Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Facebook's Very Bad, No Good Year Continues with GDPR Investigation

Created on October 12, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

2018 has not been kind to Facebook. In March, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, forcing Facebook to reckon with its role in the 2016 election hacking scandal. In the wake of that news, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made multiple appearances to testify before the United States House and Senate, as well as the European Parliament. (And to boot received multiple requests to appear before the British Parliament as well.)At the moment of writing this post, it has shed 13% of its stock value on the year, giving back all its gains (and more) in a bloodbath in... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Bart Tried Edition)

Created on October 12, 2018


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

At times it can be a little lonely being an e-discovery professional. Many people--even colleagues--can be a little vague on what it is you do for a living. If you've ever found yourself in a long, winding explanation of what it is you do, you deserve a reward... maybe even a cake like Bart's. Of course, I might suggest you steer truly curious people toward our Basics of E-Discovery Guide next time they ask, "What is E-Discovery?"And if you'd rather just have a laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and... Read More

7 Tips for Evaluating and Improving Your E-Discovery Process

Created on October 5, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

In an EDRM webinar on “How to Evaluate and Improve Your E-Discovery Process,” three experts offered their thoughts on processes and tools for self-assessment, getting buy-in for change, and understanding what mature e-discovery operations look like. In this blog post, I’ll be boiling that informative hour down into seven great tips that you can use to figure out where your e-discovery processes are up to par and where they need improvement. All too often teams don’t take a proactive approach to evaluating their e-discovery processes. They end up learning it the hard... Read More

Becoming the Linchpin: How E-Discovery is Changing the Role of Paralegals

Created on October 5, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Often, when you think of the role of a paralegal, things like drafting documents, scheduling meetings, and taking notes come to mind. But that's so 20th century. In reality, the role of paralegals is rapidly evolving, with traditional responsibilities being augmented or even replaced by new focus areas and opportunities for advancement. E-Discovery is playing a significant role in these changing responsibilities. More and more, in-house e-discovery teams require a dedicated project manager to coordinate operations between the team members with more specialized roles, namely attorneys and IT experts. Often this role is filled by paralegals... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Trumpet Boy Edition)

Created on October 5, 2018


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

Why is it that so often the people that most need to hear something are the ones that block it out? I can't be sure about the quality of the trumpet playing in this meme, but I am certain that the judges' messages to attorneys should be music to their ears. After all, a little cooperation can go a long way in e-discovery, reducing the stress, costs, and timelines for both parties involved in litigation. If you want to hear the judges' tune on e-discovery cooperation (and e-discovery competence, education, and technology to... Read More

Is There a Culture of E-Discovery?

Created on September 28, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Pretty much everyone in business has heard the statement, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Whether or not you believe Peter Drucker actually said those words, certainly the sentiment runs through his work and most modern management theory. So applying that thought to e-discovery, is there a culture of e-discovery that can outweigh or overcome strategic advantages? A recent edTalk may just offer a vision of one such culture. For those not in the know, edTalks are a legal thought leadership education initiative featuring innovative presentations on cutting edge e-discovery ideas, concepts, and... Read More

We'll Give $20 to Charity for 10 Minutes of Your Time

Created on September 28, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Just a few months ago, Exterro conducted a survey of law firms for our 3rd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Report. At that time, I posted on our blog soliciting our readership's help in making that survey a success. With over 100 respondents, we raised over $2000 for the three great charitable organizations you see above.Now we're back at it again. For the next three weeks, from today until October 5th, we'll be collecting the opinions of in-house legal professionals on the state of legal project management, satisfaction with in-house and outside legal performance... Read More