Feb 26 5:36pm Prism Legal
What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of synergist.io and LawGeex. Synergist’s tag line is “empower your team to negotiate great contracts” and LawGeex’s is “the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective way for businesses to review and approve incoming contracts.” Seeing this type of software caused me to think about the market. I answer here one question and then pose three for which I can only speculate. As always comments welcome. One Question I Can Answer: Why Contract Management Matters I start with a story to answer why contract management matters. In 2001, I talked with the CIO of a large real estate management company. He shared that his company had ju...
Feb 26 1:59pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
This month, the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (“CTRL”) released the results of its survey regarding the use of analytics by corporate legal departments. Data analytics is the use of specialized data systems or software that uncovers...By: Proskauer - Minding Your Business...
Feb 24 10:55am CloudNine
A complete demonstration of CloudNine's SaaS-delivered eDiscovery automation software by industry expert and author Doug Austin. Used extensively by corporations and law firms to simplify legal discovery in litigation, investigations, and audits, CloudNine provides eDiscovery practitioners with a secure platform that enables the upload, review, and production of documents from a fully integrated and automated fourth-generation eDiscovery platform.For a free trial, visit eDiscovery.co. The post Webcast: eDiscovery and CloudNine – A Complete Demonstration appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 24 7:23am @ComplexD
With this acquisition and transfer of ownership and operational leadership of the EDRM to Duke Law, it might be an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the promise and progress of the EDRM as it moves into a new stage of existence. The post Technology Standards and the New EDRM appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 24 7:00am e-Discovery Team ®
Our Team’s Final Report of its participation in the 2016 TREC ESI search Conference has now been published online by NIST and can be found here. TREC stands for Text Retrieval Conference. It is co-sponsored by a group within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is turn is an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The stated purpose of the annual TREC […]...
Feb 24 5:17am @ComplexD
Security researchers have achieved the first real-world collision attack against the SHA-1 hash function, producing two different PDF files with the same SHA-1 signature. This shows that the algorithm's use for security-sensitive functions should be discontinued as soon as possible. The post The SHA1 Hash Function is Now Completely Unsafe appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 24 12:00am CloudNine
Today’s thought leader is Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Jason is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice and co-chair of the Information Governance Initiative. An internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents, Jason previously served as the first Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice. He also was a founding co-coordinator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track, a multi-year international information retrieval project devoted to evaluating search issues in a legal context. He served as lead editor of the recently published ABA book, Perspectives on Predictive Coding and Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner. Today is Par...
Feb 23 6:57am @ComplexD
The proceedings of the TREC Total Recall Track have been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The purpose of track was to investigate methods and technologies to find, as nearly as possible, all documents in a collection that satisfy specific criteria, with reasonable effort. The post The Twenty-Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016) Proceedings appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 23 12:00am CloudNine
In the ruling In re Search Warrant No. 16-960-M-01 to Google, Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter ordered Google to comply with a search warrant to produce foreign-stored emails, disagreeing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit’s ruling in the Microsoft Ireland warrant case, where Microsoft was not ordered to provide access to emails in that ruling. The post Google Required to Hand Over Foreign Stored Emails to Justice Department: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 22 12:01pm Next Gen eDiscovery Law & Tech Blog
A new legal industry study finds a substantial decline in attorney productivity in recent years, significantly reducing law firm profitability. In its 2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market, Thomson Reuters notes that “over the past 10 years, … Continue reading →...
Feb 22 10:30am Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant, “Alexa,” who will perform various tasks for the user in response to the “wake word,” Alexa. Over the holidays, I observed my fiance’s family...By: Williams Venker & Sanders...
Feb 22 10:22am Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
We’re all used to how quickly technology changes these days – one moment something is all the rage (remember Pokemon Go?) and within months, it’s ancient history. Those platforms that do stand the test of time become so ubiquitous (nowadays, Facebook...By: Exterro, Inc.
Feb 22 12:00am CloudNine
Today’s thought leader is George Socha of BDO. Co-founder of EDRM, George is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The post George Socha of BDO: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 21 12:00am CloudNine
When I interviewed George Socha for the seventh annual Legaltech thought leader interview series (which we will publish tomorrow), one thing he mentioned was the EDRM is rolling out a new web site. Last week, the new site was officially rolled out and the logo reflects EDRM’s new home at Duke Law. The post EDRM Rolls Out a New Website: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 20 12:00am CloudNine
Today’s thought leader is Mary Mack of ACEDS. Mary is the Executive Director of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). E-discovery luminary and recipient of the Masters Conference Educator of the Year 2016, Mary provides ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. The post Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 17 2:14pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Conceptually eDiscovery isn’t that hard to grasp. In practice, it’s a different story. In all but the smallest matters, it’s an intricate web of people, processes, and technology. No wonder some lawyers would still rather not deal with it if they can...By: Conduent...
