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6 Practical Takeaways from a Deeper Analysis of the EDRM and Exterro Judges Survey

Created on April 8, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This article reviews some of the valuable conclusions drawn by e-discovery pioneer George Socha in his recent article Exterro and Duke/EDRM Judges Survey 2019 Series: Part 1, Failure to Comply with Federal Rules. If you find this summary valuable, make sure to check out the article on ACEDS' blog! In February, Exterro and EDRM released the results of our 5th annual survey of the federal judiciary. (You can download the full report here, if you haven't seen it already.) Compared to past years, this year's report contained a treasure trove of data, as... Read More

3 Essentials of a Defensible Legal Hold Process

Created on April 5, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

The preservation process may just be the most important stage of the e-discovery process, as it is the foundation of everything that follows. There can be no collection, review, or production of relevant information if your organization failed to preserve it in the first place.  Case law outlines the broad strokes of what is required in a legal hold practice. That's why we've pulled together six recent case law rulings in the Exterro white paper The Essentials of a Defensible Legal Hold Process that can tell you what steps you need to take to... Read More

Don't Get Fooled: E-Discovery Production Matters!

Created on April 5, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

We spend a lot of time thinking about best practices for all the stages of the e-discovery process here at Exterro. We've created hundreds of educational resources, from webcasts to white papers, blog posts to checklists, that educate and inform e-discovery professionals on legal hold, early case assessment, document review.  Every year, we survey federal judges and in-house legal professionals. We examine trends in legal spend management and working with law firms. And we hope that you've found our resources helpful. In fact, I strongly suggest you go check out our Resource... Read More

10 Practical Tips from Federal Judges for E-Discovery Attorneys

Created on March 29, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

In a recent webcast (which you can hear a full replay of here), three federal judges participated in a spirited discussion about the findings of Exterro’s and EDRM’s 2019 Federal Judges Survey, in which 264 federal judges shared their opinions on a variety of topics ranging from sanctions to cooperation, and attorney competence to effective communication. You might think that a conversation with three federal judges about what other judges think about e-discovery might end up heavy on the case law and legal theory… but in this case, you’d be wrong... Read More

Logistical Best Practices for Managing a Document Review

Created on March 29, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This blog post was updated on March 25, 2019. With market forces demanding in-house legal departments do "more with less," legal operations and legal project management are disciplines whose time has arrived. More and more in-house departments and law firms are hiring professionals (whether legal pros or project management specialists) to ensure that projects come in on-time and on-budget. But unfortunately, not every legal department has the luxury of hiring dedicated project managers or operations specialists. Sometimes legal pros, whether paralegals or attorneys, have to make do. But mastering the basics of... Read More

Take an E-Discovery Survey to Earn $20 for Charity

Created on March 22, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro rightly prides itself on producing a lot of compelling thought leadership for the e-discovery industry. Over the course of the year, we research trends, opinions, and practice of federal judges, in-house legal teams, and law firms to give e-discovery professionals perspective on what's happening in the industry.  Hopefully you find these resources helpful to you, but the fact of the matter is that coming up with this information also relies on you, our audience, since the data underlying the reports comes from surveys of professionals like you.  In partnership with Brad... Read More

On the Virtues of a Platform Approach to E-Discovery: Thoughts on Complex Discovery's Drunks, DNA, and Data Transfer Risk in E-Discovery

Created on March 22, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This post discusses Complex Discovery's excellent post, "Drunks, DNA, and Data Transfer Risk in E-Discovery," which I read for the first time yesterday. If you're taking the time to read this post, you should definitely check out the original on Rob Robinson's blog. I think it's safe to say that recent entertainment, especially television, is awash in shows that deal with forensic science in one way or another. I know I've spent more than a night or two watching episodes of shows like the Forensic Files or the First 48, and given the... Read More