EDRM is Stretching E-Discovery Day 2021 into Several Days: eDiscovery Best Practices

E-Discovery Day is less than two weeks away! Hey, that rhymes!  😉  But E-Discovery Day 2021 isn’t just a one-day event anymore – EDRM is stretching it into three days of education, networking and fun!

EDRM is one of the organizations powering E-Discovery Day 2021 and, as they discuss in this post, they have several educational and networking events starting next Wednesday, December 1st and continuing through Friday, December 3rd, which is the actual E-Discovery Day. Here are some of the highlights:

Wednesday, December 1st:

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  • 11am ETArtificial Intelligence as Evidence: Dr Maura Grossman, Dr Gordon Cormack & the Honorable Judge Paul Grimm. This exciting panel which will feature a brand new article on AI as evidence written by the three panelists and just being published in Northwestern’s Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property on that date.
  • 12:00pm ETEDRM Online Collection Survey Results panel sponsored by Pagefreezer with Mary Mack & Peter Callaghan, Pagefreezer
  • 2pm ET- 3:00pm ETPoint/Counterpoint – The Privacy Protection Hook in the Federal Rules – another exciting panel featuring Robert Keeling & Ray Mangum’s article in Duke’s Judicature publication and will have a great discussion. Speakers: EDRM Global Advisory Council Chair, Robert Keeling, Partner Sidley Austin, Ray Mangum, Sr Associate, Sidley Austin, Suzanne Clark, Mass Torts Discovery Counsel, Beasley Allen Law firm, moderated by the Data Diva, Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO and Chief Data Privacy Officer of Debbie Reynold’s Consulting.
  • 3:30p- 4:30pm ETEDRM Projects Present– 10-15 minutes each – learn about the important work the EDRM projects are doing and how to get involved, moderated by EDRM Project Trustee Chair, David Cohen, partner at Reed Smith.
  • 5:00pm- 6:30pm ETNetworking event – Kahoots! With prizes sponsored by Cellebrite- come and meet the community for fun, laughs and win: 1st Place: $200 Amazon Gift card, 2nd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card & 3rd Place $50 Amazon Gift Card

Thursday, December 2nd:

Features six EDRM Trusted Partners who will be able to showcase their technology and services in a 20–30-minute live demo with Q & A. The presentations are a high-level demo/discussion to inform you about what tools and services are available to meet the challenges and demands of today’s data. The list of partners participating in the showcase, the times and what they will be showing is on EDRM’s post here.

Two other events that day are:

  • 12:00pm ETDiscovery Crossfire – Debating the Controversial Issues in E-Discovery – Opposing parties in litigation clash over many e-discovery issues. Whether it’s privilege logs or data mapping, Teams Channels or linked attachments, remote review or third party subpoena notification, there are a number of “hot button” issues that tend to arise repeatedly in e-discovery, and where there are strongly opposing views. Our esteemed panelists will debate some of the most timely and important e-discovery topics of the day in a lively format that also promises to be highly entertaining. Separate link to register here.
  • 5:00pm- 6:30pm ETNetworking event – Kahoots! With prizes sponsored by Cellebrite- come and meet the community for fun, laughs and win: 1st Place: $200 Amazon Gift card, 2nd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card & 3rd Place $50 Amazon Gift Card

Friday, December 3rd (E-Discovery Day 2021):

  • 11am ETA Post COVID E-Discovery World? Experts Predict Key E-Discovery Trends for 2022 – Hopefully for all of us 2022 will be a fresh start in multiple ways for e-discovery professionals. To get 2022 off on the right foot, learn from an all-star panel of e-discovery experts on what key issues they are keeping their eyes on and how that may affect your e-discovery process. Presenters: Michael Landau, Strategic National Account Manager, Veritas Technologies, LLC.; Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin; Tom O’Connor, Director, Gulf Coast Technology Center; Jennifer Hamilton, General Counsel, Exterro.
  • 4PM ET- Go Award presentation – The Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award – The Gayle O’Connor (GO) Spirit Award celebrates members of the e-discovery and legal technology communities whose singular energy, enthusiasm and verve echo the spirit of the late Gayle O’Connor (1956-2020). Gayle danced to the beat of her own drummer. She knew adversity and overcame it. Her indomitable spirit brought people together and brightened lives. Recipients of the GO Spirit Award have made noteworthy contributions to e-discovery, legal technology, information governance, cybersecurity, or data privacy through efforts that inspire, educate, or promote the common interest and cohesion of our community. Tom O’Connor presents the award live to award recipient. Zoom meeting link here.
  • 5pm ET – Your 2022 E-Discovery Toolkit: What needs to be in it – E-Discovery and technology go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Without e-discovery technology, managing e-discovery is a nearly impossible feat. In this webcast, learn from a panel of technology experts on how they are seeing legal teams leverage e-discovery technology to maintain defensibility but also focus on efficiency. Presenters: David Greetham, E-Discovery Thought Leader; Nancy Patton, Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, Exterro; Julie Brown, Director of Practice Technology, Vorys.

Except where noted via links above, you can register for all EDRM December 1 and 2 events here and their December 3 events (where all E-Discovery Day 2021 events are listed) here. It’s not E-Discovery Day 2021, it’s E-Discovery Week!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending any events in or around E-Discovery Day 2021? 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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