“Wing It Wednesday” on eDiscovery Today!: eDiscovery and Legal Technology Trends

What do you do when you’re looking for a topic and you’re waiting for a handful of items to be posted so that you can write about them?  You “wing it”!  😉

Welcome to “Wing it Wednesday”, where I’ve found myself in the unenviable position of waiting for several topics that I plan to cover not yet posted by the organizations so that I can cover them, leaving me scrambling at 8:30pm Tuesday night for something to write about.  Believe it or not, I usually don’t have to scramble like this for a topic, even writing a couple of times per day many days.  But here I am.  So, I will point to three stories for you to check out.

2020 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review on #caseoftheweek: Yesterday, Kelly Twigger of eDiscovery Assistant and I reviewed trends on the ACEDS #caseoftheweek broadcast (here on LinkedIn) from over 2,800 cases on eDiscovery Assistant in 2020, with discussion of several specific cases (out of 40 total cases) we specifically covered and linked to in that report.  I was going to wait and reference the broadcast in a later post today, but it’s not out yet, so I’ll go ahead here.  It was a fun discussion (as always) with Kelly about the trends and the lessons learned in these cases and I think Kelly at the end committed us to talking about case law trends quarterly – didn’t see that coming!  😉 

And, you can still get this report – and the 2021 State of the Industry Report released earlier this year by eDiscovery Today (sponsored by EDRM) – simply by following eDiscovery Today via email.  To follow eDiscovery Today, enter your email address at the top of the right sidebar where it says “Follow Blog via Email” to receive the report as well as emails with links to new posts.  It’s that easy – and FREE!

e-Discovery Sanctions Opinion for the Ages: an entire law school course packed into a single 254 page sanctions order: A much welcome blog post from Ralph Losey (one of my all-time favorite bloggers) on his e-Discovery Team® blog about the DR Distributors, LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc. case which I covered here and here.  Hope we see more blog posts from Ralph in the near future!

The hypocrisy of “remote work”. And the pain points.: And this post from Angela Gambetta at Project Counsel Media, which discusses some of the pitfalls of working from home (including and in addition to burnout, which I also covered here last week).  The tagline alone – “Your company moved its office into your house – and you aren’t even getting paid for it” – and the great GIFs throughout are worth checking out by themselves!

Expect more posts later today as some of these topics drop!  In the meantime, enjoy “wing it Wednesday”.  Hopefully, it’s an anomaly!

So, what do you think?  What do you do when you hit a roadblock at work?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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  1. I posted about the status of the New Jersey courts transitioning to virtual and in person jury trials. I am winging it as well!

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