Extract from Meg McLaughlin’s article “2021 Ediscovery Hero Award Highlights”
Last night, members of our ediscovery community came together for the 5th annual 2021 Ediscovery Hero Awards, for an amazing evening celebrating some of our industry’s true heroes! Traditionally, this event is held in New York during Legal Week at a beautiful venue with a scrumptious meal and drinks flowing. This year, our event was held virtually, though it even included the carved-out mingling and networking time attendees love so much. We also sent out fun little cocktail kits to help recreate the mood of an evening soiree! We are so happy to report it was a complete success – and next year, we hope to be back to see everyone live in New York.
What The Awards Celebrate
The Ediscovery Hero Awards honor corporate legal professionals who demonstrate excellence in ediscovery, legal operations, and litigation response. These individuals and teams embrace today’s tough challenges and help to advance the corporate ediscovery industry for everyone. With the support of our esteemed partners at ACEDS, EDRM, Nuix, Onna, Smarsh, and Stout, we presented five different awards last night.
We were also delighted to welcome keynote speaker Justice Adrienne Nelson to the Hero Awards family. Justice Nelson was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court on January 2, 2018, making her the first African American to sit on the state’s highest court and on any appellate state court. During her speech, Justice Nelson talked about our country’s current challenges and the incredible potential for how people can come together, learn from successes and failure, and discover actionable ways to get involved and make a difference.