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What’s Better than the Discovery Channel? The eDiscovery Channel!: eDiscovery Trends

Sometimes, I look for blog post ideas in different places, including performing searches for eDiscovery topics on Twitter, which yielded this gem.

If you’ve been a long time follower of this blog (or even not that long), you’re familiar with the thought leader interview series we conduct every year at LegalTech New York (LTNY).  Now, you can listen to podcasts from a couple of eDiscovery thought leaders from the comfort of your own computer!

The site ESI Bytes is a terrific resource for podcasts where top experts share their opinions and tips.  In their latest podcast, Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor about their new eDiscovery podcast series, the eDiscovery Channel.  Craig and Tom discuss various eDiscovery topics with the “sheriff”, the Honorable John Facciola, former United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Karl Schieneman, Founder and President of Review Less.

On this podcast, the topics they discussed included the recent Lola v. Skadden Arps appellate court ruling where the Second Circuit court ruled that the plaintiff’s lawsuit demanding overtime pay from law firm Skadden, Arps and legal staffing agency Tower Legal Solutions can proceed and whether review attorneys are actually performing legal work.  In that vein, they also discussed the quality of manual review and the plight of the attorney reviewer today.  In addition, they also took a look at the case we covered on Monday, United States v. Louisiana, where the defendant originally submitted a 2,941 page privilege log.  Good stuff, from a knowledgeable panel!

Tom previously partnered with the late Browning Marean to co-host the podcast series called the e-Discovery Zone, so you may have enjoyed some of his podcasts in the past.  eDiscovery Channel appears to have been in existence for at least a year, with posts going back as far as last year’s ILTA show at least.  I hope that they will post regularly and get others involved as well, it could be a very unique and beneficial resource to hear unique perspectives directly from well-respected eDiscovery thought leaders!  And, you don’t have to be Naked and Afraid to enjoy it!

So, what do you think?  Are you familiar with ESI Bytes or the eDiscovery Channel?  If not, you should check them out!  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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