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 […]

10 trends that could reshape the legal technology market in 2015

Last year’s article, published at the same time as this one, included predictions for 2014 such as vendors buying other vendors for their client bases, service companies becoming software companies, law firms doing less technical heavy lifting in-house, contract jobs on the rise and processing fees becoming obsolete. The following predictions for 2015 point to […]

Overhauled draft of once-groundbreaking ethics proposal emerges sanded down, after stiff pushback

The latest draft of a widely heralded California ethics opinion, thought to be in its original form among the most forceful declarations of a lawyer’s responsibilities to perform e-discovery competently, shows sweeping changes to the issues it chooses to address, tempered assertions, and a notable recasting of the illustrative attorney around which the opinion’s hypothetical statement of […]

Documentary disclosure requirements under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation: Responding to a notice to produce

You have prepared for the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Now what? Will your organization be the next recipient of a Notice to Produce (“Notice”) in an investigation by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (“the CRTC”) – the principal regulator responsible for CASL? Organizations across Canada must now prepare to respond to production requests as the […]

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

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 whether the predicates outlined in Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and interpreted by Daubert v. […]

On eve of retirement, leading e-discovery judge asks, Why, oh, why don’t lawyers know this stuff?

US magistrate Judge John Facciola finds himself in an enviable position. Days away from retirement, the veteran jurist whose leadership has shaped the way e-discovery is approached, performed and governed by law, is surrounded by a chorus of experts singing his praises and reflecting fondly on his myriad career achievements – all the best speeches […]