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The court as gatekeeper: Preventing unreliable pretrial e-discovery from jeopardizing a reliable fact-finding process

   December 11, 2014

This article first appeared in the December issue of the Fordham Law Review. It has been republished here with the permission of the publication and its author.  Introduction  Over the past several years, a significant legal debate has evolved over ... Read More »

Next Generation Legal Hold Compliance Training Launched

   May 30, 2014

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Fortis Quay, an ACEDS corporate partner, is a leading provider of compliance training for organizations of all types. You can watch a demo of its legal hold compliance training module or schedule an ... Read More »

Will new rule prompt harsh sanctions on innocent parties for lost ESI ?

   April 24, 2014

The following is an excerpt from commentary by Thomas Allman on the changes to e-discovery rules proposals arising from a two-day meeting of the Advisory Committee on April 10 and 11 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Allman, an adjunct professor at ... Read More »

The 2013 Civil Rules Package After the Public Comments: The Portland Finale

   March 27, 2014

On Friday, March 21, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee released reports from two relevant Subcommittees recommending changes in the “package” of proposed amendments to the discovery rules now before the Rules Committee. Aside from some “tinkering” with Proposed Rule 26(b)(1) ... Read More »

Public outpouring spurs ‘total rewrite’ of proposed e-discovery sanctions rule

   March 24, 2014

The long road to rule making is one driven slowly, but, as dramatic recent events attest, fraught with hard left turns. Username Password Lost password Read More »

The Social Media Frontier: Exploring a New Mandate for Competence in the Practice of Law

   March 20, 2014

This excerpt was originally published in the University of Miami Law Review. It is republished here with the permission of its authors. The full article is embedded below. Introduction [W]e contend that social media in this day and age cannot ... Read More »

Analytics integration can key long-term success for advisory firms

   March 13, 2014

Much has been written recently about extending predictive coding techniques into the investigative realm.  Indeed, text-based predictive coding has much to recommend as a solution marketed as part of dispute resolution consulting services. It certainly can play a part in ... Read More »

Trade secrets and the rising importance of the “attorneys’ eyes only” designation

   February 20, 2014

Trade secrets are not just for chemists and programmers anymore, and not just for trade secret cases. The rise of the information economy mandates that even attorneys who do not practice Intellectual Property law understand and protect the trade secrets ... Read More »

Inadvertent Disclosure: Avoiding Waiver Under Rule 502

   January 21, 2014

The following is an exclusive contribution to the ACEDS Expert’s Corner, a collection of e-discovery articles and white papers authored by leading organizations and practitioners around the world. To submit a piece for editorial review, please contact Robert Hilson at ... Read More »

Guidance for successfully selecting firm-wide litigation support technologies

   January 16, 2014

As internal and external pressures grow, organizations of all types are closely eying new technology to govern information and perform e-discovery more effectively and at the lowest possible cost and risk.. As these companies and firms attempt to manage information ... Read More »