First Half of 2022

The First Half of 2022 and “Doing a 180”: eDiscovery Trends

With the first half of 2022 over today* and people in the US already starting to drop off for the long July 4th weekend, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the notable posts of 2022 (so far). Here are the ten(ish) most viewed posts over the first half of 2022.

  1. Amber Heard Photo Metadata and the Depp-Heard Trial: eDiscovery Trends: Hey, with so many people watching the trial (including my lovely wife Paige, who tipped me off to this story), did you think I was going to miss the opportunity to cover an eDiscovery angle about it? I’m building an audience here! 😉 And I repeat, I’m not taking sides.
  2. Cuba Ransomware Group Hacked FRONTEO and FRONTEO Experiences Ransomware Attack: Sorry, FRONTEO, but these two posts were noteworthy within the eDiscovery community and instructive as well. Hey, at least I didn’t break them out separately!
  3. 2022 State of the Industry Report is Now Available! Here’s How to Get It: eDiscovery Trends: Yes, it’s still available! All you have to do to get it FREE is follow the blog by email. See the “Follow Blog via Email” widget in the upper right corner? It’s that easy. 😀
  4. eDiscovery Processing Guidelines from EDRM: eDiscovery Best Practices: Kudos to EDRM (and Craig Ball, who’s Primer was the inspiration for it) for an excellent resource!
  5. Keyword List for Trump Lawyer Shows Lack of Understanding of Keywords: eDiscovery Best Practices: This is not a political post, just an opportunity to show how little attorneys know about keyword searching (even though they think they do).
  6. eDiscovery Events in 2022, Here’s Your Running List So Far!: eDiscovery Trends: The very first post of the year is also one of the best resources all year, courtesy of Rob Robinson and his excellent ComplexDiscovery blog.
  7. Insourcing eDiscovery and Legal Services. Should Corporations Do It More? Are They?: eDiscovery Trends: Inspired by a colleague and partner, it has several stats and observations about insourcing.
  8. Fitbit Evidence in Murder Case That is Finally Going to Trial: eDiscovery Trends: Apparently, there are several true crime fans in the audience! Another hat tip to my beautiful wife Paige!
  9. Wayback Machine Evidence Not Self-Authenticating, Rules Fifth Circuit: eDiscovery Case Law: Most viewed case law post of the year (so far) and one of the most interesting, to boot.
  10. Legalweek 2022 Observations from Attendees: eDiscovery Trends: A chance to hear from other people about the first major in-person event (arguably) in 2 years!

I’m “doing a 180” because yesterday was the 180th day of the year; hence, these are the most notable posts for the first half of 2022. Get it?

So, what do you think?  Do you have a favorite, perhaps even one not in the list?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


*Technically, it’s the end of first half of 2022 in months, not days – that happens midday on Saturday, July 2nd. Another reason to celebrate!

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