended last week. There is a tenuous common theme to do with the range of subjects gathered under the broad label “eDiscovery” and the career opportunities which it offers. The … Continue reading

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Career variety: energy risk, litigation budgets and Irish eDiscovery in three days

The scene: a dark cobbled lane, with dim lamps redolent of Dickens’ London, by an arch leading to a small alley. I am on the phone to my wife. Todd Horst, the US-based marketing director of eDiscovery / eDisclosure provider Consilio … Continue reading

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Irish Times eDiscovery article as a warm-up for this week’s conference

As I have mentioned before, there is an eDiscovery conference taking place in Dublin this Friday, 14 November. Its website is here and the brochure is here. Speakers include Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish Supreme Court, US Magistrate … Continue reading

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