Socha’s Weekly Trend Report – August 24, 2020

Notes on recent trends in e-discovery, data privacy, and the use of technology to enhance the practice of law

Published August 24, 2020 on the ACEDS Blog. Full lists are at Trends and Industry Events.

Announcements

CategoriesDateEntries
Announcements, E-Discovery08/24/2020EDRM announced its virtual ExpoCom 2021, set for February 1-3, 2021 with expert presenters, technology expo, EDRM project workshops, and networking.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/20/2020Ricoh Canada announced it has become a RelativityOne Approved Data Migration Partner, one of only seven companies to hold this level of partnership.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice08/19/2020Thomson Reuters introduced Quick Check Judicial, a new Westlaw Edge feature within Quick Check, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites. With Quick Check Judicial, a judge can upload multiple briefs from a single matter and compare them against each other, seeing all the cases cited by both parties in common, all the cases cited by only one party or the other, and relevant cases cited by neither party.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/19/2020E-discovery software company Venio Systems announced a majority investment from Software Growth Partners (SGP).
Announcements, E-Discovery, Information Governance, Privacy08/18/2020The Sedona Conference announced that Volume 21 of The Sedona Conference Journal (684 pages long) is now available for free download from The Sedona Conference publications webpage.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice08/18/2020Thomson Reuters announced an upgraded version of HighQ, its enterprise collaboration and file-sharing platform for the legal industry, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/18/2020Litigation support companies Innovative Litigation and iNSERViO3 announced they will begin operating as one brand under a new name, Array.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/18/2020ACEDS announced it has partnered with Relativity to offer structured e-discovery training for the Relativity Fellows program, with ACEDS providing training to program participants and speakers for the program's Fellows Forums.
Announcements, Privacy08/13/2020The Massachusetts Attorney announced the creation of the Data Privacy and Security Division to protect consumers from the surge of threats to the privacy and security of their data.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/13/2020ESI Analyst announced a new channel partnership with Complete Legal, a Kansas City, Missouri-based eDiscovery provider.

E-discovery

CategoriesDateEntries
Announcements, E-Discovery08/24/2020EDRM announced its virtual ExpoCom 2021, set for February 1-3, 2021 with expert presenters, technology expo, EDRM project workshops, and networking.
E-Discovery, People08/24/2020Dean Brown, CEO of Ipro Tech, was profiled by Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today in a three posts, Part One, Part Two, and Part 3.
E-Discovery08/21/2020COVID-19 is changing e-discovery in at least 5 ways, reported Rhys Dipshan of Legaltech News
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice08/20/2020The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) published a draft report, Four Principles of Explainable Artificial Intelligence, which sets forth four proposed principles regarding the “explainability” of decisions made by Artificial Intelligence systems, reported Hunton Andrews Kurth. The four principles are:
  • Explanation: Systems deliver accompanying evidence or reason(s) for all outputs.
  • Meaningful: Systems provide explanations that are understandable to individual users.
  • Explanation Accuracy: The explanation correctly reflects the system’s process for generating the output.
  • Knowledge Limits: The system only operates under conditions for which it was designed or when the system reaches a sufficient confidence in its output.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice08/20/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today offered a preview of the upcoming ILTA>ON virtual conference, which will run from Mon. Aug. 24 through Fri. Aug. 28:
  • Monday: Free day. Leadership and professional development topic; live keynote; transformative project of the year award nominees will present their projects.
  • Tuesday: Training/User Support, Data Science Track/ILTA, Knowledge Management, Legal Service Delivery and Law Firm/Client Relations.
  • Wednesday: Litigation Support, IT Operations, Office 365, Marketing.
  • Thursday: Tech Adoption/Artificial Intelligence, Applications, Finance (AM)/Info Governance (PM).
  • Friday: #CreatingTheFuture Together (2 tracks), Business & Legal Process Improvements.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/20/2020Ricoh Canada announced it has become a RelativityOne Approved Data Migration Partner, one of only seven companies to hold this level of partnership.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/19/2020E-discovery software company Venio Systems announced a majority investment from Software Growth Partners (SGP).
Announcements, E-Discovery, Information Governance, Privacy08/18/2020The Sedona Conference announced that Volume 21 of The Sedona Conference Journal (684 pages long) is now available for free download from The Sedona Conference publications webpage.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/18/2020Litigation support companies Innovative Litigation and iNSERViO3 announced they will begin operating as one brand under a new name, Array.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/18/2020ACEDS announced it has partnered with Relativity to offer structured e-discovery training for the Relativity Fellows program, with ACEDS providing training to program participants and speakers for the program's Fellows Forums.
E-Discovery, People08/17/2020Michael Sarlo, Partner and Senior Executive Vice President of eDiscovery of Digital Forensics for HaystackID, was profiled by Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today in three posts: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.
E-Discovery08/16/2020Rob Robinson of Complex Discovery published the results of his Fall 2020 Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey.
Announcements, E-Discovery08/13/2020ESI Analyst announced a new channel partnership with Complete Legal, a Kansas City, Missouri-based eDiscovery provider.
E-Discovery07/01/2020In an ABA publication, Alex Nunn of the University of Arkansas School of Law explored two aspects of machine-generated evidence: recognizing how machine-generated evidence differs from testimony and other traditional evidence, and how best to evaluate machine-generated evidence at trial.

