October 17, 2017

Advice for First-Time Relativity Fest Attendees

We are well into October and for the eDiscovery profession, that means Relativity Fest is right around the corner. I attended last year for the first time and have some recommendations for anyone coming to their inaugural Relativity Fest this year.
October 3, 2017

Smart Discovery Practices Required for Addressing Smartphone Discovery

A little over a decade ago, Apple Inc.’s chief executive officer, Steve Jobs, announced the upcoming release of a “revolutionary” development: the iPhone. The iPhone would combine telephone functionality and “Breakthrough Internet Communications” with a wide, touch-screen interface. All of which would
August 29, 2017

eDiscovery and Ethical Considerations for Social Media

Social media has changed considerably over the past several years. Newer forms of media—from messaging applications to digital assistants—are raising a number of ethical and practical issues that counsel must address in litigation. As discussed in a post recently published by the Relativity Blog, one of the primary issues
August 16, 2017

Wells Fargo Breach Spotlights the Need for Discovery Competence

Civil litigation in 2017 presents any number of problems for lawyers. Beyond the usual challenge of preparing a case for trial while wrangling with litigation adversaries, counsel must now be aware of cyber security concerns and other digital age complexities. It’s no wonder that many
July 27, 2017

The Critical Role of Sampling in Discovery

One of the most important aims of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was the elimination of “unnecessary or wasteful discovery.” While a worthy objective, this goal is often elusive. Counsel, clients, and even the courts often get caught up in
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