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Kangaroo Court: The Story of the Luddites

The Luddites were a secret oath-based organization of English textile workers in the 19th century, a radical faction which destroyed textile machinery as a form of protest. The Luddite movement emerged during the harsh economic climate of the Napoleonic Wars, which saw a rise in difficult working conditions. Luddites objected primarily to the rising popularity …

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James Bickley

The Power of Proactive E-Discovery

Ari Kaplan interviews James Bickley, managing director at Ankura Consulting and ACEDS advisory board member, about how e-discovery has changed, what litigants need to recognize about the new normal of data,  best practices for advanced planning, and strategies for engaging in proactive e-discovery. How has e-discovery changed? The Data Estates of our customers have become …

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Kangaroo Court: Simplifying eDiscovery with AI

hroughout the eDiscovery process there are critical moments where mishandled data or sloppy analysis could derail the entire effort and result in disastrous outcomes. The EDRM model is our best attempt to develop a coherent series of standards that ensure industry alignment, optimized results, and a common language. However, the EDRM model and its individual …

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Business Considerations for COVID Era Workplaces Related to Employment Law and eDiscovery

With the outbreak of COVID-19, all have been impacted, particularly in the workplace.  Many have been furloughed or laid off.  Others have transitioned to work-from-home, and essential workers have had to find ways to safely continue to go to their workplaces.  All of these situations create some new and unique questions related to employment law …

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Kangaroo Court: Remote Managed Document Review

Covid-19 has forced eDiscovery service providers (SP) to solve data security challenges whilst employees work from remote locations with no clear end-date in sight. This has created challenges toward maintaining a secure review environment whilst SP’s and their employees face limited options outside of working from home. The importance of data security means SP’s must …

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Kangaroo Court: Data, Time, and AI in the M&A Process

Whatever the type of M&A transaction, there is always the possibility that information may slip through the cracks. The growth in size and type of data exchanging hands throughout this process means that a more robust method is required for complimenting the work of M&A and Antitrust practice groups. Today, artificial intelligence can be used …

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ACEDS Welcomes eDiscovery Assistant as Affinity Partner

October 28, 2020– EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s premier e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, announced an Affinity Partnership with eDiscovery Assistant, the innovative e-discovery case law resource for lawyers, paralegals, e-discovery and other legal professionals. eDiscovery Assistant is known for its well-curated and easy-to-navigate …

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How to Identify Your Organization’s eDiscovery Architect

Often times we get caught up on material price (or line item pricing) and projects become penny-wise and pound-foolish. As Doug Austin cited in this article, budgetary constraints are now one of the most impactful factors in this industry. When I read Doug’s article and saw the increase in concern with establishing and meeting budget in …

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Kangaroo Court: Profit & Loss: Monetizing your Legal Data

Litigation for the claimant is money to be won. This is the strongest business case for improving legal data intelligence. Creating workflow efficiencies and reducing legal spend are important insomuch as we continue to think about legal and compliance as just a cost center within the organization. Arguments for reducing risk are valid, but they …

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Remembering Gayle McCormick O’Connor

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West The industry lost a dear friend this past weekend. Gayle McCormick O’Connor. She wore several hats over the more than 40 years she contributed to the legal industry, from law librarian to paralegal to marketing strategist and consultant to …

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