You can’t stop him, you can’t even hope to contain him! Yes, it’s time for Andrew Haslam’s annual eDisclosure (i.e., what they call “eDiscovery” across the pond) Systems Buyers Guide!
Andrew and Legal IT Insider today published the 2020 edition of the “industry bible”, now in its eighth year. There have been 90 modifications to the entries, with the Guide now showing 111 suppliers and 75 products, reflecting an additional 12 companies and seven new applications.
As with previous editions, this version has been released in Spring to ensure that the latest information from the Legaltech conference in New York has been incorporated. The target audience for the Guide are those individuals who understand they have a requirement, but do not know how to proceed with the next steps. It is assumed that people within “organisations” that have a litigation support function, will turn to them in the first instance for advice, but might use this document as a primer on what is available.
The Guide is based on Andrew Haslam’s general experience in the marketplace, also drawing from a number of vendor procurement exercises. The information on firms and software tools has been provided by the organizations themselves, with moderation from the author. As in previous editions, Andrew sprinkles boxes throughout the guide that are notes, best practice recommendations and warnings (which are designated by a bomb with a lit fuse icon) to help provide guidance to readers for best practices. He even sprinkles in a few comic strips along the way for levity. 🙂
Andrew is currently employed as the UK eDisclosure Project Manager for Squire Patton Boggs, so, as always, he makes sure to note that all opinion within the Guide is Andrew’s personal viewpoint and does not represent any views, opinions or strategies of Squire Patton Boggs. The 492 page(!) PDF can be downloaded directly from the Legal IT Insider website here.
Hat tip to Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery site for the heads up!
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