In this absolutely fantastic, must-read post for eDiscovery professionals of all experience levels, Craig Ball lays out the full course study guide he gives his eDiscovery and Digital Evidence students at the University of Texas School of Law.  From the concepts, the terminology, the case law and the practice skills, how do you think you would do on Professor Ball’s final exam?

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 this post, Craig Ball addresses the following question from a fellow eDiscovery professor, in sum and substance: Can a party refuse to produce “attachments” that are essentially included as links within an email, such as between Gmail and Google Drive? 

In this post, Greg Buckles extracts some key eDiscovery takeaways from Aryaka’s fifth annual enterprise survey. He goes on to pose an important question to readers: As technology developments accelerate, SaaS applications proliferate, and the data deluge increases, searches for relevant information are becoming more difficult, but shouldn’t they be getting easier?

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.