Feb 17 12:00am CloudNine
Today’s thought leader is David Horrigan of kCura, the developers of Relativity. David is the E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School. David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He’s licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. The post David Horrigan of kCura: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 16 6:24pm General Digital
General Digital’s new re-configurable smart display line could save up to 75\% of a company’s software and display costs. The NEW VueSim™ / Mi-HMI™ smart design and display line are versatile, highly-configurable systems designed to provide easy-to-use, complete display solutions for simulator manufacturers. With VueSim / Mi-HMI, you design your screens, download them to the smart display and [...]...
Feb 16 12:00am CloudNine
In Scott v. United States Postal Service, Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes granted the defendant’s Motion to Compel Discovery in part, ordering the plaintiff to provide complete responses to the defendant’s interrogatory and request for production, but only after she limited the scope of both requests, determining them to be “overly broad”. The post Court Defines Narrowed Scope for Requests for Social Media Data: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 15 5:41pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
The Federal Rules are undergoing more changes! And, effective December 1, 2017, there will be two new Federal Rules of Evidence (Rules 902, ) that will directly impact e-discovery in the federal courts. These Rule changes are critical...By: Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Feb 15 3:05pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Perspective One: David Yerich, Esq. Director of E-Discovery, UnitedHealth Group - Cooperation is critical for life. It is how individuals overcome personal limits and underpins all human achievements. It is the bedrock of society, allowing...By: Exterro, Inc.
Feb 15 11:36am BeyondRecognition
Psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman summarized his decades of ground-breaking research on nonverbal communication in his 2016 book, Nonverbal Messages: Cracking the Code. He spent years demonstrating that basic human emotions are displayed with the same facial expressions literally around the world, and his approach to cataloging individual expressions that can reinforce or contradict what a […] The post 5 ECM Lessons from a Nonverbal Communication Expert appeared first on BeyondRecognition.
Feb 15 12:00am CloudNine
Today’s thought leader is Brad Jenkins of CloudNine™. Brad has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, as well as 15 years leading customer focused companies in the litigation technology arena. Brad also has authored several articles on document management and litigation support issues, and has appeared as a speaker before national audiences on document management practices and solutions. He’s also my boss! :-) The post Brad Jenkins of CloudNine: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 14 9:00pm @ComplexD
Winter 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Extract: Almost everyone still expects eDiscovery business conditions to be as good or better six months from now. The post Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago? appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 14 12:00am CloudNine
Earlier this month, federal jurors awarded nearly $8 million to the former general counsel of a company who says he was fired because he blew the whistle on his company's potential violation of a foreign bribery law. That award will increase to $10.8 million because the Dodd-Frank Act authorizes the doubling of back pay for whistleblower retaliation. The post Metadata Plays Key Role in $10.8 Million Whistleblower Lawsuit Verdict: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 13 9:00pm @ComplexD
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment, holding that the plaintiff provided insufficient evidence to find that relevant consumers were likely to confuse the sources of his and the defendant’s products or that defendant diluted the plaintiff’s mark. The post Sixth Circuit Drops the Beat: Social Media Relevant in Determining Likelihood of Confusion appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 13 12:29pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
This is the third in a series of posts summarizing the 6 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2015. Pfizer, Inc. v. Amgen Fremont Inc., C.A. No. 10667-VCL, Hearing on Cross Motions to Compel and Rulings of the Court, July 6, 2015. In...By: Morris James LLP...
Feb 13 12:00am CloudNine
The annual appearance of the dancing light bulb can only mean one thing – it’s time for another thought leader series! Over our nearly 6 1/2 years of our existence, eDiscovery Daily has published several thought leader interviews from various thought leaders throughout the eDiscovery community, including an annual series of interviews at LegalTech New York (LTNY), aka LegalWeek. For the seventh(!) consecutive year, we’re pleased to introduce the schedule for this year’s series, which will begin Wednesday, February 15. The post Announcing Seventh Annual LTNY Thought Leader Series!: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 12 9:00pm @ComplexD
Organic growth in the e-discovery sector remains robust, with increased litigation activity, heightened regulatory scrutiny and data proliferation driving that expansion. The post Is Consolidation the New “Name of the Game” for E-Discovery? appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 11 2:41pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen agreed with UPS that it did not have to spend six months and $120,000 to recover data stored on backup tapes that may not be relevant to the case if UPS prevails in its efforts to limit the scope of the putative...By: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Feb 10 6:14pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
I was recently reminded that it has been over a year since my last ESI-related blog. My excuse is that I wanted to allow the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing ESI to percolate before writing on the repercussions. In my defense, I did...By: Butler Snow LLP...
