eDiscovery Daily Blog

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 Project Management: Effectively Manage your Time
eDiscovery Project Management: Effectively Manage your Time 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

Of all the project management techniques and activities we’ve discussed in the past weeks in this blog series, this is the one that gives many people the most trouble. There is no set of rules I can list that’s going to work well for everyone. I can, however, give you some tips to consider that may improve your time management skills.

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eDiscovery Trends: Social Media in Litigation
eDiscovery Trends: Social Media in Litigation 150 150 Doug Austin

Yesterday, we introduced the Virtual LegalTech online educational session Facing the Legal Dangers of Social Media and discussed what factors a social media governance policy should address. The session also addressed social media in litigation, discussing several considerations about social media, including whether it’s discoverable, how it’s being used in litigation, how to request it, how to preserve it, and how to produce it.

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eDiscovery Trends: Social Media Policies to Manage Risk
eDiscovery Trends: Social Media Policies to Manage Risk 150 150 Doug Austin

As noted previously, ALM hosted another Virtual LegalTech online “live” day online last week. Another session from “live” day was Legal Dangers of Social Media. As noted previously in this blog, having a social governance policy in place is a good idea to govern use of outside email, chat and social media that covers what employees should and should not do. From the session, here are some factors that a good social governance policy should address.

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State eDiscovery Rules: States without eDiscovery Rules Changes
State eDiscovery Rules: States without eDiscovery Rules Changes 150 150 Doug Austin

At the beginning of next year, 37 out of 51 states will have adopted at least some procedural rules which address eDiscovery issues. That leaves 14 states (including District of Columbia) that have not enacted any rules changes that address discovery of ESI. Here they are.

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eDiscovery Trends: Predictive Coding Strategy and Survey Results
eDiscovery Trends: Predictive Coding Strategy and Survey Results 150 150 Doug Austin

Yesterday, we introduced the Virtual LegalTech online educational session Frontiers of E-Discovery: What Lawyers Need to Know About “Predictive Coding” and defined predictive coding while also noting the two “learning” methods that most predictive coding mechanisms use to predict document classifications. The session also focused on strategies for using predictive coding and results of the TREC 2010 Legal Track Learning Task on the effectiveness of “Predictive Coding” technologies, which we discuss today.

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eDiscovery Trends: What the Heck is “Predictive Coding”?
eDiscovery Trends: What the Heck is “Predictive Coding”? 150 150 Doug Austin

Yesterday, ALM hosted another Virtual LegalTech online “live” day online. One of yesterday’s sessions was “Frontiers of E-Discovery: What Lawyers Need to Know About ‘Predictive Coding'”. The highly qualified panel discussed a number of topics related to predictive coding, including practical applications and results of the TREC 2010 Legal Track study on the effectiveness of “Predictive Coding” technologies. But first, it’s important to understand what predictive coding is.

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eDiscovery Project Management: Effectively Manage your Clients
eDiscovery Project Management: Effectively Manage your Clients 150 150 Jane Gennarelli

If you work in a law firm, your clients are in-house: they are the litigation teams in your own firm. It’s important that you maintain good lines of communication with them throughout a project and that you have a mutual understanding, from the start, of what’s expected. That, of course, starts with setting expectations.

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eDiscovery Tips: SaaS and eDiscovery – More Top Considerations
eDiscovery Tips: SaaS and eDiscovery – More Top Considerations 150 150 Doug Austin

Friday, we began talking about the article entitled Top 7 Legal Things to Know about Cloud, SaaS and eDiscovery on CIO Update.com, written by David Morris and James Shook from EMC. The article relates to storage of ESI within cloud and SaaS providers and looks at key eDiscovery issues that must be addressed for organizations using public cloud and SaaS offerings for ESI. Here are thoughts regarding the remaining four issues from the article.

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eDiscovery Tips: SaaS and eDiscovery – Top Considerations
eDiscovery Tips: SaaS and eDiscovery – Top Considerations 150 150 Doug Austin

There was an interesting article this week regarding Software as a Service (SaaS) and eDiscovery entitled Top 7 Legal Things to Know about Cloud, SaaS and eDiscovery on CIO Update.com, written by David Morris and James Shook from EMC. The article relates to storage of ESI within cloud and SaaS providers and the key requirements that must be addressed by adopters of cloud technology for their ESI.

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eDiscovery Trends: Facemail Unlikely to Replace Traditional Email
eDiscovery Trends: Facemail Unlikely to Replace Traditional Email 150 150 Doug Austin

In a November post on eDiscoveryDaily, we reported that Facebook announced on November 15 that it’s rolling out a new messaging system, including chat, text messaging, status updates and email (informally dubbed “Facemail”) that would bring messaging systems together in one place. However, Facemail isn’t likely to replace users’ current email accounts, according to an online poll currently being conducted by the Wall Street Journal.

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