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The Ediscovery Channel is on hiatus this week as I’m travelling to Seattle for a McCormick family memorial service for Gayle.  But I noticed a post today on the Ediscovery Today blog called, New Publication of “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery” from EDRM: eDiscovery Best Practices.  The 12-page paper is designed “to provide a preliminary overview of the
Continue Reading Short Break for the EDiscovery Channel and A Repeat Chat with Herb Roitblatt

Think my July 26th post on legal AI was a little harsh or over the top? ( )

What, Me?

Tom O’Connor?

Over the top?

Nah. I was being nice. But my old friend Bill Gallivan, CEO and co-founder with his brother Dan of Digital WarRoom, asked me if could narrow my focus a bit and write something about
Continue Reading AI Redux or The Other End of the Horse

Did you miss this post last week? No worries, listen here to learn how Amy came to become the Litigation Support Guru. Her LSG site and blog have been a great resource for many years and this is your chance to learn more about Amy and her journey through #ediscovery.


#litigation #mentoring #coaching #leadership
Continue Reading Amy Bowser-Rollins, the Original Litigation Support Guru, Chats with Rachi and Tom

Rich Robinson of Toyota chats with Rachi & Tom about growing up in Rhode Island, working with disadvantaged youth then transitioning to law firm database work. After stints at firms in Boston and Dallas he ended up in working for a short time with an eDiscovery vendor then finally found his home in the corporate world. A fascinating story I’m
Continue Reading Did You Miss Last Weeks Chat with Rich Robinson of Toyota on the EDiscovery Channel? Take A Look Here.

With all the analytics companies being bought up recently, I made the above comment to Doug Austin in discussing his column a few weeks back on the new NIST standards for developing trust in Artificial Intelligence programs. ( )

But maybe the analogy isn’t a good one. A better one may be that this is a case where we

Hear Meribeth tell the fascinating story of her journey from Texas to Germany, with a stop to become a Solicitor of England and Wales along the way, and her approach to consulting with her clients on complex cross-border matters. Not to mention recounting her mastery of Denglish. A great conversation you will not want to miss!
Continue Reading Did You Not See Meribeth Banaschik of EY Germany Talking with Rachi and Tom O? Here It Is Again.

Scott is the manager of eDiscovery & Information Governance/Practice & Client Services for Winston & Strawn where he is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s litigation support technology, electronic discovery operations, and document review center management. Listen to him tell us how get there and give his thoughts on how to build a great team.
Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: Scott Cohen of Winston & Strawn Chats with Rachi and Tom

I was astonished to read in a blog post on eDiscovery Today last week that “80% of small law firms aren’t investing in eDiscovery.” because “All that’s available is “stripped down versions of enterprise software, or legacy systems that are still using technology circa 2011”.

Are Small Law Firms the “Long Tail” of eDiscovery?

My first reaction was, well my
Continue Reading Small Firms Don’t Use EDiscovery Software? Are You Serious?

Missed the post last week about Rachi and Tom talking with @ChristyBurkePR about what it takes to become an expert legal technology marketer? From starting her own business to marketing at a legal tech company and then becoming one of the top legal marketing experts in the field.


Continue Reading Christy Burke Chats About Legal Marketing with Rachi and Tom

Most people think an ESI exchange protocol is simply a load file that is automatically included with documents that you produce or receive. In actuality, the term means much more than that.

First and foremost, it’s the required result of a required process. FRCP 26(a)(1) requires initial disclosures and FRCP 26(f) dictates a “conference of the parties” (also known as the
Continue Reading Need An Exchange Protocol Checklist? Here’s Some Suggestions.

Rachi is on sabbatical this week so I pulled up this old interview by two of my favorite people. It’s a discussion about the then pending Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media and I think it’s still relevant as social media has become an even bigger component of ESI in the intervening time.

Plus I just love hearing both of
Continue Reading EDiscovery Channel Goes to the Archive for a Chat Between Gayle O’Connor and Craig Ball On the Sedona Conference Commentary on Social Media, 2nd Edition