Feb 10 5:36pm The Kennedy-Mighell Report
Sometimes, technology just doesn’t work. Whether it’s files not downloading correctly or the internet crashing, technology issues can interrupt the flow of your law firm or business. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss troubleshooting, including their own four step approach to fixing technology problems. They also talk about the importance of backing up your files and what to do when absolutely nothing else works. In their second segment, they answer an audience question about artificial intelligence and its potential in the professional world. This episode’s parting shots include the call to listen to the Note to Self podcast, specifically their privacy initiative entitled the Privacy Paradox, and a list of the top ten ways to extend your laptop’s battery life. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.
Feb 10 1:50pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
My guess is that anyone who was alive in the 1980's has chosen their own adventure at least a few times. The Choose Your Own Adventure books were some of my favorites as a kid, an affordable and portable interactive fantasy game in the days before...By: Exterro, Inc.
Feb 10 12:00am CloudNine
It must be our week for surveys. Yesterday, we covered the Complex Discovery Winter 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey results. Here’s another set of surveys that look at critical trends for AmLaw 200 law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. The post I Don’t Mean to Be Critical, But Here are Some Critical Trends: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 9 9:00pm @ComplexD
This week's newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals. The post Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From AI to GDPR Edition appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 9 12:00am CloudNine
The results are in from the Complex Discovery Winter 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, which has just concluded and the results are published on Rob Robinson’s terrific Complex Discovery site. How confident are individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem in the business of eDiscovery? Let’s see. The post Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago?: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 8 9:15pm @ComplexD
Many US companies may not realize that they might also have to comply with this new EU data security regulation. That’s because the GDPR applies to any business that holds data about, or which markets to individuals within the EU. The post Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 8 9:00pm @ComplexD
Machine learning, adaptive intelligence, and massive data models that can spot hacking much faster than any human are here to help. The post How AI is Stopping Criminal Hacking in Real Time appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 8 12:06pm Next Gen eDiscovery Law & Tech Blog
Under our ongoing effort to monitor legal developments concerning social media evidence, we again searched online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the United States — this time to identify the number of cases in January 2017 … Continue reading →...
Feb 8 8:50am Prism Legal
I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM priorities and interests inform our agenda. We share detailed survey results with respondents and I blog a subset of the results. 1 About this Survey 1.1 The Questions Asked and Chart Labels At the end of each year, we ask three primary questions; the quoted text in parentheses corresponds to chart labels that appear later in this report. What are your top priorities for 2017? (“2017 Priority”) What did you focus on in 2016? (“2016 Focus”) What would you like to discuss with the group in 2017? (“2017 Discuss”) 1.2 Survey Demographics and Caveats about Interpreting It I share here survey details so that rea...
Feb 8 8:41am CloudNine
A short demo of the filtering function within the SaaS-delivered eDiscovery automation software from CloudNine. CloudNine simplifies litigation, investigations, and audits for legal, compliance, and security pros by allowing them to upload, review, and produce documents from one platform within minutes. For a free trial, visit eDiscovery.co. The post Webcast: Filtering in CloudNine – A Short Demonstration appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 8 8:03am @ComplexD
Recently TCG completed two salient surveys that highlight eDiscovery Critical Trends for both law firms and corporations. These reports are provided for your review by permission from TCG. The post eDiscovery Critical Trends: Two New Surveys from The Cowen Group appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 8 12:00am CloudNine
Another LegalTech New York (LTNY) – or “LegalWeek” as they now like to call the event – is in the books. What did attendees at the conference think about this year’s show? Let’s take a look. The post Thoughts About LegalTech New York 2017: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 7 11:58pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Last week, in In re Search Warrants Nos. 16-960-M-01and 16-1061-M to Google, a federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ordered Google to comply with three search warrants to turn over users’ electronic data stored outside the...By: Fenwick & West LLP...
