ILTA Skills Roadmap Podcast: eDiscovery Trends and Best Practices

Believe it or not, we’re less than a month away from ILTACON 2021 – the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the first major legal technology conference this year that will have an in-person component (it will be a hybrid of in-person and online).  I’ll be there and, yesterday, I participated in an ILTA Skills Roadmap Podcast which was terrific.

The ILTA podcast was titled Skills Roadmap: What to Learn First Aimed at New to Industry and it was moderated by Rachel McAdams, eDiscovery Technical Specialist at A&L Goodbody.  I was one of two panelists, along with Kathy Dallaire, eDiscovery and Litigation Support Coordinator at Stikeman Elliott LLP.

Rachel, Kathy and I discussed a variety of topics in the Skills Roadmap podcast, including how we got into litigation support/eDiscovery in the first place, what kind of skills you need to land a role in eDiscovery, how much balance there is between learning on the job and formal learning, the most difficult skills to learn as part of becoming a skilled eDiscovery practitioner and available resources and tips for learning more about eDiscovery.

The podcast was a little under 15 minutes and you can listen to it here on the ILTACON site or here on PodBean if you don’t have an ILTACON log in.  Thanks to ILTA, Rachel and Kathy for allowing me to participate in an interesting discussion about eDiscovery skills!

For more information about ILTACON 2021, you can check out the FAQ here for general questions about the conference, here for an overview of the Agenda and here for the detailed session grid.

So, what do you think?  What skills do you think are most important for an eDiscovery professional to have?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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