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In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference?, Part Three
What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference?, Part Three 552 453 Tom O'Connor

Are we left, then, with no true educational conferences? Not entirely. Let’s take a look at some conferences that are still primarily focused on education.

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Quality Control, Making Sure the Numbers Add Up: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
Quality Control, Making Sure the Numbers Add Up: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 258 323 Doug Austin

We’ve discussed the various categories for tracking files from collection to production before, so let’s walk through a fairly simple eMail-based example to show how the files collected are accounted for during the discovery process.

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What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference?, Part Two
What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference?, Part Two 552 453 Tom O'Connor

As I mentioned, a number of renowned legal commentators about the state of legal technology conferences all year, including Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Ball. Let’s take a look and see what they said.

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ILTACON 2019 Preview Edition: eDiscovery Trends
ILTACON 2019 Preview Edition: eDiscovery Trends 964 204 Doug Austin

Hard to believe, but we’re less than a week away from ILTACON 2019, being held this year at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in sunny (and hot and humid) Orlando! Yep, we were in NYC in winter for Legaltech and now we’ll be in Orlando in summer for ILTACON! Maybe one year, we could flip that? Just sayin’. The conference kicks off with some networking activities on Sunday and starts in earnest with sessions Monday through Thursday. As usual, some of those sessions look interesting (especially for litigation support professionals), so let’s take a look at some of the more promising sessions to attend next week.

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What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference?
What is the Future of the Legal Technology Conference? 552 453 Tom O'Connor

I was recently asked to write about the upcoming ILTACON19 conference. But that discussion leads naturally to the larger question about the current state of legal tech conferences. What exactly is going on with legal tech conferences? A number of renowned legal commentators have been asking the same question all year. In this series, I’ll take a look at some of their observations and provide some of my own and analysis of legal tech conferences out there today.

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Another Case of Judicial “Friending”, But with a Different Result: eDiscovery Case Law
Another Case of Judicial “Friending”, But with a Different Result: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

This is the second case we’ve seen recently regarding judges and Facebook “friendship” with other parties – in the other one, the case was the reversed and remanded for further proceedings before a different judge due to the judge’s Facebook “friendship” with one of the parties. This time, it’s the judge’s Facebook friendship with one of the attorneys in the case. This one had a different outcome.

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When Preparing Production Sets, Quality is Job 1: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
When Preparing Production Sets, Quality is Job 1: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 337 341 Doug Austin

Last time, we talked about addressing parameters of production up front to ensure that those requirements make sense and avoid foreseeable production problems well before the production step. Today, we will talk about quality control (QC) mechanisms to make sure that the production is complete and accurate.

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Mobile Phone Spoliation Ends Not One, But Two Cases for Kevin Spacey: eDiscovery Case News
Mobile Phone Spoliation Ends Not One, But Two Cases for Kevin Spacey: eDiscovery Case News 731 453 Doug Austin

If you keep track of Hollywood news, you probably already know this story. But, as David Horrigan discussed in an article last week, you may not know all the details or what it might mean for future cases.

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Here’s a Webinar TODAY to Learn about Preserving and Analyzing Smartphone Data: eDiscovery Best Practices
Here’s a Webinar TODAY to Learn about Preserving and Analyzing Smartphone Data: eDiscovery Best Practices 310 447 Doug Austin

In our webcast last week (Key eDiscovery Case Law Review for the First Half of 2019), Tom O’Connor and I discussed several cases where spoliation and sanctions associated with smartphone ESI were the key issue being addressed. Let’s face it, discoverability of mobile devices has become a standard consideration in litigation these days. But, how can you ensure you’re properly preserving the ESI on your smartphone and how can you get the most out of the data it contains? Here’s a webinar TODAY that discusses that very topic!

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Having the Right Technology is Only One Piece of the Puzzle: eDiscovery Trends
Having the Right Technology is Only One Piece of the Puzzle: eDiscovery Trends 343 341 Doug Austin

We all get the eDiscovery technology is changing – in large part because the demands of eDiscovery are changing. Amazingly enough though, it’s not just about the technology – as a recent article discusses, it’s as much about the training on how to use the technology as it is about the capabilities of the technology itself.

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