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Data Challenges? The Fall 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Data Challenges? The Fall 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

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.


Leveraging Social Media? Reach, Inform, Engage, and Encourage

Leveraging Social Media? Reach, Inform, Engage, and Encourage

In today’s “sound-bite” environment in which professional organizations compete for client attention through a variety of communications conduits, it is increasingly important to consider and evaluate the potentially powerful benefits of new social media tools. However, to properly leverage their benefits, one must also understand that these new tools are just that –– tools.


The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The third annual Inside E-Discovery & Beyond Survey by BDO Consulting examines the opinions and insights of more than 100 senior in-house counsel at corporations with revenues ranging from $100 million to over $5 billion from a variety of industries throughout the United States about changes in their approaches to e-discovery and their plans for the year ahead. The survey was conducted by ALM, an independent and impartial research firm, in the fourth quarter of 2016.


A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

One of the biggest challenges facing information, business, and legal professionals is the ability to cohesively consider the elements of data discovery and legal discovery within a technology framework that is comprehensive enough to address critical discovery tasks throughout information and legal lifecycles yet concise enough to be realistically approached from an automation perspective.


And Now A Break (And Message From Our Sponsor)

And Now A Break (And Message From Our Sponsor)

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email Weekly Update Sabbatical from ComplexDiscovery Beginning in late 2006 I began regularly compiling news updates around the discipline of eDiscovery and sharing them with others.  These updates originated as internal competitive updates for companies that I worked with and expanded over the years to include external updates of legal technology areas […]


101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview

101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview

Designed to provide a salient starting point for individuals seeking information related to the field of eDiscovery, this abridged overview of eDiscovery resources provides readers with a non-comprehensive listing of key industry informational resources.


Computer-Assisted Review: What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know (Part Two) on Livestream

Computer-Assisted Review: What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know (Part Two) on Livestream

This cutting edge eDiscovery presentation provides a basic introduction to Computer-Assisted Review (CAR) including emerging legal standards from recent court decisions. Topics covered in the presentation include an introduction to predictive coding and other forms of CAR, an overview of how to use CAR to manage eDiscovery workflow, reduce costs, and improve the quality of review results, and a discussion on how to conduct and evaluate CAR technologies and processes. The presentation, led by industry search and predictive coding expert Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and CTO of OrcaTec, and New York Attorney Michael Pitch of TrustPoint International, was originally presented as a continuing legal education (CLE) event at the offices of TrustPoint International in New York City on September 24, 2013.


Computer-Assisted Review: What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know (Part One) on Livestream

Computer-Assisted Review: What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know (Part One) on Livestream

This cutting edge eDiscovery presentation provides a basic introduction to Computer-Assisted Review (CAR) including emerging legal standards from recent court decisions. Topics covered in the presentation include an introduction to predictive coding and other forms of CAR, an overview of how to use CAR to manage eDiscovery workflow, reduce costs, and improve the quality of review results, and a discussion on how to conduct and evaluate CAR technologies and processes. The presentation, led by industry search and predictive coding expert Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and CTO of OrcaTec, and New York Attorney Michael Pitch of TrustPoint International, was originally presented as a continuing legal education (CLE) event at the offices of TrustPoint International in New York City on September 24, 2013.


Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Beginning in early 2012 the topic of Technology-Assisted Review moved from expert-led explanations to mainstream mentions in legal community articles, opinions, surveys and reports. Provided for your research, review and consideration are a compilation of key headlines and links from online sources on the topic of Technology-Assisted Review from February, 2012, until now.


Weekly Top Story Digest – July 4, 2012

Weekly Top Story Digest - July 4, 2012

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.


Graphic E-Discovery

Graphic E-Discovery

Taken from the blog of Fred Abramson and his New York Business Law Blog, the following graphic originally posted by Forbes Magazine is an excellent summary of the challenges associated with electronic discovery.


