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Get Ready for “E-Discovery Day” and a Milestone for LitSupport Guru: eDiscovery Trends

This is sort of a “two birds with one stone” post…

We have days to celebrate all sorts of things.  According to the website Days of the Year, yesterday was “Apple Dumpling Day” and today is “Respect Day”.  Now, eDiscovery enthusiasts have an event to look forward to – “E-Discovery Day”, on December 1st of this year.  Mark your calendars.

Brought to you by EDRM, Exterro, Actiance and Today’s General Counsel, E-Discovery Day (as stated in their website) is “an industry wide initiative aimed at promoting e-discovery awareness and education. E-Discovery Day will bring together a diverse set of professionals to share experiences, discuss key trends and offer best practices over a variety of mediums with the goal of facilitating and promoting e-discovery education to the entire legal and business community.”

George Socha, founder of EDRM, states that “E-discovery is going to be with us for the long haul, which means that all of us working to resolve disputes need to improve our e-discovery IQ. With its webinars, content and other events, E-Discovery Day offers each of us a great opportunity to do just that.”

Featured speakers include Socha, David Yerich, Director of eDiscovery for UnitedHealth Group and Bob Rohlf  Counsel at Exterro.  The site currently lists four webinar events, including:

  • 2015 E-Discovery Case Law: Sanction Cases You Need to Know
  • Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments
  • Make Your Job Easier with E-Discovery Technology
  • 3 E-Discovery Trends You Need to Prepare for in 2016

The sessions are presented by Exterro and you can register for them on the site.  You can also submit an event for inclusion on the site as well, so it sounds as though additional events will be added.  You can sign up for the E-Discovery Day newsletter to receive updates, so if you do, you’ll presumably know about additional events as they add them.

For more information or to register for the newsletter or one (or more) of the events, click here.

BTW, it’s a good thing the event wasn’t scheduled for tomorrow – that’s one of my favorite days – “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.  That could have been awkward.

Also, a congrats to Amy Bowser-Rollins and her excellent blog, Litigation Support Guru, on celebrating their four year anniversary!  Amy’s blog is one of my favorites for litigation support best practices, several of which I’ve shared on this blog.  I also finally had the pleasure of meeting Amy at ILTA a few weeks ago, after having corresponded with her on several occasions.  Earlier this year, Amy had the guts to “quit her day job” and focus on litigation support education, which is great for our industry.  Keep up the great work, Amy!

Speaking of anniversaries, we have our own coming up over the weekend.  Stay tuned for our post on Monday!

So, what do you think?  Will “E-Discovery Day” catch on?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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