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A Different Type of Throwback Post, Along with ACEDS and Legaltech Updates: eDiscovery Best Practices

This isn’t your typical Throwback Thursday post.  For starters, it isn’t Thursday, it’s Friday (yay!).  And, it’s not so much of a throwback on a topic we’ve covered in the past, but rather a shout-out to a new article from an eDiscovery Daily alum!  And, we have an update on an ACEDS Houston event from yesterday and reminders of some CloudNine events coming at Legaltech!

For those who have been reading the blog since the early years, you may remember our colleague Jane Gennarelli, who used to provide a weekly post in the early years of the blog on various aspects of litigation support and eDiscovery, especially from a project management viewpoint.  Even though Jane hasn’t written on our blog for several years, we have continued to partner on projects from time to time with her and Jim Feuerstein and their team over at Labor Street consulting.

Jane has written a new article, available on her Labor Street site, titled You need that when???.  In the article, Jane talks about two different emergency scenarios in actual litigation cases – anybody who has worked in litigation for a while has probably seen similar “fire drills” and discusses how one turned out well, while the other didn’t turn out so well.  The key to success on the one that did work was treating the effort and applying sound project management techniques including up-front planning, providing instructions to the team and confirming understanding of those instructions, and monitoring the work.  Jane always has some great advice on project management best practices, so I encourage you to check it out!

Yesterday, we had our first ACEDS CLE luncheon of 2020 for the Houston chapter (of many, hopefully!) at The Houston Club in downtown Houston.  If you’re Houston-based, you missed a great lunch sponsored by Compliance Discovery Solutions and X1 and a terrific Information Governance CLE presentation by Todd Brown and Lisa Cromwell of Access Sciences!  Here’s a Linkedin post courtesy of Jean Rivers about the event.  More to come as the year progresses!

Finally, let the countdown begin!  Legaltech® is part of Legalweek and will be held from February 4 through 6 at the New York Hilton Midtown.  And, CloudNine will be once again exhibiting at the conference, at booth 3000 in America’s Hall 2.  And, we’re once again excited to be co-sponsoring the annual #DrinkswithDougandMary cocktail reception with Mary Mack, Kaylee Walstad and the rest of the EDRM team!  This is our fourth year and we’re grateful to Marc Zamsky and Compliance Discovery for co-sponsoring as well.  It will once again be at Ruth’s Chris Steak house and will happen Wednesday, February 5 from 4-6pm.  You can register to attend here.  And, as I told you on Wednesday, we will be conducting another NineForum education series of TED-talk discussions from our booth, so please check that out as well!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending Legaltech this year?  If so, please check out our NineForum session series!  And, as always, please let me know your thoughts or if you have a topic that you’d like to suggest.

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