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Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever: Part 3

Created on July 21, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. Piecing together the eDiscovery “puzzle” has become more difficult than ever, with so many new sources of ESI than ever before to manage. In part one of this series, we discussed some resources and challenges associated with social media discovery and in part two we discussed discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps. In this conclusion, we will discuss discovery of audio/video files and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Audio and Video FilesThis category overlaps with others, but I’ve broken it out because it... Read More

Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever: Part 2

Created on July 15, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. Last time, we discussed how difficult piecing together the eDiscovery “puzzle” has become, with so many new sources of ESI than ever before to manage, and we discussed some resources and challenges associated with social media discovery. Today, let’s take a look at discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps. Mobile DevicesWho doesn’t have a mobile device these days? Whether issued by the organization or owned directly by the custodian and used under the company’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, mobile devices are... Read More

Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever

Created on July 8, 2020


Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today. When I was a kid, I loved to piece together jigsaw puzzles. My attention span probably maxed out at puzzles that were 200 to 500 pieces and anyone who loves jigsaw puzzles knows that sometimes the pieces just don’t want to go together, or you get to the end and you find you may be missing a piece (if you’re lucky, it just fell on the floor and you can recover it).To give us something to do during the pandemic, my wife Paige and... Read More

Squaring the Proliferation of Virtual Meetings—A New Threat for E-Discovery—with Organizational Data Retention Standards

Created on June 19, 2020


By Courtney Murphy, E-Discovery Attorney, Clark Hill PLC Over the last several months, the COVID-19 outbreak has pushed organizations to either add new videoconferencing options to their technology repertoire or scale up an existing solution to accommodate much larger segments of their workforces. Now, with employees routinely holding remote meetings, it may be a good time to ask: What is happening with the data being generated by these video meetings? Many common videoconferencing software include the ability to record; before the recent shift to work from home, how did your organization handle... Read More

How Legal Service Providers Can Create Stronger Customer Relationships

Created on May 7, 2020


When I was a kid, every now and then my dad would pick me up at school and take me out to lunch. Sometimes it was a reward, but other times—the best times—it was just because. We lived in a small town and there were only a few restaurants. My favorite was a Mexican food place about half a block from the town’s only traffic light. They served amazing enchiladas with made-from-scratch tortillas, double chocolate shakes made with chocolate ice cream and Hershey’s syrup, and old-fashioned lemon meringue pie. The owner was... Read More

An E-Discovery Day Update: A Snapshot of 4 eDiscovery Industry Kinetics

Created on December 6, 2019


This is a guest blog from Rob Robinson of ComplexDiscovery.com. E-Discovery Day is a vendor-agnostic initiative introduced five years ago by eDiscovery, privacy, and information governance software leader, Exterro, to help legal professionals learn from experts, advance their careers, network with peers, and get a glimpse of important industry trends and technologies. During the last five years, this annual day dedicated to eDiscovery has become a time where industry experts, supporters, and observers rest, refresh, and reconsider trends and trajectories undergirding the discipline of data and legal discovery.As part of reconsidering the... Read More

5 E-Discovery Insights from 5 Years of Surveying Federal Judges

Created on November 27, 2019


Molly Scott This is a guest blog post from Georgetown Law's Molly Scott. Molly is the Senior Director of CLE Programming for the Department of Executive and Continuing Legal Education at Georgetown Law. A few decades ago, few lawyers would have thought that the idea of legal competency would come to include understanding and advising on technical issues surrounding the discovery of electronic information. But over the last 15 years, technological savvy has become a requirement for lawyers to truly serve their clients competently. That means understanding things like the implications of collecting... Read More