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In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
eDiscovery Trends: EDD Toolkit Smartphone App
eDiscovery Trends: EDD Toolkit Smartphone App 150 150 Doug Austin

“Blue Horseshoe Loves BlueStar”. Anyone remember that famous quote from Charlie Sheen (when he was known for his acting) in the movie Wall Street? Well, now eDiscovery buffs with a smartphone love BlueStar too. BlueStar Case Solutions, Inc. (BlueStar), just launched EDD Toolkit, which is a free eDiscovery app for smartphones. The app features a Cost Estimator, Time Estimator, Conversion Table and Glossary for common eDiscovery questions with regards to ESI processing, document review and production.

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eDiscovery Trends: Alon Israely, Esq., CISSP of BIA
eDiscovery Trends: Alon Israely, Esq., CISSP of BIA 150 150 Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is Alon Israely. Alon is a Senior Advisor in BIA’s Advisory Services group and when he’s not advising clients on e-discovery issues he works closely with BIA’s product development group for its core technology products. Alon has over fifteen years of experience in a variety of advanced computing-related technologies and has consulted with law firms and their clients on a variety of technology issues, including expert witness services related to computer forensics, digital evidence management and data security.

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Starting the Project
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Starting the Project 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Throughout the life of the project, you will implement some standard project management techniques for monitoring quality and ensuring that questions are resolved efficiently. We’re going to cover those techniques in the next blog posts in this series. There are, however, a couple of special steps you should take at the beginning of a project to ensure that it gets off to a smooth start.

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eDiscovery Trends: Tom Gelbmann of Gelbmann & Associates, LLC
eDiscovery Trends: Tom Gelbmann of Gelbmann & Associates, LLC 150 150 Doug Austin

Today’s thought leader is Tom Gelbmann. Tom is Principal of Gelbmann & Associates, LLC, co-author of the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey and co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Since 1993, Gelbmann & Associates, LLC has helped law firms and Corporate Law Departments realize the full benefit of their investments in Information Technology. As today is Valentine’s Day, consider this interview with Tom as eDiscoveryDaily’s Valentine’s Day present to you!

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eDiscovery Case Law: Responses to FOIA Requests Must Be Searchable
eDiscovery Case Law: Responses to FOIA Requests Must Be Searchable 150 150 Doug Austin

Southern District of New York Judge Shira A. Scheindlin is at it again! Her latest ruling is that the federal government must provide documents “in a usable format” when it responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Noting that “Once again, this Court is required to rule on an eDiscovery issue that could have been avoided”, Judge Scheindlin ruled that federal agencies must turn over documents that include “metadata,” which allows them to be searched and indexed.

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eDiscovery Trends: EDRM Metrics Privilege Survey
eDiscovery Trends: EDRM Metrics Privilege Survey 150 150 Doug Austin

As a member of the EDRM Metrics Project for the past four years, I have seen several accomplishments by the group to provide an effective means of measuring the time, money and volumes associated with eDiscovery activities. Now, we need your help for an information gathering exercise. We are currently conducting a Metrics Privilege survey to get a sense throughout the industry as to typical volumes and percentages of privileged documents within a collection.

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Training a Review Team
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Training a Review Team 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Yesterday, we discussed the assembling the project team for document review. It’s also important that the review team gets good training. As a starting point, prepare a training manual for each team member that includes this information…

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Assembling the Project Team
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Assembling the Project Team 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Before assembling the review team, think through how the project will be structured. This will drive decisions on the type of people that you’ll need. Your goal is to get the work done as cost effectively as possible – using less expensive personnel where possible — without sacrificing work quality or the utility of the work product.

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eDiscovery Best Practices: Judges’ Guide to Cost-Effective eDiscovery
eDiscovery Best Practices: Judges’ Guide to Cost-Effective eDiscovery 150 150 Doug Austin

Last week at LegalTech, I met Joe Howie at the blogger’s breakfast on Tuesday morning. Joe is the founder of Howie Consulting and is the Director of Metrics Development and Communications for the eDiscovery Institute, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization for eDiscovery. eDiscovery Institute has just released a new publication that is a vendor-neutral guide for approaches to considerably reduce discovery costs for ESI, the Judges’ Guide to Cost-Effective E-Discovery.

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Deadline Extended to Vote for the Most Significant eDiscovery Case of 2010
Deadline Extended to Vote for the Most Significant eDiscovery Case of 2010 150 150 Doug Austin

Our ‘little experiment’ to see what the readers of eDiscoveryDaily think about case law developments in 2010 needs more time as we have not yet received enough votes yet to have a statistically significant result. So, we’ve extended the deadline to select the case with the most significant impact on eDiscovery practices in 2010 to February 28. Evidently, calling out the vote on the last business day before LegalTech is not the best timing. Live and learn!

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