Time for the Second Annual eDiscovery State of the Industry Survey!: eDiscovery Trends

I always end my blog posts by asking the question “So, what do you think?” because I always want to know what you, as a reader of this blog, think about the topics I write about.  Once again, this time of year, I really, really want to know what you think – about a variety of topics in this year’s State of the Industry survey!

Announcing the second annual eDiscovery Today 2022 State of the Industry Report Survey (once again sponsored by EDRM).  This survey is designed to poll eDiscovery professionals throughout the industry and get their experiences on a variety of topics designed to inform and educate the industry on these trends overall.

Like last year, the survey consists of ten questions, plus one sponsor bonus question and should literally take 1-2 minutes to complete. In addition to a couple of demographics questions, there are questions related to the following topics:

  • Remote Work From Home (WFH) vs. Going Back to In Office Work
  • Legal Technology In-Person Conferences, This Year and Next Year
  • Use of Predictive Coding Technologies and Approaches
  • Discovery From Mobile Devices
  • Discovery From Collaboration Apps
  • Business Trends in eDiscovery for 2022
  • Biggest eDiscovery Related Trends for 2022
  • The eDiscovery Challenge That Not Enough People Are Talking About

Some of these questions have been repeated from last year, while others have been updated to reflect the latest trends.  In addition, EDRM (who has graciously agreed to sponsor and promote the survey) has asked a bonus question to gather information from industry professionals:

What would you most like to see from EDRM in 2022?

The survey will be conducted for several weeks and will be concluded when there is a statistically significant number of responses (hopefully, no later than early-to-mid December).

The results will be published in the 2022 State of the Industry Report in January of next year.  However, that’s not all that will be included in the report!  It will also include observations from selected thought leaders about some of these topics as well!  So, it should once again be a unique report combining a statistical representation of the industry with expert observations! Click here to take the survey – if you do, you’ll get a copy of the report once it’s available!

And this report (once published) will be FREE(!) – to anyone who follows eDiscovery Today via email as well as anyone who completes the survey. To do so, all you need to do is to go up to the top right corner of this page, enter your email address and click the “Follow” button, then click the “Confirm Follow” button when you receive the confirmation email.  That way, you’ll not only get the report when it’s available, you’ll also get emails with the topics covered here.

Not only that, if you follow eDiscovery Today via email NOW, you’ll get a copy of the 2021 State of the Industry Report as well as the 2020 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review report (published in partnership with eDiscovery Assistant).  And you’ll get next year’s editions of these two terrific reports as well! I may sound like a salesperson, but I’m not selling anything – it’s all FREE!  🙂

Thanks to EDRM for your support and sponsorship of this survey and report! And don’t forget to join Mary Mack, Tom O’Connor, Hon. Andrew Peck (ret.) and me for today’s November 2021 EDRM case law webinar at 1pm ET today! Register here!

So, what do you think?  In addition, to sharing any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic, please take the survey here!

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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