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The Latest ESI Report Podcast, Highlighting Spring Ediscovery Conferences

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Warmer weather, green grass, tulips and daisies, daylight savings – there are a few things this time of year that remind us of spring. But for those of us in the ediscovery industry, this time of year is also marked by a myriad of spring trade shows and conferences.

The Ediscovery Conference Connection

With Legal Tech, the Jolt Symposium, the ASU-Arkfeld Ediscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, Sedona Conference working group meetings, Ing3nious retreats, the University of Florida/EDRM Ediscovery Conference, IGI’s CIGO Summit and more, spring is a busy time of the year for ediscovery conferences! These conferences are a great opportunity to connect with other ediscovery professionals and get a feel for what is happening in the industry and around the world. Have you been to any ediscovery events recently? What are the ediscovery themes you have been noticing?

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On the ESI Report podcast, I recently sat down with James Sherer from BakerHostetler and my colleague, Eric Robinson. Listen to this podcast, 2015 Trade Shows and Trends in Ediscovery, which discusses prominent themes at various ediscovery conferences this spring. Also, be sure to watch for future editions of the ESI Report by subscribing to the Legal Talk Network.

Podcast: Predictive Coding and ei-Recall

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As an ediscovery specialist, if you have not yet become acquainted with predictive coding – carpe diem – there is no shortage of information to get you caught up. If you are already an avid predictive coding user, now is the time to hone your methods.

A New Approach: Ei-Recall

Astute legal teams seek ways to re-examine the metrics used to evaluate the effectiveness of predictive coding – precision, recall and f-measure. Recently, Ralph Losey went on a quest for the “Holy Grail” of recall calculations. After many hours and sleepless nights, he devised a new approach to recall methods, ei-Recall. You can see his in-depth discussion of ei-Recall in a three-part series on his blog.

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To whet your appetite for all-things ei-Recall, Ralph joined my colleague, Michele Lange, on the February 2015 ESI Report podcast. Listen to this podcast, which includes a summary of ei-Recall, how it compares to other recall methods and some of the advantages of the new recall process. Also, be sure to watch for future editions of the ESI Report on the Legal Talk Network.

Ediscovery Resolutions for the New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!

As one year ends and a new one begins it’s an excellent time to take stock of our lives. Traditionally, the turn of a new year is accompanied by reflections on past accomplishments and resolutions and goals for the coming year and beyond. What is it that you are committed to achieving in 2015? Whether your personal resolution is to spend more time with family, learn how to cook or get to the gym more, we all have resolutions we want to focus on and goals that we want to achieve.

This rings true for our professional lives, as well. We recently had a chance to hear from 12 litigation professionals on what their 2015 professional resolutions are in the field of ediscovery. From better data preservation to a heavier use of predictive coding, these professionals have resolutions spanning the entire EDRM.

Here is a snippet of the 2015 New Year’s Resolutions “ESI Report” podcast, as recorded by the Legal Talk Network:

“My team and I are focusing on improving the attorney experience when working with litigation support and electronic discovery.” Danny Thankachan, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, Texas

“My ediscovery resolution is to use predictive coding on every document production that I receive from opposing counsel.” Cliff Nichols, Day Pitney, Stamford, Connecticut

“I want to help my clients use automated tools and processes to increase their consistencies in ways that are appropriate for their business and their processes.” James Sherer, Baker Hostetler, New York City

There is plenty in the field of ediscovery for all of us to look forward to in 2015. Below is a list of people who were interviewed on their 2015 ediscovery resolutions:

Ralph Losey, Jackson Lewis, Orlando, Florida

Anthony Diana, Reed Smith, New York City

David Yerich, United Health Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Shannon Capone Kirk, Ropes & Gray, Boston, Massachusetts

Danny Thankachan, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, Texas

Josh Zylbershlag, Paul Weiss, New York City

Cliff Nichols, Day Pitney, Stamford, Connecticut

David Baldwin, Choate Hall & Stewart, Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel Kavan, Kroll Ontrack, London, England

Sue Kaiser, Jones Day, Cleveland, Ohio

Joel Bothof, Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota

James Sherer, Baker Hostetler, New York City

Don’t miss out on what these industry experts are striving for in 2015. Who knows, their ideas may even help you shape your professional resolutions. Download the latest ESI report and listen to it whenever and wherever you want. Cheers to the new year!