Enhancing practice

CategoriesDateEntries
Enhancing Practice08/21/2020Litera announced the acquisition of cloud-based litigation platform Allegory Law, a subsidiary of Integreon, adding case management to its list of capabilities, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice08/20/2020The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) published a draft report, Four Principles of Explainable Artificial Intelligence, which sets forth four proposed principles regarding the “explainability” of decisions made by Artificial Intelligence systems, reported Hunton Andrews Kurth. The four principles are:
  • Explanation: Systems deliver accompanying evidence or reason(s) for all outputs.
  • Meaningful: Systems provide explanations that are understandable to individual users.
  • Explanation Accuracy: The explanation correctly reflects the system’s process for generating the output.
  • Knowledge Limits: The system only operates under conditions for which it was designed or when the system reaches a sufficient confidence in its output.
Enhancing Practice08/20/2020The Working Group on LegalTech Adoption in International Arbitration published the Protocol for Online Case Management in International Arbitration, reported Kushal Gandhi of CMS, one of the working group's members.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice08/20/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today offered a preview of the upcoming ILTA>ON virtual conference, which will run from Mon. Aug. 24 through Fri. Aug. 28:
  • Monday: Free day. Leadership and professional development topic; live keynote; transformative project of the year award nominees will present their projects.
  • Tuesday: Training/User Support, Data Science Track/ILTA, Knowledge Management, Legal Service Delivery and Law Firm/Client Relations.
  • Wednesday: Litigation Support, IT Operations, Office 365, Marketing.
  • Thursday: Tech Adoption/Artificial Intelligence, Applications, Finance (AM)/Info Governance (PM).
  • Friday: #CreatingTheFuture Together (2 tracks), Business & Legal Process Improvements.
Enhancing Practice08/20/2020The legal technology newsletter TechnoLawyer published its picks for the top products of the year, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites, as it has done for almost every year since 2011. The winners (none of them e-discovery tools, by the way), were:
  1. TrialLine, software for creating timelines for litigation and other legal uses.
  2. Zola Suite, a practice management platform.
  3. Word LX, a document creation add-in for Microsoft Word.
  4. Tracers, for searching public records.
  5. CourtLink, for searching court records.
  6. Lawyaw, cloud-based document assembly software.
  7. Zola CRM, a CRM product that can be used on its own or as an add-on to Zola Suite.
  8. Panoramic, a legal workflow management product.
  9. Actionstep Express, a cloud practice management system.
  10. PCLaw Go, a native mobile app for PCLaw users.
Enhancing Practice08/20/2020Law firms' alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) are banking on access to attorney expertise over price, reported Victoria Hudgins of Legaltech News, and some corporate legal departments appear to agree.
Enhancing Practice08/20/2020Virtual jury trials are neither wanted nor happening, reported Angela Morris of Legaltech News. 57% of almost 2,800 lawyers surveyed in June said they were not open to virtual jury trials, 24% said maybe, and only 19% said yes; and none seems to have taken place yet.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice08/19/2020Thomson Reuters introduced Quick Check Judicial, a new Westlaw Edge feature within Quick Check, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites. With Quick Check Judicial, a judge can upload multiple briefs from a single matter and compare them against each other, seeing all the cases cited by both parties in common, all the cases cited by only one party or the other, and relevant cases cited by neither party.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice08/18/2020Thomson Reuters announced an upgraded version of HighQ, its enterprise collaboration and file-sharing platform for the legal industry, reported Bob Ambrogi of LawSites.
Enhancing Practice, People08/18/2020Brian Kuhn, Vice President & General Manager, Digital Strategy & Solutions at Elevate, talked with Richard Tromans on Artificial Lawyer TV.
Enhancing Practice, People08/17/2020California attorney Erin Levine, creator of the do-it-yourself divorce platform Hello Divorce and 2020 recipient of the James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering, joined Bob Ambrogi on LawNext to share her story as well as that of Hello Divorce.
Enhancing Practice, People08/17/2020Lucy Bassli, founder and principal of InnoLegal Services, was profiled by Zach Warren of Legaltech News, who talked with her about her background and ALSPs.
Enhancing Practice08/14/2020Chris Fowler of BT and Jon Pedersen of Digital Legal Exchange, as current and past general counsel shared ideas about how to begin and sustain a legal department's litigation transformation.

