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It’s a “Fest” of Us, For the “Best” of Us: eDiscovery Trends

See what I did there?  Frank Costanza would be proud.

We’re about three weeks out from this year’s Relativity Fest conference, conducted every year by Kcur, uh, Relativity (sorry, old habits die hard).  Relativity Fest is an annual conference designed to educate and connect the eDiscovery community and features over 160 panel discussions, as well as hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and insights from Relativity staff, Relativity users, and industry leaders.  It’s a big show with over 2,000 attendees and a lot going on.

This year, Relativity Fest is October 22 through 25 in Chicago at The Hilton Chicago (where the final scenes of the 1993 movie The Fugitive, with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, was filmed).

As a development partner in the Relativity ecosystem, CloudNine will be the conference and will be there to provide demonstrations of our Outpost for Relativity that automatically ingests and loads data into Relativity based on your specified criteria.

Also, I will be covering the show for eDiscovery Daily, and I’m delighted to say that I will also be speaking at a session at the conference.  My session is e-Discovery in the Cloud, on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 am, moderated by David Horrigan, e-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at Relativity and we will be joined by Rachi Messing, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Ari Kaplan, Principal at Ari Kaplan Advisors and Kelly Twigger, Founder of ESI Attorneys.

In addition to that session, there are several other interesting looking sessions at the conference, including:

  • Beer and Basics: e-Discovery 101 and Relativity Fundamentals, Sunday (10/22) at 5:30pm with David and Michael Quartararo, Director of Litigation Support at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP – what goes better with eDiscovery than beer and wine?
  • e-Discovery in Asia, Monday (10/23) at 11:00am, a panel discussion with eDiscovery providers and practitioners from China, Korea, and Japan to discuss the eDiscovery legal framework in their respective countries.
  • The Judicial Panel, Monday (10/23) at 1:00pm, with David (again – he’ll be quite busy that week), along with Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Andrew Peck of the Southern District of New York, Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas and (all the way from Australia) Justice Peter Vickery of the Supreme Court of Victoria (and the recent landmark TAR decision in that country) to discuss the latest legal developments in eDiscovery.
  • It’s a Small World After All: Solving Challenges in Multilingual Reviews, Monday (10/23) at 3:30pm and Tuesday (10/24) at 8:30am, experts from McDermott Will & Emery will discuss various best practices in dealing with various challenges associated with foreign language data.
  • A Practical Roadmap for EU Data Protection and Cross-Border Discovery, Tuesday (10/24) at 1:30pm, with GDPR and other cross-border challenges emerging, this should be an interesting session.
  • Plaintiffs Can Use Technology, Too!, Wednesday (10/24) at 8:30am, perspectives from a judge, a lawyer, and a technologist on successful use of technology on large received productions (and the judge is retired Judge Shira Scheindlin!).

To register to attend Relativity Fest, click here.  It’s not too late!  And, the Cubbies may still be in the baseball playoffs then(!) – though the Astros are going to win it all this year, just sayin’… :o)

So, what do you think?  Are you attending Relativity Fest this year?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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