Reconnoitering Your Territory

www.atempletonphoto.com 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 In the first Part of this short series, we reviewed the concept of data mapping for eDiscovery and the benefits that can accrue from completing such an effort.  Creating a data map that is useful for eDiscovery (or for other legal purposes) is a five-phase process: (1) Legal … Continue reading

Ipro and Advanced Discovery Announce Technology Shift with Automated Digital Discovery

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Leading eDiscovery companies committed to efficient multi-matter management across multiple industry-standard review platforms. TEMPE, AZ and AUSTIN, TX — (March 14, 2017) — 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. Advanced Discovery’s shift to ADD technology reinforces its commitment to meeting the demands … Continue reading

Robot Uprising? An Artificial Intelligence Update

www.atempletonphoto.com An update on the intersections between artificial intelligence and the legal industry 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.”  … Continue reading

No Maps for These Territories

www.atempletonphoto.com 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 Preservation, collection, and other eDiscovery activities continue to be complicated by the explosive growth of both data volumes and data sources.  Today’s custodians are likely to have potentially relevant and discoverable data and documents on enterprise systems, personal devices, assorted physical media, and potentially, social media and cloud … Continue reading

February 2017 Industry News Round-Up

www.atempletonphoto.com A monthly round-up of key industry news, useful publications, new cases, and other resources Each month we collect the most important news and most useful resources we’ve found and share them here to help you separate the signal from the noise.  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 … Continue reading

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

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Julia Chain, 25-year industry veteran, joins leading eDiscovery company; James Moeskops, current managing director, relocating to lead Asia/Pacific expansion AUSTIN, TX and LONDON, UK — (March 7, 2017) — 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. Millnet, the largest UK-based eDiscovery and legal … Continue reading

Spoliation Sanctions Update: Wrap-Up and Key Takeaways for Litigants

www.atempletonphoto.com A review of the first year of cases under the amended spoliation sanctions rule reveals simpler analyses from judges and some relief from severe sanctions for litigants, but new ambiguities create uncertainty about reasonable steps, demonstrating intent, and inherent authority In the first Part of this series, we reviewed the December 2015 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) and the issues that amendment was intended to address.  And, as we have seen in our subsequent review of the … Continue reading

On-Demand Webinar: Spoliation Sanctions Update – Year One Under Amended Sanctions Rule 37(e)

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Register to view this free webinar now. Just over one year ago, on December 15, 2015, amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective that included the most dramatic attempts at discovery process reform in a decade (since the 2006 amendments to the FRCP officially ushered in the ESI era).  Among the rules revised was FRCP 37, which governs discovery failures like spoliation and the associated sanctions.  The amended version of FRCP 37(e) was intended to simplify and clarify spoliation, … Continue reading

Federal Judges Judge Attorney eDiscovery Knowledge Still Lacking

www.atempletonphoto.com A review of the results of the 3rd Annual Federal Judges Survey and the gaps in practitioner knowledge and technical competence identified by the participating judges Recently, the results of the 3rd Annual Federal Judges Survey were released.  This year, twenty-two federal judges participated in the survey, which poses twenty-five questions about the current state of practice in eDiscovery.  Although 82% of the respondents felt that last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have improved things, the … Continue reading

Inherent Authority and Amended Rule 37(e)

www.atempletonphoto.com A review of the first year of cases under the amended spoliation sanctions rule reveals simpler analyses from judges and some relief from severe sanctions for litigants, but new ambiguities create uncertainty about reasonable steps, demonstrating intent, and inherent authority In the first Part of this series, we reviewed the December 2015 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) and the issues that amendment was intended to address.  In the second Part, we reviewed orders discussing “reasonable steps” to … Continue reading