Wednesday Happenings at the ILTA-ON* Virtual Conference: eDiscovery Trends

As I discussed last week, the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual conference has gone virtual this year!  ILTA>ON runs throughout the week, with five full days of legal technology and professional education sessions, with several virtual social outings as well.  Yesterday, we saw another great keynote from Jia Jiang, with great sessions in four tracks!  Today is Litigation Support Day!  Let’s see what’s happening today!

Each day, eDiscovery Today will highlight notable sessions for the day – in most days, those sessions will relate to eDiscovery, cybersecurity, data privacy, information governance or artificial intelligence.  Today’s tracks relate to Litigation Support, IT Operations, Office 365 and Marketing, and as this is an eDiscovery blog, we will focus on the Litigation Support.  Here are notable sessions you may want to check out (all times CT):



After the Quake: Predictions for an Uncertain Legal Future

For a legal market already in flux, we may look back at 2020 as being the year when its future direction was set. But what will that direction be – a return to business as usual, an acceleration of existing trends or genuine discontinuity? In this session, Richard Punt will provoke us to look beyond the here and now – to imagine our legal future.

Speakers: Richard Punt, Thomson Reuters.


Litigation Support Roundtable: Today’s Challenges

Join your litigation support peers for an interactive discussion on topics such as quality control issues encompassing productions, document review and processing including a deep dive into issues surrounding time zones.

Speakers: David Horrigan, Relativity; Mike Quartararo, ACEDS.


The Show Must Go On? Trials, Mediations, Arbitrations and Depositions – The Art & Science of Remote Presentation

What tools and practices do you already have in place that can easily be ported to enable remote depositions, mediations, arbitrations and/or trials? What other technologies and/or workflows do you need to be up to speed on to participate in this brave new world of legal presentation. Join us in this interactive session as we talk about options, methodology and tools.

Speakers: Alicia Aquino, Aquino Trial Services; Shannon Bales, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.


Clawbacks, Redactions, and Formats…Oh My!

These perennial issues in ediscovery are pertinent today as ever. Join as we investigate the following:

  • Example of proper clawback agreements that take into consideration LitSupport concerns.
  • Identification of strategy for complicated clawback situations.
  • Solutions, state of the art and current practice for redactions.
    • Solutions for native redactions.
    • Redaction QC issues
    • Deadlines and general timing issues – setting expectations
    • Portability of redactions
  • Metadata redactions (in the load files)

Speakers: Doug Austin, eDiscovery Today; Cindy MacBean, Honigman LLP; Rachel McAdams, A&L Goodbody; Cristin Traylor, McGuireWoods LLP.


O365 Security and Compliance Center for eDiscovery

Learn the ins and outs of O365 Security & Compliance Center from an ediscovery perspective. Topics will cover:

  • How-tos, tips and tricks for using Security & Compliance Center for eDiscovery
  • Searching, exporting, and QC of data from O365
  • Challenges and how to deal with them

Speakers: John Collins, Lighthouse.


Disruption in eDiscovery

Whether you look at people and their roles, economics, changing landscape for firms, law departments and business partners or technology, the eDiscovery industry has changed dramatically over time. This session will take a look at some of the root causes for this disruption and discuss how the past can help us to predict what the future may hold. What can you do to prepare your team for the future?

Speakers: David Greetham, Ricoh USA, Inc.; Jeffrey Shapiro, EY.

In addition, ILTA>ON has a Virtual Wine Tasting scheduled for 2:00pm-3:30pm CT and a Family Feud event scheduled from 4:30pm-6:00pm CT.

Member day passes for specific tracks are just $99 with full-week passes for only $350! ($199 and $599 for non-members.)  So, that’s one good thing – a lot less expensive than an in-person conference for plenty of activities and education!  Click here to get tickets.

Also, I want to thank Mike Quartararo and ACEDS for the interview yesterday.  It was a quick hitting interview on a variety of topics and a lot of fun!  To check out that interview – as well as other interviews that ACEDS is conducting during ILTA>ON – check out their videos channel on LinkedIn here.

Here is a detailed schedule of the sessions for the week.

So, what do you think?  Are you attending this year’s virtual ILTA<ON?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

*Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like “>” characters in blog post titles; hence the substitution to “-“.

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