New ESI Report podcast! Learn how to “Freeze” Your Relevant Litigation Data

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You have one more thing to check off of your holiday wish list: the new ESI Report podcast is here! With the holiday season finally upon us, things can get hectic. Between work, family, and last-minute shopping, you might not have as much time to read up on ediscovery issues as you’d like (and who doesn’t like to read up on ediscovery issues?). Luckily, you can take a break from the holiday rush and unwrap the latest installment of the ESI Report podcast, sponsored by Kroll Ontrack.

This month, host Michele Lange discusses data preservation duties, legal holds, sanctions, and more with fellow ediscovery expert Cathleen Peterson. Cathleen leads the consulting and advanced review services team at Kroll Ontrack. Join Michele and Cathleen as they trace the roots of the duty to preserve and move the conversation into legal hold obligations and strategies. Cathleen also offers her unique insight into how organizations can efficiently reduce costs in the EDRM.

Don’t let preservation duties, litigation holds, and defensible deletion strategies keep you up at night. With a solid legal hold plan in place, you can truly relax this holiday season. So give your eyes a rest, sit back, and learn how your organization can prepare for litigation.

To keep up with the latest ediscovery developments, download all current and archived ESI Report podcasts – whether you’re at home, in your car, or in the office. Happy Holidays!

 

The Latest ESI Report

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In case you missed it, tune into the latest edition of the ESI Report at ediscovery.com which features two ediscovery experts discussing technology assisted review (TAR) and predictive coding. Recently, Cliff Nichols of Day Pitney and Tony Reichenberger of Kroll Ontrack joined the ESI Report for a conversation on a pay-to-play matter they worked on together, New Mexico State Investment Council v. Bland, 2014 WL 772860 (N.M. Dist. Ct. Feb. 12, 2014). Cliff and Tony executed an investigation leveraging TAR and predictive coding for the case.  This podcast includes an in-depth examination into the inner workings of the investigation.

Check out the podcast, which covers topics including the judge’s decision, the background of the case, the process by which Cliff and Tony decided to use and implement TAR and predictive coding in the investigation, and how they successfully used the technology. For an even deeper dive into the details of this case, be sure to also check out the case study  on this pay-to-play matter at ediscovery.com.

The ESI Report is Back in Business! New Ediscovery Podcast

After a brief hiatus, the ESI Report, sponsored by Kroll Ontrack and produced by the Legal Talk ESI ReportNetwork, is back on the air! We will bring you monthly ediscovery podcasts on the latest trends and case law that you can listen to anywhere.

Revving Up Your CARRM

In this new edition, George Socha of the EDRM and Tom Palladino of NightOwl Discovery join me to talk about the CARRM (Computer-Assisted Review Reference Model). Don’t miss the great interview with George and Tom – two of the contributors to the new CARRM.  [For a quick primer on the CARRM and other technology assisted review (TAR) reference models, take a look at this blog post from Jennifer Wightman.]

An Ediscovery “Puzzler”: Real or Fake

Because we don’t always have to be serious on the ESI Report, the new Arguably Relevant segment on the podcast takes our guests on a quick jaunt through some of the more light-hearted subject matter in ediscovery. This month, we challenged our guests to identify a witty snippet from a real judicial opinion versus a fictitious judicial quote concocted by ESI Report writers.

See if you can guess which are real, and score your answers with the key at the bottom of the blog post. (Hint: three of the quotes are genuine.)

