What “He Said, She Said” About DEI in Legal Tech and eDiscovery: Legal Tech Trends

It’s great when you can let other people do the talking for you and even better when you don’t have to type out what they say!  So, our first blog post for November is to promote a video interview about a very important topic – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – DEI in legal tech and eDiscovery!

Recently, Christy Burke (who is President and Founder of Burke & Company LLC) and I conducted an interview with three women whose organizations are at the forefront of DEI in legal tech and eDiscovery: Candice Corby, President and CEO of Cobra Legal Solutions (which is an Educational partner of eDiscovery Today), Deeanna Fleener, VP of Litigation Services at Integreon and Joy Murao, Founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources.

We discussed a variety of topics related to DEI in legal tech and eDiscovery, including what’s holding it back and how we can get past those obstacles, the state of DEI in legal tech and eDiscovery, strategies for succeeding as a diverse member of the community and “wake up calls” regarding when each of the panelists realized that they wanted to be part of the solution, not part of the problem regarding DEI.

It’s a terrific interview with three thought leaders about a variety of things legal tech and eDiscovery, not just DEI.  The interview is below AND it’s also available in eDiscovery Today’s new YouTube channel here!

This is a first interview for Christy and me in a new podcast series called “He Said, She Said” (credit Christy for the clever name – it’s what she said 😉 ).  In this periodic podcast, we will be covering the human side of legal technology and eDiscovery and taking on topics we believe are very important and creating a forum for thoughtful discussion.  Look for more discussions coming soon!

BTW, hat tip to my daughter Kiley for her editing work on the video, which (now that she’s driving) earned her some gas money!

So, what do you think?  What is your organization doing to promote DEI in legal tech and eDiscovery?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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