Short eDiscovery updates to 29 September

I was at a Washington conference for much of the week ending 22 September and the updates for that week are correspondingly reduced in number. This selection covers two weeks’ of my Google+ updates. Some of them relate to webinars etc which were pending at the time of the G+ notice but whose date has passed by the time the summary is published. In many cases, the link will take you to a recording.

Some of these updates relate to future conferences. There is a list of these on my web site.


Epiq and Equivio join forces for TAR 101 – Webinar on 20 September

This event is not presently available online. I will let you know as and when it becomes available.

Almost inevitably, the cases which have brought technology-assisted review / predictive coding to attention recently have also had the potential to confuse newcomers – you do not get judicial opinions about simple things.

This makes it a good time to go back to the basics. Mary Ann Benson of Epiq Systems’ Document Review Services and Warwick Sharp of predictive coding software company Equivio intend to do just that in a webinar on 20 September at 1pm CDT / 11am PDT. The moderator is Andy Paredes of Epiq.

Subjects covered include:

– What exactly is Technology-Assisted Review?
– The science behind the magic: How does it work?
– What types of TAR are there, and what distinguishes them?
– What’s the difference between TAR and traditional, or linear, review?
– How to determine when and where to use TAR
– Best practices for employing TAR methodologies

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Epiq Systems | Equivio


2012 conference on preservation excellence – 27-28 September in Portland, Oregon

The expression “preservation excellence” implies more than merely  preserving and collecting everything in sight.

A two-day conference called Preservation Excellence to be held in Portland, Oregon on 27 and 28 September deals not only with the urgent reaction to a preservation obligation (such as knowing when to spot the triggering event) but goes back into education and training and to matters of information governance which have the potential to diminish the scope of the problem by effective document retention and disposition programs.

The speaker list includes too many authoritative names to mention and the sponsors include Nuix and Recommind. Expect constructive thought from this event, not merely standard squawking about preserving everything.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Nuix | Recommind


Symantec Twitter chat: Top 10 things you should know about predictive coding

Symantec has instituted a series of what they call Twitter Chats. Anyone can join in by using the hashtag #IGChat.

The next one, on Thursday 20 September at 10am PT / 1pm ET is called the Top 10 things you should know about predictive coding and will be attended by Symantec eDiscovery Counsel Matt Nelson, the author of Symantec’s Predictive Coding for Dummies.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Symantec


Guidance Software launches Tableau TD 3 Forensic Imager

Guidance Software describes its Tableau TD 3 Forensic Imager as “the industry’s first modular, touch screen driven forensic imager.

The aim is to make it easier and faster to start collections or to view data without sacrificing any of the forensically-sound functionality which one expects from the makers of EnCase.

The announcement, which includes a link to the relevant web page, is here.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software


Applied Discovery adds Legal Hold with Zapproved partnership

I have written before about  the network of relationships by which Applied Discovery brings a wide range of third-party tools to the aid of its clients alongside its own technology and consultancy services. Existing agreements include those with Equivio, kCura and Nuix.

In a move which is consistent with that strategy, Applied Discovery has now added Legal Hold Pro from Zapproved, a pairing which, to quote from the press release attached below “will enable clients to leverage technology to build and implement a defensible and efficient legal hold strategy.”

The press release is below.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Applied Discovery | Zapproved


Craig Ball on the eDiscovery perspective of the Special Master

Sharon Nelson summarises on her Ride the Lightning site a talk given by Craig Ball on the role of a Special Master. As summarised in this article, the skill-set ranges from a deep technical knowledge to advanced parenting skills.

You would hope not to have to start by enforcing civility (the first point which Sharon Nelson picks out of Craig’s talk) but you do not need to read many case reports to be clear that, whatever the role of ignorance in eDiscovery disputes, the breakdown of communications does not come far behind.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Craig Ball


FTI Consulting, kCura and Symantec unite on Radicati eDiscovery panel 27 September 9:30am to 10:30am Pacific Time

eDiscovery technology has evolved to do more than merely solve day-to-day eDiscovery problems and increasingly addresses a broader range of legal, governance and risk management issues.

Sara Radicati of The Radicati Group has assembled a strong panel to discuss these things in this webinar on 27 September. They are

Mike Kinnaman Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Nick Robertson Vice President of Sales and Marketing, kCura
Allison J. Walton Esq. eDiscovery Counsel, Symantec

The link below takes you to the registration page.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | FTI Technology | kCura | Symantec


First Advantage Litigation Consulting expands in Germany by opening in Frankfurt

Days after announcing the opening of a Zurich office and data centre, First Advantage Litigation Consulting has extended its existing German presence by doing the same in Frankfurt. It has had a Munich operation since 2007.

The Frankfurt press release is below, highlighting the roles of Adam Pollitt, Senior Vice President at FADV and of Michael Becker who, in addition to being a Rechtsanwalt (German lawyer) has specialist experience in anti corruption, regulatory matters and European data protection.

