My white paper for Guidance Software The Place for EnCase® eDiscovery in Electronic Disclosure for Major Corporations in UK Courts was launched yesterday at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Conference by Patrick Burke, Assistant General Counsel at Guidance.
The white papers are one of the things I offer to the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. The aim is to set the products and services of the sponsor in the context of the aims of the Project – the promotion of knowledge, understanding and awareness of the UK e-disclosure rules and of the technology which exists to handle disclosure documents efficiently and cost-effectively.
They are a non-trivial undertaking which is one reason why they have taken second place to getting the Project established and known about. The other reason, of course, is that they need input from the sponsors themselves, and that is hard to get with the amount of work which seems to be in hand at the moment.
We certainly had the right context for the launch of the white paper. Patrick Burke’s speaking slot followed immediately after a judicial panel comprising Senior Master Whitaker, His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC and the US Magistrate Judge the Honorable Andrew Peck. Patrick Burke generously used his session to introduce the e-Disclosure Information Project and to announce the white paper, and gave me the opportunity to speak about what the Project does. That was the spring-board for some further questions to the judges, which many amongst the audience seemed to think was one of the most important sessions of the conference.
I will write more fully about that, and about the conference generally, in later posts.