  1. Real or Fake: “By destroying his computer with a sledge hammer, the plaintiff’s conduct was egregious enough to fortify his claims against the defendant; thereby, the court finds it appropriate to hammer these claims with a dismissal.
  2. Real or Fake: “This is a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth . . . the litigation was conducted in an Inspector Clouseau-like fashion. However, unlike a Pink Panther film, there was nothing amusing about this conduct
  3. Real or Fake: “Imagine a standup comic who delivers the punch-lines of his jokes first, a plane with landing gear that deploys just after touchdown . . . that’s what document production after trial is like—it defeats the purpose.”
  4. Real or Fake:  “Short of ordering a lobotomy—which, of course, this court cannot do—I strongly encourage the plaintiffs to forget these portions of the meeting notes and focus on documents that actually are discoverable.”
  5. Real or Fake: “American lawyers engaged in discovery have never been accused of asking for too little. To the contrary, like the Rolling Stones, they hope that if they ask for what they want they will get what they need.”
  6. Real or Fake: “Counsel could have included ‘Mickey Mouse’ or ‘Donald Duck’—both of which would have been about as useful as the information listed on the plaintiff’s privilege log.”

To hear how ESI Report guests, George Socha and Tom Palladino, scored on the Arguably Relevant ediscovery puzzler, download the full podcast here.  Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed, so that podcasts from the Legal Talk Network appear in your iTunes account each month for free!

Ediscovery Puzzler Answers:

Answers: 1. Fake; 2. Real (Coquina Invs. v. Rothstein); 3. Real (DL v. Dist. of Columbia); 4. Fake; 5. Real (McPeek v. Ashcroft); 6. Fake

Podcast: Ediscovery Hot Trends: Social Media, Costs and Cooperation

EDiscovery Podcast: Get the Latest Details on All the Current Ediscovery Trends!

Want to know what’s “hot” in the world of ediscovery? On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Sarah Jane Gillett, Shareholder and Lead of the Electronic Discovery Practice Group at Hall Estill and Catherine Harris, Legal Consultant at Kroll Ontrack, to discuss current case law trends and best practices important to corporations and practitioners alike. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Ben Kirk, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, explores several recent cases and rules pertaining to the taxation and shifting of ediscovery costs.

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Podcast: Data Migrations, Risk Management & “Unheard of” Sanctions

EDiscovery Podcast: Get the Latest Details on All the Current Ediscovery Trends!

Bored during the commute? Need a break from work? Interested in learning more about cutting-edge ediscovery issues and technologies? Download the newest edition of the monthly podcast, “The ESI Report” hosted by Kroll Ontrack.

Concerned whether migrating data will lead to legal ramifications? On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes John Connell, Managing Consultant at Kroll Ontrack, to discuss what it means for companies to conduct effective, compliant and low-risk data migrations and consolidations. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Laura Tushaus, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, discusses the recent case of DL v. District of Columbia.

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Podcast: Global EDiscovery Rules and Challenges

EDiscovery Podcast: Get the Latest Details on All the Current Ediscovery Trends!

Bored during the commute? Need a break from work? Interested in learning more about cutting-edge ediscovery issues and technologies? Download the newest edition of the monthly podcast, “The ESI Report” hosted by Kroll Ontrack.

Interested in ediscovery rules across the globe? On this May edition of The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Mark Surguy, Partner with Eversheds International and Tracey Stretton, Legal Consultant at Kroll Ontrack U.K., to explore electronic discovery rules, procedures and important developments from around the world. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Ben Kirk, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, takes a look at In re Facebook PPC Advertising Litigation.

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Podcast: Automated Review Technology, Defensibility & Self-Collection Dangers

EDiscovery Podcast: Get the Latest Details on All the Current Ediscovery Trends!

Bored during the commute? Need a break from work? Interested in learning more about cutting-edge ediscovery issues and technologies? Download the newest episode of the monthly podcast, “The ESI Report” hosted by Kroll Ontrack.

Struggling to control the mounting costs of document review? On this April edition of The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Gary Feldon and Maureen Japha, Associates with Covington & Burling LLP and Beth Koehler, Legal Consultant with Kroll Ontrack, to discuss how automated review technology can significantly improve the speed, consistency and defensibility of the entire review process while cutting costs. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Laura Tushaus, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, discusses the recent case of Green v. Blitz U.S.A., Inc.

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