I would like to repost Chris Dale’s tribute to Robert Childress, which contains links to other heartfelt comments about Robert and his massive contributions to eDiscovery.  Robert was someone that was a known quantity in my professional life since I began in the eDiscovery space in 2008, I admired him – he was one of the “bubble celebrities” to me.  I am indebted to Robert and his legacy, as are all of us are in this space. 

In response to his review of recent comments from the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, implying that courts will soon return to in-person hearings, Chris Dale provides some insight into how far we have come during the lockdown period with using technology to transition from in-person court appearances to remote advocacy. 

Chris Dale provides a recap of the legal tech industry’s transition from in-person events to virtual conferences over the past year, and the current state of the same, focusing on the success of fully virtual events like Relativity Fest 2020, as well as hybrid approaches.

Chris Dale reflects on moderating the International Panel at Relativity Fest.  The 2020 speakers included Meribeth Banaschik of EY – Germany, Inés Rubio of BSI – Dublin, Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald – Dublin, Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery – London (and a recent ESI Survival Guide guest) and David Horrigan of Relativity – U.S.