The press release sent out the  specific services available from Frankfurt as follows:

– German project managers with in-depth knowledge of complex data protection requirements outlined by the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG)

– Highly skilled, native-speaking reviewers with legal and technical expertise

– Secure, local data center capacity for processing and hosting

– Access to Global RPM 5.0, First Advantage Litigation Consulting’s  proprietary, web-based review platform, which now integrates audio and technology-assisted review functionality

What is equally important, for local businesses and for US and other companies with German interests, is the availability of senior consultancy advice across a region which is both a significant US trading partner and a strict enforcer of data protection rules which have local variants. Experience and a local presence counts.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | First Advantage Litigation Consulting


CEIC dates – 19 to 22 May in Orlando

CEIC, the Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference hosted by Guidance Software, will take place in Orlando from 19 to 22 May 2013. The venue is the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida – with more than 1500 delegates in 2012, CEIC needs a large  home.

The link below takes you to a page which explains what CEIC is and why you might like to go next year. It is one of my annual favourites, and would be good to see even more people there next year.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Guidance Software


E-Discovery Ireland Conference 2012 – 26 October 2012

A quick link to the web site of this conference – excellent last year – which is now accepting bookings. More about this in due course.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source |


The 7th Annual e-Disclosure Forum – London on 15 November 2012

Big changes are coming in the management of cases in UK civil litigation. I am one of the co-chairs of this conference (the others are Browning Marean, George Socha and Vince Neicho) which aims to equip lawyers for the requirements both as they stand and as they will be after April 2013.

I will write more fully about this in due course.

Published: 19 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source |


Masters Conference for Legal Professionals – Washington on 8-10 October 2012

The Masters Conference is nearly on us, with the title Information Convergence: Creating Synergy between Compliance, Discovery and Security.

Amor Esteban of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and I are moderating a double cross-border panel, and I am involved also in a panel led by Mark Yacano of Hudson Legal with the title How to Introduce eDiscovery Technology to Trial Lawyers.

That barely scratches the surface of what is on offer at this well-established and popular event. The web site linked to below has registration details.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | The Masters Conference |


Forensic Focus reviews Proof Finder from Nuix

I have written more than once about Proof Finder, the full-featured version of the Nuix eDiscovery software, which is available for $100, all of which goes to the charity Room to Read.

I have only just come across a  an article by Jonathan Krause on the Forensic Focus site which is a proper review of the software, complete with helpful screenshots. It dates back to January 2012 and Version 1 of Proof Finder. That has now been succeeded by Version 2 which allows cases of up to 15 GB  in place of the original 10 GB. What are you waiting for?

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Nuix | Proof Finder


Leveraging strategies for eDiscovery, Information Governance and Data Security – Singapore 21-22 November

Legal IQ is holding a Singapore conference with title Leveraging strategies for eDiscovery, Information Governance and Data Security as part of IQPC’s global eDiscovery event series. I appear to be the chairman of the first day (amazing what you find from web sites), which means I will have to attend every session.

In the circumstances, it is just as well the programme looks extremely good. I will write more about it in due course, but for now merely point you to  its web site so you can get it in your diary.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | eDiscovery Asia 2012 |


eDJ Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Collection & Preservation of Social Media

The link is to the registration page of a webinar to be given on 27 September (that is, tomorrow) by William W Belt Jr of LeClairRyan and Barry Murphy of eDJ Group.

The subjects to be covered include:

How to mitigate and manage risks associated with individual and corporate social media use

How to evaluate the methods for collecting and preserving social media

How to analyze the privacy policies of the major social media publishers

How to get started managing social media content

How use cases can dictate strategies for social media collection and preservation.

I know both these speakers. They can be relied on to inform and entertain in equal measure.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | eDJ Group | LeClairRyan


Huron Legal – QuickCounsel: Legal Project Management

It is often observed of lawyers that they believe project management to be a skill which can be picked up at a half-day training course.

This helpful article by Nancy Jessen and Bret Baccus, both of Huron Legal, on the web site of the Association of Corporate Counsel provides a good summary of what project management involves. It links to the 27 page _ACC Legal Project Management Primer_ which I had not seen before but which I am glad to find.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source | Huron Legal


kCura’s couch – a reminder of the company’s origins

This article on the Fast Company site appears eccentric at first sight. It is about, and is illustrated by a photograph of, a rather scruffy green couch.

The eccentricity has a purpose: the couch was bought when kCura was an obscure start-up, and has moved with the company as it rapidly outgrew successive premises, retaining pride of place in the smart reception of kCura’s new and large offices.

There is more to this than mere sentimentality, as founder and CEO Andrew Sieja explains in the article. The couch may a reminder of the early, fun, days, but it is a reminder also that growing companies need to stick to their roots, in kCura’s case a dedication to customer service.

Company growth obviously indicates success, but it is not easy to retain the enthusiasm of the early days as size brings new responsibilities and challenges. It is good to have a tangible reminder of where you came from.

Published: 26 September 2012

G+ Post | Link to Source |



About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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