Privacy

CategoriesDateEntries
Privacy08/19/2020The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) issued a draft Data Security Law (DSL) for public comment, reported Hui Xu, Gail E. Crawford, Jennifer C. Archie, Kieran Donovan, and Aster Y. Lin of Lathan & Watkins.
Privacy08/19/2020Japan passed amendments to its data privacy law, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”), reported Scott Warren and Maika Kawaguchi of Squire Patton Boggs, that will results in stricter controls over transfers of personal information from Japan to third countries.
Announcements, E-Discovery, Information Governance, Privacy08/18/2020The Sedona Conference announced that Volume 21 of The Sedona Conference Journal (684 pages long) is now available for free download from The Sedona Conference publications webpage.
Announcements, Privacy08/13/2020The Massachusetts Attorney announced the creation of the Data Privacy and Security Division to protect consumers from the surge of threats to the privacy and security of their data.

People

CategoriesDateEntries
E-Discovery, People08/24/2020Dean Brown, CEO of Ipro Tech, was profiled by Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today in a three posts, Part One, Part Two, and Part 3.
Enhancing Practice, People08/18/2020Brian Kuhn, Vice President & General Manager, Digital Strategy & Solutions at Elevate, talked with Richard Tromans on Artificial Lawyer TV.
E-Discovery, People08/17/2020Michael Sarlo, Partner and Senior Executive Vice President of eDiscovery of Digital Forensics for HaystackID, was profiled by Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today in three posts: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.
Enhancing Practice, People08/17/2020California attorney Erin Levine, creator of the do-it-yourself divorce platform Hello Divorce and 2020 recipient of the James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering, joined Bob Ambrogi on LawNext to share her story as well as that of Hello Divorce.
Enhancing Practice, People08/17/2020Lucy Bassli, founder and principal of InnoLegal Services, was profiled by Zach Warren of Legaltech News, who talked with her about her background and ALSPs.

