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LegalTech 2018 Starts in a Week!: eDiscovery Trends

While “Legalweek”, starts next Monday, LegalTech New York 2018, starts next Tuesday, January 30 and concludes on Thursday, February 1.  For us at eDiscovery Daily, it’s our eighth year in a row covering the show and we’ll be conducting thought leader interviews again this year!  Let’s take a look at some of the sessions and events worth particular note for eDiscovery professionals.

Tuesday Highlights: At 12:00pm, the session Don’t be a ‘Burden’: Arguments Around Proportionality is timely as we’re seeing more proportionality arguments than ever with the new rules.  And, given the imminence of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in about four months, I’m sure the session at 2:00pm (Incorporating the Power of Technology into GDPR Compliance Programs) will be useful to those organizations looking to comply by the deadline.  And the session The “Internet of Things” and Other Emerging Data Sources: Where Privacy, Proportionality, and Technology Intersect, will undoubtedly be interesting with several knowledgeable panelists, including Jason R. Baron (who I’m interviewing again in this year’s thought leader series and, if last year’s interview is any indication, will have a lot to say about this fascinating trend).

Wednesday Highlights: At 9:00am, the judges panel session The ESI of Today and the ESI of Tomorrow will undoubtedly give us wise words from Judges Peck, Rodriguez, Conti and Matthewman (moderated by Patrick Oot of Shook, Hardy & Bacon), regarding a variety of topics, including Rule 34(b), Rule 502(d) and various ESI sources.  Also, if you want a current sense of how technology is affecting eDiscovery education, From AI to e-Discovery: Innovation in Legal and Technology Education at 1:15pm will provide some great insights from the likes of Judge Rodriguez, Mary Mack, Bill Hamilton and David Horrigan, among others.  And, if you need even more of an IoT fix, From the Iron Rooster to Amazon Alexa: Mobile Discovery and the Internet of Things will take a look at mobile, truck, Fitbit and other data sources with Horrigan, Ari Kaplan and Kelly Twigger, among other terrific panelists.

I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that CloudNine and ACEDS is hosting Drinks with Doug (that’s me!) and Mary (as in Mary Mack, Executive Director of ACEDS), as well as Marc Zamsky (from ComplianceDS) at Ruth’s Chris Steak House at 148 West 51st Street on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  Online registration is closed, but you can join the waiting list here if you’ll be at the show and want to attend.  Come join us!

Thursday Highlights: Need to finance your litigation and concerned about the ethics of doing so?  If so, consider attending the 1:00pm session Litigation Funding: Seeing 20/20 on the Ethics and Law to get some important questions answered.  And, if you want to get updated on the new rules for self-authentication of evidence, consider joining Josh Gilliland (of the terrific Bow Tie Law blog) at Streamlining Admissibility: Leveraging the New Self-Authentication Procedures for Defensible Collections at 2:30pm.

Exhibit Hall: Of course, the largest legal technology conference of the year wouldn’t be complete without an extensive list of exhibitors.  This year, according to my count, there are over 200 exhibitors (on the increase for the second straight year), including our company, CloudNine at booth #533.  So, come see us!

As always, we will cover the show here at eDiscovery Daily, including a list of eDiscovery and IG related sessions each day.  Check here for the sessions you may want to check out at the conference!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending LegalTech next week?  Please share any comments you might have with us or let us know if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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