Can counsel withhold a client’s discovery material as leverage to end a fee dispute? Yes, actually 

Giving credence to the adage that possession is, indeed, nine points of the law, a tense episode unfolding in a Chicago courtroom is shining light on a seemingly sparsely invoked, but important dispute resolution instrument that has the potential to deeply disrupt discovery in instances where fee disputes between attorney and client arise. The use […]

Work smarter, not harder: 9 project management tips from the gurus of document review

The current state of e-discovery and the rise of big data have led to document review populations growing exponentially in size. The cost and time pressures associated with this have unnerved both corporations and the law firms they engage. According to the Rand report, Where The Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery, the most expensive […]

Archiving vs. Journaling: Are You Saving the Right Stuff?

This article first appeared on the Driven Copilot blog under the title “Archiving vs. Journaling: Saving the Right Stuff.”  Email threatens to overwhelm us all – over 100 billion business emails were sent every single day in 2013 according to a recent Radicati Group report, and that number is expected to grow. Friends, colleagues, and now even inanimate objects […]

Judge, Lockheed GC and top lawyers give guidance on emerging e-discovery case law

“Alarming” is the word Shawn Cheadle, general counsel of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, used on last week’s ACEDS webcast to describe the facts of one in a series of recent cases that has imposed new context, considerations and, in some instances, legal requirements on the tricky e-discovery issues practitioners increasingly face. Preservation of mobile data in […]

ACEDS and EDRM agree to affinity partnership, extend joint membership

EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the BARBRI organization that is the largest in the world exclusively for e-discovery professionals, this week announced a new affinity partnership. Members of both organizations can benefit from the partnership, which will include discounted rates and joint participation in […]

President’s plan to offer liability shield for data breach intelligence puts stark focus on corporate IT, reporting abilities

On the heels of a frightening series of high-profile data breaches in which hackers exposed gaping holes in the digital infrastructures of some of the world’s most prominent organizations, and sprung untold amounts of sensitive data into the ether, President Obama has unveiled major plans to bolster the front lines of corporate cyber-defense amid growing […]

ACEDS teams with TRU Staffing Partners to deliver certification to legal technology professionals

ACEDS is proud to announce that it has partnered with TRU Staffing Partners, the award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in e-discovery, litigation support and cybersecurity, to deliver CEDS certification and training to practitioners who aspire to advance their careers in those fields. As part of the affinity relationship, TRU Staffing Partners, which has consistently ranked […]