Upcoming events

CategoriesTypesDatesTimesEntries
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/29/20201 pm ETTrends and Tools in eDiscovery
Speakers: Nate Latessa (Innovative Discovery), Jason Park (Keurig Dr Pepper), Kelly Twigger (ESI Attorneys)
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/29/20201 pm ETShortening Time to Insight: How to Make Your ECA More Effective with Digital Discovery Pro
Organizations: ACEDS, Zapproved
Speaker: Carolina von Kramer, Emily Welborn, Leah Langston (Zapproved)
E-DiscoveryMeeting09/29/20203 pm CESTACEDS Benelux Chapter Panel Discussion: What Will 2020 Bring for eDiscovery?
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Thom Eijken (KPMG), Peter Temminck (ABB), Jan Scholtes (ZyLAB)
CybersecurityConference09/30/20209 am ETCapital Region Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
PrivacyWebinar09/30/202011 am ISTSo you’ve gotten a DSAR – Now what?
Organization: Waterford Technologies
Speakers: Margaret Julian (GDPR Audits)
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/30/20201 pm ETChecklist for Choosing an eDiscovery Solution
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo), Carolyn Anger (Anger & Associates), Jim Gill (Ipro)
CybersecurityWebinar09/30/20202 pm ET3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit: Diversity in Cybersecurity
Organization: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
E-DiscoveryWorkshop10/01/202011:30 am ETACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: Data Analytics for Legal Professionals
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Josh Treat, Amanda Cook, Tracey Oldenburg
CybersecurityWebinar10/01/202012 pm ETCybersecurity Incident Response: Preparing for the Inevitable and Mitigating Litigation and Enforcement Issues
Organization: Morgan Lewis
Speakers: Andrew J. Gray IV, Mark L. Krotoski
E-DiscoveryConference10/05/20201:30 pm ETThe Ethics of Electronic Information 2020: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Ronald J. Hedges (Dentons US LLP), Melissa A. Crane (New York County Supreme Court), Gail Gottehrer (Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC), Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy (New York State Supreme Court), Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith (United States District Court, Southern District of New York)
Information GovernanceConference10/06/2020Elevate 2020
Organization: NetDocuments
CybersecurityWebinar10/07/20202 pm ET3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit: Defending our Democracy
Organization: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CybersecurityConference10/08/20208:50 am CTSan Antonio & Austin Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference10/08/20208:30 am PTInHouse
Organization: Logikcull
Speakers: Amy Sellars (Cardinal Health), Scott Wandstrat (Kindred At Home), Julie Richer (American Electric Power), Robert Schlossman (Zscaler), Jennifer Detrani (Nisos Inc.), Lee Kirkpatrick (Twillio), Hon. Kristen Mix (District of Colorado), Kyle Kelly (Coinbase), Katie Lynch (Veolia North America), Joel-Henry Mansfield (Nationwide)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/09/2020Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2020: Get Fluent in Technology
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Peter Brown (Peter Brown & Associates PLLC), Lori E. Lesser (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/12/20202020 Annual Meeting
Organization: Association of Corporate Counsel
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice, Information Governance, PrivacyConference10/12/20201:30 am CT2020 ACC Annual Meeting
Organization: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/13/2020Legal Geek Conference
E-DiscoveryConference10/13/20202020 EDI Leadership Summit
Organization: EDI
CybersecurityConference10/15/20209 am PTSoCal Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryWebinar10/15/20201 pm ETMicrosoft 365 & E-Discovery Part Two: Tips and Guidance on How to Efficiently Use MS E-Discovery
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Erica Toelle (Microsoft), Tim Kurucz (Innovative Development), Chris Hurlebaus (Lighthouse), Vera Clemons (USPS)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/19/2020KM Legal 2020
Organization: Ark Group
Enhancing PracticeConference10/20/20206 pmNeota Network Global
Organization: Neota Logic
Speakers: Michael Mills (Neota Logic), Shaz Aziz (Neota Logic), Max Paterson (Neota Logic), Kim Massana (Neota Logic), Julian Uebergang (Neota Logic), Rob Kubben (Transform Data International), Ben Shillito (Fujitsu, UK), Jackson Liu (Neota Logic), Andrew Hawkes (Cardinus Risk Management Limited), Dr Philippa Ryan (ANU College of Law), Dominique Simsion (Neota Logic), Stephen Chan (Womble Bond Dickinson), Tim Baran (Pro Bono Net), Lindsay Fry (Travelers Insurance), Vinay Varma (Neota Logic)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/20/20207 pm ETNeota Network Global
