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


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

On-Demand Webinar: Relativity Masters on Avoiding TAR Pitfalls

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Avoiding Common Technology-Assisted Review Pitfalls Guidance for US & UK Practitioners from Relativity Masters Register here to view this on-demand program now. Across the industry, eDiscovery projects continue to grow in size.  But, despite the corresponding increases in review time and cost, the adoption of technology-assisted review remains slow.  Why? In large part, it’s because the novelty of the technology and the learning curve associated with it leave many practitioners feeling uncomfortable negotiating for it and relying upon it.  How much … Continue reading

On-Demand Webinar: Business Intelligence and Why It Matters for Better eDiscovery


View a free recording of this program here. Every eDiscovery practitioner has experienced the reactive urgency of a sudden and overwhelming discovery project.  Indeed, many spend long periods of time buffeted from one to the next.  Projects can be completed this way, obligations met, but often only at great cost and with great effort.  And, so, every eDiscovery practitioner has also felt the desire for more control, more insight, more efficiency. Business intelligence is an umbrella term used to refer to … Continue reading

The Latest Developments in eDiscovery Analytics


In this hour long nuts and bolts discussion about how to use technology in your eDiscovery practice, Tom O’Connor and Anne Bentley McCray from McGuireWoods LLP discuss new concepts such as CAL (Continuous Active Learning), the latest cases such as Judge Peck’s decision in Hyles v New York City and the newest study on predictive coding, the Oracle/EDI report.  Additionally, Tom and Anne discuss McGuireWoods’ workflow for handling ESI using Advanced Discovery’s services in conjunction with Relativity. Register here to view … Continue reading

Textual Messes and Mobile Forensics: Technical and Legal Challenges of Mobile Device Discovery


Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly likely that you’re reading this on your smartphone.  Almost 200 million people in the U.S. own smartphones, and more time is now spent online on them than on desktops.  On those smartphones, 93% of users engage in personal text messaging, and 80% of users engage in business text messaging. For businesses, this profound shift from desktops and email to smartphones and text messages has precipitated a corresponding shift in litigation sources, with … Continue reading

Free Educational Webinar Evidentiary and Ethical Issues in Social Media Discovery

socialmedia Facebook.  Twitter.  Tumblr.  Pinterest.  Instagram.  Snapchat.  These sources of communication and diversion for hundreds of millions of active users are also becoming increasingly common sources of eDiscovery for a wide range of civil and criminal litigation, as users choose to share ever more voluminous documentation of their lives with their friends and the wider world.  Numerous sources have noted the steady increase in matters involving social media evidence. Ninety-one percent of today’s online adults use social media regularly, and social … Continue reading

Free Webinar on eDiscovery Insourcing vs. Outsourcing


eDiscovery Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: Figuring Out What’s Best for Your Organization eDiscovery services are a critical, complex, and costly component of the litigation process, and as their invocation becomes a frequent occurrence, organizations of all types are wrestling with the question of which eDiscovery services to insource and which to outsource.  Corporations and law firms alike are struggling with questions of cost versus control, predictability versus responsibility, transparency versus security, and more. In this free, one-hour webinar, veteran eDiscovery attorneys … Continue reading

On-Demand Webinar: Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor talk about Hot Topics in Electronic Discovery


At the halfway mark of 2015, Advanced Discovery presented a program taking a look at the hottest topics and trends then dominating the eDiscovery world. In this program, Tom O’Connor and Craig Ball discussed the most important issues and cases from the first half of the year. The topics covered include: New amendments to the FRCP TAR Predictive coding Analytics Recent case law Developing ethical obligations to know technology Presenters: Tom O’Connor, senior eDiscovery consultant, Advanced Discovery Craig Ball, ESI special master … Continue reading

On-Demand Webinar: What We Do Is Important


At an ACEDS conference in San Francisco, Tom O’Connor was giving the closing presentation with old friend and fellow consultant Mary Mack when he was asked the question, “Why should I bother to go to law school?” His answer (which can be seen in its entirety here: http://www.idostream.com/aceds/2014/summit/ under Day 1, Part 7, Endnote) was, “Because what we do is important.” eDiscovery is about getting the right evidence produced in a matter and admitted for a trial. Getting that process right … Continue reading

Webinar: 7 Common Beliefs About eDiscovery — Myth or Fact?

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7 Common Beliefs About eDiscovery Myth or Fact? 1. Legal knowledge alone demonstrates competence. 2. Only large defendants use eDiscovery. 3. Issuing a litigation hold satisfies your preservation requirements. 4. TAR can deliver more accurate results than human reviewers. 5. Requesting parties determine the method of discovery. 6. The addition of proportionality to the FRCPs will change your responsibilities. 7. Internal cooperation will improve your outcomes. Lisa Simmons, partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, and Carolyn Young, solutions engineer at … Continue reading