Feb 7 2:22pm BeyondRecognition
Law firms are coming under increasing scrutiny for potentially lax security measures. Here are five easy-to-check security items, some physical, some electronic. These types of concerns will grow as the Internet of Things grows. Skype Network Connections. Skype and other VoIP (Voice Over Internet) phones are connected to computer networks using Ethernet connectors. Unless there […] The post 5 Easy-to-Check Law Firm Security Risks appeared first on BeyondRecognition.
Feb 7 12:03pm @ComplexD
The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The post A New Year with New Confidence? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey – Winter 2017 Results appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 7 12:00am CloudNine
With all of the hype surrounding Technology Assisted Review, many wonder if keyword search still has a place in eDiscovery. Perhaps it does, if it’s conducted properly. The post Is Keyword Searching Dead? Find Out Here: eDiscovery Best Practices appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 6 4:17pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
At last week’s Legalweek show. in New York City, one of the salient themes was how law firms and corporate legal departments are preparing for the future, developing tools and techniques for operational efficiencies and effectiveness. In his keynote,...By: Conduent...
Feb 6 3:15pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
On December 12, 2016 the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division implemented an updated Model Second Request (Model), containing new guidance on the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in responding to DOJ requests. The new guidance...By: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP...
Feb 6 1:13pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Tired of hearing about metadata? Here’s one case where it made a difference. In Singh v. Hancock Natural Res. Group, Inc., et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179974 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 29, 2016), the parties had agreed to produce single-page TIFFs,...By: McGuireWoods LLP...
Feb 6 12:00am CloudNine
In Archer et. al. v. York City School District, et. al., Pennsylvania District Judge John E. Jones, III ruled that the plaintiffs had presented no evidence showing that the defendants acted with intent when they deleted the email account of the former Assistant Superintendent, nor had a duty to preserve arose prior to the deletion of the account. The post With No Intent or Duty to Preserve, Court Finds No Spoliation Occurred: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 5 11:55pm @ComplexD
Throughout its history, Legaltech has been an excellent event that orients, energizes, and focuses legal technologists at the beginning of each new year on the issues, opportunities, and players in the arena of legal technology. Legaltech 2017 continued this fine tradition and delivered a combination of content and community that will positively impact attendees and the industry in 2017. The post From Cake to Cost: On and Around eDiscovery at Legaltech 2017 appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 3 9:12am @ComplexD
Legal is the ultimate HiPPO [Highest Paid Person's Opinion] industry — it’s based on an expertise model. The post HiPPOs, Geeks & Decision-Making in the Legal Services Industry appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 3 12:00am CloudNine
In Singh et. al. v. Hancock Natural Resources Group, Inc. et. al., California Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston granted the defendants’ motion to compel (in part), ordering the plaintiffs’ to “produce all emails and other documents sought by the defendants in the format demanded with the accompanying metadata from the native computer”. The post Court Orders Plaintiff to Produce Emails with Original Metadata: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on CloudNine.
Feb 2 9:15pm @ComplexD
This week's newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals. The post Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: eDiscovery Strategy Edition appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 2 3:09pm Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
The Sedona Conference recently announced the release of its Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Case Law Primer. While this final version of the primer will be published in the Summer 2017 Sedona Conference Journal. Why is this primer needed? As...By: BakerHostetler...
Feb 2 10:17am Prism Legal
I report here on the panel The Changing Legal Ecosystem from a private meeting of large law firm knowledge management professionals. The panelists are two founders of AI companies, a founder of managed legal services provider, and one in-house counsel. The moderator is a CKO. This is a live post so please forgive typos or misunderstandings of meanings. Ground rules of this conference preclude identifying speakers or audience member.s Intro: When we met one year ago, no one expected Brexit or Trump. Why? We did not have good information and we had a bias in one direction. This panel will focus on legal: what you hope does not matter, you have to deal with reality. AI Co-Founder. As a new lawyer, I was taken to meet the firm’s biggest client. At the time, a very big financial institution had ONE in-house counsel, the GC. The firm worked on a problem for 9 months. Then, lead partner...
Feb 2 1:46am @ComplexD
Enterprise Grid adapts to the way large companies are organized. A company in Grid can spin up an unlimited number of “workspaces,” which can be structured around the unique setup of their business. The post A New Source of ESI: Slack and the Enterprise Grid appeared first on @ComplexD.
Feb 2 12:37am Electronic Discovery RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
Armstrong Pump, Inc. v. Hartman, No. 10-CV-446S, 2016 WL 7208753 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2016) - In this case, pending before the Court was a motion by Armstrong Pump Inc. (“Armstrong”) to compel formal production of certain documents that defendant...By: Farrell Fritz, P.C.