Organization: Neota Logic
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference10/21/2020Privacy + Security Forum Fall Academy
Organization: Privacy and Security Academy
PrivacyConference10/21/20209 am PTCalifornia Privacy Law 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Randall W. Edwards (O'Melveny & Myers LLP)
E-DiscoveryConference10/22/20209 am ETTrial Evidence 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) (JAMS), Michael A. Correll (Reed Smith LLP), Steven D. Feldman (Murphy & McGonigle PC), Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.) (Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP), Dawson Horn (AIG), Tammy E. Linn (Appellate Advocates), Jessica Ortiz (MoloLamken LLP), Hon. Andrew J. Peck (Ret.) (DLA Piper LLP), Zoe Salzman (Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP), Lauren Schwartzreich (Littler Mendelson P.C.), James A. Sherer (BakerHostetler), Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith (United States District Court, Southern District of New York)
CybersecurityConference10/22/20209 am ETFlorida-Southern Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
Information GovernanceConference10/26/2020ARMA InfoCon 2020
Organization: ARMA
E-Discovery, Information GovernanceConference10/26/2020OpenText World 2020
Organization: OpenText
E-DiscoveryWebinar10/27/20201 pm ETEffectively Using Nuix Discover's Search Functionality
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
E-DiscoveryConference10/28/20208:30 am ETThe Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting 2020
Organization: The Sedona Conference
Location: Cleveland, OH
CybersecurityConference10/29/20209 am CTSt. Louis & Oklahoma Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
CybersecurityConference11/5/20208:50 am CTGreat Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryWebinar11/05/20201 pm ETMicrosoft 365 & E-Discovery Part Three: Teams Adoption & eDiscovery Challenges
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Erica Toelle (Microsoft), Tim Kurucz (Innovative Development), Chris Hurlebaus (Lighthouse), Vera Clemons (USPS)
E-DiscoveryConference11/06/20209 am ETThe Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide To Evidence 2020
Organization: Osgoode Hall Law School
Speaker: Jacqueline L. King (Shibley Righton LLP)
Enhancing PracticeConference11/10/2020CLOC Global Institute
CybersecurityConference11/11/20208:30 am CTDallas Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference11/12/20209 am ET2020 Global Advanced eDiscovery Institute
Organization: Georgetown Law
E-DiscoveryWebinar11/17/20201 pm ETGetting Data Out of Nuix Discover from Export to Production
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Kristen Litgen
Cybersecurity, Privacy, E-Discovery, Enhancing PracticeConference11/18/20208:55 am PT61st Global Legal ConfEx, USA – Online Event
Organizations: Events 4 Sure, iDiscovery Solutions, patsnap
Enhancing PracticeConference11/19/2020Legal Innovators California
Organizations: Artificial Lawyers, Cosmonauts
Cybersecurity, E-DiscoveryConference11/24/20209 am ACT8th Annual Police Technology Forum
Organization: Informa Connect
CybersecurityConference12/02/20209 am ETAtlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference12/03/2020E-Discovery Day
Organization: Exterro
E-Discovery, Enhancing PracticeConference12/10/20202020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Organization: IEEE BigData 2020
PrivacyConference12/14/20209 am ETFundamentals of Privacy Law 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Peter F. McLaughlin (Culhane Meadows PLLC), Ken Mortensen (Intersystems Corporation)
E-DiscoveryWebinar12/15/20201 pm ETSeparating the Chat from the Chatter with Nuix Discover
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
CybersecurityConference12/20/20209 am CTNashville Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference01/11/20219 am PTAdvanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2021
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speaker: Ian C. Ballon (Greenberg Traurig, LLP)
E-DiscoveryWebinar01/19/20211 pm ETUnlocking Key Case Insights with Analytics
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference01/27/20219 am ETGovernment Investigations 2021: Investigations Arising from Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speaker: Ronald J. Hedges (Dentons US LLP)
CybersecurityConference02/01/20219 am ETCybersecurity Best Practices for Lawyers 2021
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Mark Melodia (Holland & Knight LLP), Richard Raysman (Holland & Knight LLP)
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference05/24/2021Privacy + Security Forum Spring Academy
Organization: Privacy and Security Academy

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