17 Dec 2014

Panel Explores Top E-Discovery and Information Governance Trends from 2014

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By: Andrew Bartholomew

It wouldn’t be December without some look backs at the year that was in e-discovery and information governance. One such discussion took place during a recent Inside Counsel webcast, “Top Three E-Discovery Trends of 2014.” Panelists from Exterro, Deloitte and Actiance identified three important trends for 2014 that are sure to carry over into the new year.

Trends for 2014E-Discovery’s Application to Social Business

Scott Whitney, a vice president with Actiance, began the discussion be explaining that we now live in a world of ‘social business,’ where companies rely on a host of technologies to keep employees connected, including collaboration platforms, social networks and public instant messaging services. Read more

10 Dec 2014

RSD Releases Useful Information Governance Guide

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By: Jim FitzGerald, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Exterro

Information GovernanceRSD, a growing player in Information Governance (IG) and federated records management, just released a comprehensive guide that does a nice job of covering key topics on IG. Outfits that are up-leveling their perspectives on the topic – and we are seeing quite a few organizations with IG initiatives underway now – will find this free publication useful. Read more

04 Dec 2014

Legal Hold Software Considerations for 2015

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By: Andrew Bartholomew

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s fair to observe that there are more legal hold software products on the market now than ever before. Once considered a niche e-discovery software category, legal hold solutions are now a staple e-discovery software requirement, and the market has taken notice. Many large enterprises have simply outgrown emails, spreadsheets and homegrown systems or have wisely recognized that courts have run out of patience for parties that blame e-discovery blunders on inadequate technology. Read more

01 Dec 2014

Exterro’s 12 Best Practices of E-Discovery Kicks Off with Discussion of Potential FRCP Changes

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By: Andrew Bartholomew

12-Best-Practices-of-ed-graphicToday marks the start of Exterro’s holiday email series “12 Best Practices of E-Discovery.” The series features daily emails through December 12th with links to video clips of e-discovery and information governance experts sharing best practice advice. You can learn more and register for the series here.

The first best practice clip features Mike Klein, AGC at Altria, discussing how corporate legal teams can prepare for the proposed e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Of course, there is only so much that can be addressed in a short video clip. Fortunately, Klein discussed the same topic for Exterro’s inFusion `14 conference keynote earlier this year. You can watch that presentation in its entirety here. Read more

26 Nov 2014

Second Thoughts on Sedona Principle Six

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By: Bob Rohlf, Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Exterro

Last month, in his blog post “Sedona Principle Six: Overdue for an Overhaul,” Craig Ball declared that Sedona Principle Six (from the Sedona Conference’s Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production) is not only out of place in the Sedona Conference’s compilation of e-discovery best practices, but is, and always has been, “out of synch with reality.”

Principle 6 states, “Responding parties are best situated to evaluate the procedures, methodologies and technologies appropriate for preserving and producing their own electronic data and documents.” Based on his extensive experience with parties over the years, Ball challenges the unsubstantiated presumption underlying this Principle. His argument for ditching Principle 6 is that we should not presume, without cause, that a producing party is in a superior position to evaluate and use technologies for preservation and production. Read more