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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: Announcing LTNY Thought Leader Series!
eDiscovery Trends: Announcing LTNY Thought Leader Series! 150 150 Doug Austin

I lied. OK, I didn’t REALLY lie. I told you on Monday that eDiscoveryDaily would be tweeting throughout LegalTech New York this week. Which is what I intended to do; but, I forgot how crazy it can be at the show with so many meetings, sessions and exhibit hall time. So, I only managed one tweet per day. One of the reasons for this is that, during that time, eDiscoveryDaily was conducting interviews with several eDiscovery industry thought leaders and we’re pleased to introduce the schedule for the series.

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Prepare a Review Plan
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Prepare a Review Plan 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Before starting a review project, prepare a plan that will be your map for moving forward and that you’ll use to monitor progress throughout the project. The components of the plan should include…

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eDiscovery Trends: Wednesday LTNY Sessions
eDiscovery Trends: Wednesday LTNY Sessions 150 150 Doug Austin

As noted Monday and yesterday, LegalTech New York 2011 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. The show wraps up today and, by most accounts, the attitude at the show is considerably more upbeat over last year’s show. Last chance to check out the show if you’re in the New York area! If you can brave the weather, which hasn’t been THAT bad so far, there are still several sessions (both paid and free) available and over 240 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

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eDiscovery Trends: Tuesday LTNY Sessions
eDiscovery Trends: Tuesday LTNY Sessions 150 150 Doug Austin

As noted yesterday, LegalTech New York 2011 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 240 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

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eDiscovery Trends: Welcome to LegalTech New York 2011!
eDiscovery Trends: Welcome to LegalTech New York 2011! 150 150 Doug Austin

Today is the start of LegalTech New York 2011 (LTNY) and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. Over the next three days, we will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered. If you’re in the New York area, I encourage you to check out the show – there are a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 240 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

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Vote for the Most Significant eDiscovery Case of 2010!
Vote for the Most Significant eDiscovery Case of 2010! 150 150 Doug Austin

Since it’s awards season, we thought we would get into the act from an eDiscovery standpoint. Sure, you have Oscars, Emmys and Grammys – but what about “EDDies”? So, we’re conducting a ‘little experiment’ to see what the readers of eDiscoveryDaily think about case law developments in 2010. This is our first annual “EDDies” award to select the case with the most significant impact on eDiscovery practices in 2010. We have “nominated” five cases, with a link to review more information about each case, and a link at the bottom of this post to cast your vote. Vote now!

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eDiscovery Case Law: When is Attorney-Client Communication NOT Privileged?
eDiscovery Case Law: When is Attorney-Client Communication NOT Privileged? 150 150 Doug Austin

When is Attorney-Client Communication NOT Privileged? One answer: When it’s from your work email account, and your employer has a written policy that company email is not private and subject to audit. Oh, and you’re suing your employer.

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Identify a Project Manager
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Identify a Project Manager 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Yesterday, we talked about applying topic codes to the documents to identify helpful or harmful documents. Today, we will talk about identifying a project manager for the review. A good, experienced project manager is critical to the success of your review project. In fact, the project manager is the most important part of the equation.

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Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Applying Topic Codes in the Document Review
Managing an eDiscovery Contract Review Team: Applying Topic Codes in the Document Review 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

So far we’ve covered drafting criteria for responsiveness and for privilege. You may, however, be asking the review team to do more than that in the document review. You might, for example, ask them to apply topic codes to the documents or to identify helpful or harmful documents. At this point in the case, you will be better off keeping this very simple. There are several reasons for this.

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eDiscovery Searching: For Defensible Searching, Be a "STARR"
eDiscovery Searching: For Defensible Searching, Be a "STARR" 150 150 Doug Austin

Defensible searching has become a priority in eDiscovery as parties in several cases have experienced significant consequences (including sanctions) for not implementing a defensible search strategy in responding to discovery requests. I have an acronym that I use to reflect the defensible search process. I call it “STARR” – as in “STAR” with an extra “R” or Green Bay Packer football legend Bart Starr (sorry, Bears fans!). For each search that you need to conduct, here’s how it goes.

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