Five Considerations for Custodian Readiness Interviews in 2020, Part One: Information Governance Best Practices

As part of the Educational partnership between Ipro and eDiscovery Today that was announced recently, I’m excited to say that I will be writing a new weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog, to supplement the excellent educational content that Jim Gill and the Ipro team regularly provide!  Just like I do on eDiscovery Today, I will write educational posts about a variety of topics related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog starts a new two part series on considerations for custodian readiness interviews.  A few weeks ago, I discussed Three Components to Assessing Your Organization’s eDiscovery Readiness from the Ground Up.  One of those components was conducting interviews of key personnel, which included interviews with at least one or two key representatives of the legal department, IT and records management departments.  Today, I’ll drill into that component to discuss some considerations for effective interviews in 2020.  I discussed the first three considerations this week and will discuss the last two next week.  Another Ipro cliffhanger!

Also, just a reminder that next Wednesday, September 9th at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 11am PT), Ipro will conduct the webinar Legal SWOT Analysis: Identifying Opportunities & Threats for eDiscovery, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy During the Pandemic.  I’ll be presenting, along with two of my favorite people(!) – Tom O’Connor, Director of the Gulf Legal Technology Center and Jim Gill, Content Marketing Manager (and blogger extraordinaire) for Ipro.  Should be interesting and a lot of fun!  Don’t miss it, click here to register!


Also, I’m excited to be the first interviewee for EDRM’s Illumination Zone podcast series!  Picture if you will (some of you will get that joke) Mary and Kaylee sitting down with me to discuss my impressions of last week’s ILTA>ON conference!  I didn’t even know I could do impressions!  The podcast is now live and published on EDRM’s podcast page! Hope you can check it out!

So, what are first three considerations for better custodian readiness interviews?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  And, of course, I’ll still be continuing to write plenty of posts on eDiscovery Today as well!

So, what do you think?  Does your organization conduct custodian discovery readiness interviews – before litigation?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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