Author Archives: Bethan Williams

March 2017 Industry News Round-Up

March 2017 has concluded with a strong signal from The Sedona Conference, which just released the Public Comment Version of a new edition of its flagship guidance document: The Sedona Principles, Third Edition: Best Practices, Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production. This new edition attempts to address the many changes in technology and rules since the last edition in 2007. Major areas of revision include preservation, proportionality, and forms of production.

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Backup Tapes – A Basic Guide for World Backup Day

I received an email today noting that today (March 31st) is World Backup Day. Who knew there was such a thing. An interesting comment then followed: “shouldn’t every day be world backup day?” Good point! Whilst everyone is double checking their iPhone backup to make sure their precious holiday photos are set to back up every night in the event you drop your phone or leave it in the back of a taxi I thought it would a good day to share some basic guidance on backups in an eDiscovery / eDisclosure context.

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Junior eDiscovery Consultant – Subject Matter Expert

We are recruiting for this challenging and rewarding role within our eDiscovery consulting team. This is a junior role but prior experience within the eDiscovery industry is desirable. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills whilst working with a highly experienced team.

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Senior eDiscovery Consultant – Subject Matter Expert

Don’t miss out on this exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity. We are recruiting for a Senior eDiscovery Consultant to join our highly successful and growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for a focused and experienced eDiscovery subject matter expert. The eDiscovery Consulting team are fee earners and involved in client engagement and the pre-sales process from an expert and advisory perspective.

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Reconnoitering Your Territory

Creating a data map that is useful for eDiscovery (or for other legal purposes) is a five-phase process: (1) Legal Inventory; (2) Source Inventory; (3) Initial Map Creation; (4) Analysis and Alignment; and, (5) Connection and Maintenance. In this Part, we review the first three of these five phases.

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Ipro and Advanced Discovery Announce Technology Shift With Automated Digital Discovery

Ipro Tech, LLC, a leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, and Advanced Discovery, a leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, today announced that Ipro’s flagship and patent-pending product, Automated Digital Discovery (ADD), has been integrated with Advanced Discovery’s patent-pending software and workflows.

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Robot Uprising? An Artificial Intelligence Update

Over the past few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to appear with increasing frequency in the legal industry press, filled with both promise and threat. A 2016 report from Deloitte “said that ‘profound reforms’ will occur in the legal sector over the next decade, estimating that nearly 40 percent of jobs in the legal sector could end up being automated in the long term.”

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No Maps for These Territories

A discussion of the practice of data mapping for eDiscovery – and how to do it effectively for significant savings of time and money, as well as reducing risk and increasing defensibility.

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February 2017 Industry News Round-Up

February 2017 was kicked off with a strong signal from the EDRM organization, which is now a part of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies. On February 9th, it announced a major new effort to develop standards and guidance for the effective use of technology-assisted review.

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Millnet, An Advanced Discovery Company, Announces Appointment Of New Managing Director Of UK Office

Advanced Discovery, a leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, today announced that legal industry veteran Julia Chain has joined the company as the managing director of the UK Millnet office and a member of the Advanced Discovery corporate executive team as executive vice president, International.

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