Vendor Clips | Live News Feed

Vendor Clips | Live News Feed

Employing a combination of sources derived from RSS Feeds, Web Alerts, and Industry Newsletters and using technology developed by Twitter, Vendor Clips’ Live News Feed via @ComplexD provides legal professionals with quick reference to eDiscovery related news via short headlines, link addresses, and time stamps.


Weekly Top Story Digest – June 6, 2012

Weekly Top Story Digest - June 6, 2012

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.


eDiscovering Vendors on Twitter

eDiscovering Vendors on Twitter

Based on a website review of leading providers influencing the electronic discovery arena, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of eDiscovery and eDiscovery-related (fron business intelligence to social media archiving) vendors who have ventured into the “Twittersphere” and have a company specific Twitter feed.


7 Analyst Firms, 55+ Providers: An Aggregate Overview of Leading eDiscovery Providers

7 Analyst Firms, 55+ Providers:  An Aggregate Overview of Leading eDiscovery Providers

Provided as an aggregated listing of key eDiscovery providers as noted by seven technology research firms covering eDiscovery, the following “aggregated list” highlights 55 eDiscovery providers that are listed in at least one eDiscovery report/update from one of the following seven research firms during the past twelve months.


20+ “Technology Assisted Review” Providers

20+ "Technology Assisted Review" Providers

Updated 1/26/12: Based on a website review of leading providers in the electronic discovery arena, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of firms that appear to have developed “technology assisted review” technology (one form of this being “predictive coding”) for their own and/or partner offerings.


Archiving Anyone?

Archiving Anyone?

Based on a compilation of research, reports, and reviews of the leading providers in the enterprise* archiving arena, the following “Top 50+ ″ list provides a concise listing of over 40 of the top active and acknowledged enterprise* archiving vendors.


Strategically Considering Vendors?

Strategically Considering Vendors?

In an effort to quickly yet effectively evaluate and predict both the immediate and long term success of electronic discovery vendors, the following considerations shared in a formulaic manner may help legal professionals as they compare, contrast, and evaluate electronic discovery vendors.


Clouds, Continents and Providers

Clouds, Continents and Providers

Based on a review of the publicly available Executive Summary Table of Contents for the recently released E-Discovery and E-Disclosure 2011 – Crossing Clouds and Continents report by The 451 Group, the following list of the e-discovery and e-disclosure software and service providers covered in the report is provided below for your review/consideration.


Over 50 Top Providers

Over 50 Top Providers

Based on a compilation of research, reports, reviews, and industry knowledge of the leading providers in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 50” list provides a concise listing of over fifty of the top active and acknowledged electronic discovery providers.


Steps to 26(f) Success

Steps to 26(f) Success

Taken from the recently published book Litigation Readiness: A Practical Approach to Electronic Discovery by Prashant Dubey and Sam Panarella, the following extract on FRCP Rule 26(f) conference preparation provides an excellent overview of the practical steps necessary for “Meet and Confer” conference success.


Tools for Online Fools

Tools for Online Fools

Traditionally, organizations have sought to influence users through a combination of print and online materials shared directly by sales team members in face-to-face encounters. However, with the advent and acceptance of social media, organizations can now move a significant portion of conventional face-to-face encounters to an online environment –– a movement that can speed the sharing and collaboration between influencers and those being influenced.


De-Duping Across The (Custodian) Universe

De-Duping Across The (Custodian) Universe

Taken from the Report On Kershaw-Howie Survey of E-Discovery Providers Pertaining to Deduping Strategies and used with permission of the Electronic Discovery Institute, the following infographic depicts the potential data reduction benefit and significant savings that could be achieved through the use of across-custodian de-duping vs. single custodian de-duping in the conduct of electronic discovery.


What Might eDiscovery Cost?

What Might eDiscovery Cost?

Designed to help legal professionals in “rule of thumb” electronic discovery data reduction and pricing planning, the Electronic Discovery Pricing Estimator uses a combination of generally accepted industry assumptions and user determined pricing entries to provide users with a quick reference planning tool.