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The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

There’s an interesting dynamic when a new technology emerges. As human beings, our instinct is to get excited about the technology, to think about how it can make our lives better and more interesting. What we think much less about are the implications of this new technology. How might it change our lives in ways that we don’t necessarily consider desirable? What controls are necessary in order to prevent those harms from happening?


Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

“We found the blockchain practice area to be one of the most challenging sectors in legal recruitment. Evan Fox, director of recruiting at Audrey Golden, explains: “We are seeing a very high demand for FinTech attorneys in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.”


Play the New e-Discovery “Hive Mind” Game: Small, Medium or Large?

Play the New e-Discovery “Hive Mind” Game: Small, Medium or Large?

What should you do to prepare for federal court 26(f) conferences in small and medium sized cases, versus large, complicated cases? This new eDiscovery game might help.


Where Do I Start? Seeking and Sourcing eDiscovery Software

Where Do I Start? Seeking and Sourcing eDiscovery Software

As organizations navigate the nuances of the complex eDiscovery technology landscape, they can feel comfortable that there are many reliable providers and solutions. In fact, given the competition of the marketplace and the capability of those providing software and services, it might be said that the selection challenge is less of making the right choice (as there are many right choices), and more of not making the wrong choice.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Deals and Dollars to Constraints and Costs

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Deals and Dollars to Constraints and Costs

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security fatigue is a weariness or reluctance to deal with computer security, leading to feelings of resignation and loss of control.


Pricing Transparency May Be Beneficial for Helping Contain Costs in eDiscovery

Pricing Transparency May Be Beneficial for Helping Contain Costs in eDiscovery

By publicly publishing pricing, vendors can help simplify the eDiscovery decision-making process by removing one of the most common concerns early in the evaluation process.


Archiving in the Enterprise in 2017: New Magic Quadrant From Gartner

Archiving in the Enterprise in 2017: New Magic Quadrant From Gartner

Published on October 30, 2017, the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (G00322377) provides information technology and business professionals with information and insight into solutions available to meet compliance, discovery, and preservation challenges.


Market to Manage Electronic Documents in a State of Flux

Market to Manage Electronic Documents in a State of Flux

Last year, more than 30 major e-discovery companies were acquired or merged, or they disappeared. To an outside observer, it looks like an industry that is shrinking or contracting.

But at the same time, venture capital firms poured millions of dollars into startups and upstart companies offering technology to manage electronic documents in litigation. It’s enough to make lawyers wonder: Is it an industry in decline or on the rise?

The answer is a little of both. Large corporate clients are resistant to paying millions for litigation support services when a lawsuit arises. Rather, large organizations are investing in tools to manage electronic records before litigation ever happens.


Avalon and Cleveland-based C:DOX Join Forces

Avalon and Cleveland-based C:DOX Join Forces

Avalon, a national provider of eDiscovery, managed services, and traditional litigation support services to law firms and corporations, has announced today that it will team up with C:DOX, a Cleveland-based litigation support and eDiscovery provider.


Reducing and Controlling E-Discovery Cost in an Age of Unchecked Data Growth

Reducing and Controlling E-Discovery Cost in an Age of Unchecked Data Growth

The complex ESI environment is only getting harder to navigate, and proper support is as important as accurate initial scoping.


Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Data Security: Thinking About Bugs

Security bugs may have wildly disparate paths of extermination. Some are quietly patched with code updates, while others make the national news and trigger companies’ incident response plans.


The Top Issue Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: Budgetary Constraints (Fall 2017)

The Top Issue Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: Budgetary Constraints (Fall 2017)

In the Fall of 2017, 31% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey. Budgetary constraints also appear to have the greatest potential impact now on business than at any time since the initiation of the eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys.


Legal Tech Fails To Sustain Deal Counts And Dollar Amounts

Legal Tech Fails To Sustain Deal Counts And Dollar Amounts

To rework the legal industry, which is steeped in tradition and regulation, large sums of money are likely required. In an effort to address these challenges, legal tech startups have received $1.5 billion in funding across 610 deals since 2010.


On-Demand Legal Education: Lessons Learned from Recent eDiscovery Disasters

On-Demand Legal Education: Lessons Learned from Recent eDiscovery Disasters

The recent eDiscovery failures at Wells Fargo and at the Department of Justice show that eDiscovery mistakes and failures happen even at the largest corporations and government agencies. This CLE-approved webcast will discuss the various issues that occurred in these high-profile cases and what to do to avoid them in your own cases.


Cloud 201: Defining, Using and Securing the Next Generation

Cloud 201: Defining, Using and Securing the Next Generation

“The cloud is a funny discussion. If it’s secure, all things being equal, they don’t really care where they get the information. The clients are driving the discussion.”


The Great ESI Sales Exodus

The Great ESI Sales Exodus

In order to understand how to transition successfully, or why a cybersecurity provider might want to hire an ESI sales representative, it is essential to understand why there is an ESI sales exodus, who stands to gain from this trend and what the cyber sales landscape looks like currently in comparison to the world of e-discovery.


With New Funding, NexLP Plans to Triple its Headcount

With New Funding, NexLP Plans to Triple its Headcount

Cognitive analytics startup NexLP just raised $3 million in fresh funding in a round led by Chicago-based Method Capital and joined by Dundee Venture Capital, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska.


Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity Unveils Next Evolution of Their e-Discovery Platform at 8th Annual Relativity Fest

Relativity announced key enhancements to their eDiscovery platform at their annual user conference, building on nearly 500 new features delivered this year.


HAYSTACKID LLC Announces Recapitalization to Remain Independent and Fund Further Growth

HAYSTACKID LLC Announces Recapitalization to Remain Independent and Fund Further Growth

New investment from Knox Capital, combined with consistent management, will usher in a new era of prosperity for the respected eDiscovery provider.


The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Fall 2017

The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results - Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Selecting Software to Checking Discovery

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Selecting Software to Checking Discovery

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

In navigating the glittering generalities presented by individuals and organizations seeking to influence eDiscovery software selection decisions, remember that there may be many right choices for your specific needs. Considering those choices through the lens of security, capability, complexity, and cost may help ensure that you not only make the right choice but make the best choice for your needs.


Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

Eight C’s of E-Discovery in the Cloud

The adoption of cloud applications is growing across enterprises worldwide. According to Gartner, by 2020 more than 30 percent of the 100 largest enterprise applications will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only – encouraging any enterprise fence-sitters to move in the direction of the cloud.