Last Mango In Paris: COVID-19 Effect On eDiscovery

on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | eDiscovery Trends Conferences
A week ago at this time, I thought I would spend today flying to Gainesville Florida to speak at the 8th Annual University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery Conference. But on Wed March 11th, the Florida University system ordered all of their schools to shut down ( see the press release ) and by Friday the 13th Professor Bill Hamilton, University of Florida Levin College of Law Skills Professor and Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Information Retrieval at the law school, who leads the conference, was forced to send the following email to all the faculty:
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The Changing Standard of eDiscovery In Criminal Cases

on Mon, Feb 03, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | eDiscovery Trends
ORIGINAL STANDARD Discussions about electronic discovery have traditionally focused on civil matters because civil cases have historically been more document intensive and thus that discovery process has been more richly nuanced. In addition, when criminal matters do have relevant documents, the discovery standard has been the so-called Brady rule, named after the  landmark Supreme Court ruling Brady v. Maryland (373 U.S. 83 (1963) which held that prosecutors are only required to share evidence deemed exculpatory of the defendant.
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What's Wrong With eDiscovery in 2020?

on Fri, Jan 03, 2020 By | Tom O'Connor | 4 Comments | eDiscovery Trends
Several months ago, the good folks at Digital War Room asked me to write several blog posts on technology topics that they wished to address. One of those topics was this one, and when it came up in our discussion, I said I was sure it would be topical because I fully expected it to be addressed in a conversation with a client before the end of the year. When I was asked why I could be so certain of that, I replied “because it’s come up at the end of each year for the past 4 or 5 years.”
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Has Legal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Become a Fight Club?

on Mon, Dec 02, 2019 By | Tom O'Connor | 0 Comments | eDiscovery Trends
Artificial Intelligence has become the biggest buzz word in legal technology since, well the last biggest buzzword. ECA, TAR, Blockchain, Analytics, Big Data, Collaboration, Disruption, Innovation. Every 6 months we have a new “big thing” and right now it’s AI.
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eDiscovery And People Metadata In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 By | Bill Gallivan | 0 Comments | eDiscovery Trends
For many years, litigators have relied on the probative value of document metadata to define gross relevancy, pinpoint the who what and when of essential facts and shape ESI request before during and after 26(f) conferences.  More recently, our legal community has employed artificial intelligence to analyze document metadata and complex word associations (word vectors) and predict what is important and relevant to the resolution of our clients' disputes.  It doesn’t matter what you call our new document and metadata analysis tools; Artificial intelligence (AI), Predictive coding or TAR 2.0, the results are clear.  New technologies allow litigators to deliver more effective, efficient and inexpensive dispute resolution.  Document metadata and AI has moved us 1 step closer to the prime directive of civil procedure, Rule #1, Just, Speedy and Inexpensive client services.
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