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Rachi and Tom talk with Julie Brown, the Director of Practice Technology at the Columbus Ohio office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Julie was co-chair of this years ILTA-ON conference and talks about the immense challenge of switching that event from live to virtual with 2 months advance warning!! We also talk about her career transition from cosmetology to legal practice support, the growth of ILTA, legal education and much, much more.…
Rachi is on a sabbatical this week so we combed thru the archives of our old interviews to find a substitute for our regular post. Since so many of the people we interviewed over the past five months said the person they would most like to spend a day with was Browning Marean, we thought this interview with Browning would be insightful.  It was recorded in July 2014 and the subject matter is typical Browning: wide ranging over the topics of the duty of technical competence, CLE’s, conferences and yes, getting old.  As always, it has the Browning combination of…
“Be careful what you ask for- you just might get it.” EDiscovery isn’t just for complex civil cases anymore. The New Orleans Bar Association presents local litigator and experienced criminal law practitioner Brian Capitelli of Capitelli & Wicker and eDiscovery expert Tom O’Connor, also of New Orleans, who will discuss how to selectively target your discovery requests in criminal cases and then how to mine the data you receive for electronic treasure Wednesday Oct.21st at 2PM Central Click here to register…
Rachi and Tom have a great discussion this week with Herb Roitblat, chief data scientist at Mimecast. Herb discusses how he went from being a professor working with dolphins at the University of Hawaii to the eDiscovery profession. He shares his thoughts on teaching, machine learning and AI as well as offering his take on where we are headed next in the fields of computer learning and searching ESI.…
Tom chats with one of his favorite people in the eDiscovery space, his younger sister Gayle. She gives some tips on flourishing in today’s work at home environment along with some specific tips on using social media for marketing and client development, especially with Zoom. She discusses Ari Kaplan’s Virtual Lunch and how it has brought a sense of “normalcy” into her day and finally, both Gayle and Tom turn to a discussion of wellness in these tough times.…
It’s Friday Aug. 28 and the fifth and final day of ILTA>ON is coming to a close. It was a wonderful event and, as always, featured outstanding educational content and robust, albeit virtual, social interaction. In 2014 at this time I was at ILTA and sending emails to my dear friend Browning Marean who was hospitalized in Texas fighting cancer. Earlier in the week I had gathered a number of his friends and colleagues for a group photo which we sent him and posted on social media. I also took a photo of him, had it signed by everyone I…
Today is the last day of ILTA>ON and the high caliber educational sessions don’t let up a bit. The keynote address today is Legal’s Next Disruptor? Demystifying the Big 4 and the discussion about the changes caused by corporate legal departments working in new ways to handle eDiscovery, including the use of external resources beyond their outside counsel. One of the speakers is Peter Krakaur, Managing Director of EY Law. I’ve known Peter since his days at FindLaw and as a leader in the KM movement thru engagements at Brobeck, Heller Ehrman & Orrick. The term “thought leader” is overused…
Day 4 and the sessions are continuing with their high quality and levels of attendance. The Litigation Roundtable yesterday had over 150 people and broke out into smaller groups for focused chats ….something you can’t do in a large room at a live conference. And the first time Marketing track had over 120 people in both of the sessions I attended. Todays keynote speaker is Haley Altman, Global Director of Business Development & Strategy at Litera Microsystems, an ILTAMax Sponsor of the conference, talking about Bold Moves and Big Opportunities in our current environment. Featured tracks today are  Tech Adoption/Artificial…
It’s Wednesday and day three of ILTA>ON. Todays keynote speaker is Richard Punt, Managing Director of Legal Strategy & Market Development at Thomson Reuters and his topic is AFTER THE QUAKE: PREDICTIONS FOR AN UNCERTAIN LEGAL FUTURE. The other tracks for today include Litigation Support, IT Operations, Office 365 and Marketing. As always, Doug Austin of eDiscovery today gives a good synopsis of the days events which you can see on his blog at https://ediscoverytoday.com/2020/08/26/wednesday-happenings-at-the-ilta-on-virtual-conference-ediscovery-trends/ and Doug himself will be speaking on a session about clawbacks and redactions at 12:45 PM CST which is moderated by ILTA stalwart Cindy MacBean…
ILTA>ON is underway. It began yesterday with some great sessions including my personal favorite, a sneak peek at the forthcoming ILTA technology survey. For a great recap of that session see the summary by David Horrigan Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director of Relativity at https://twitter.com/i/events/1297958325821243392. David also had a great interview later in the day with Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today which you can see at https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6703770787574267904 Attendance is high with over 2395 attendees reported on line Monday and over 90 vendors in the Solutions Center, all featuring live Zoom chat capability form 8AM to 5PM every day.…
We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment to skyrocket. Shuttered businesses, lost wages, closed schools, and social distancing have led to hundreds of thousands of our neighbors to face hunger on a daily basis. Here in Louisiana, I’ve long been a big supporter of 2nd Harvest, a local independent non-profit food bank. I personally know what a good job they do. I’ve volunteered there. Our son Seamus has volunteered there. In the last four months they have distributed 24 million pounds of food, double the amount distributed at the same time last year. During that same…
In case you missed our post last week on the eDiscovery Channel, Rachi and I chatted with Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP and Kaylee Walstad, CEDS, of the EDRM. Listen as we talk about their path into #legaltechnology, how they met each other, and the start of their new journey in charge of EDRM.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFJbJglx-or89yg9RanFTQg #ediscovery, #edrm, #womenintechnology , @Rachimessing, @gulfltc…
RelOne AERO Relativity held their annual Relativity Fest London event virtually in May this year and the keynote speaker, Relativity chief product officer Chris Brown, spoke about both their recently announced pay as you go pricing model and the new, currently under soft release, UI for RelOne called Aero. RelOne has been around for four years and while changes to the interface have been going on for about 3 years, the Advanced Access Group came into play in early to mid-April and began working with this completely new UI. The group consists of 2 channel partners, two corporations, and two…
What’s the best way to handle the complex and often unexpected events in litigation with eDiscovery? A checklist of course. A good checklist can provide a framework for handling all the components of eDiscovery in a consistent, repeatable process. This webinar will serve as an introduction to a complete set of checklists covering the entire e-Discovery process. Utilizing these checklists will allow you to be a zealous advocate for your client while managing time, budget and risk in order to ensure that your process is defensible. Join me along with ACEDS President Mike Quartararo and Robert Powell, the Vice President…
Don’t forget to check the eDiscovery Channel on YouTube as Tom and Rachi continue their interview series in a discussion with Craig Ball about forensic services, social media (loves Facebook, hates LinkedIn) and which technical luminary he would most like to meet. And no, sorry but Bill doesn’t show up to chat with us. We just thought his picture was more photogenic than any of ours. Which really says more about us than him when you think about it.…
        Featuring top eDiscovery consultant Tom O’Connor and Microsoft eDiscovery Partner Don Swanson of Five Star Legal and Compliance Systems.       Tom and Don will be discussing the importance of Microsoft eDiscovery to the corporations and government agencies who utilize Microsoft 365 and to the attorneys who represent these organizations in regulatory, investigations and litigation.  This presentation is perfect for legal and information technology professionals who have been asked to consider the information security implications of data duplication, to work more efficiently, and to cut their budgets by using Microsoft 365 eDiscovery. 1 hr. CLE Approved!  …