ACEDS Welcomes Denver Chapter

ACEDS Launches Denver Chapter

Feb. 21, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, continues to expand its presence with the launch of a new chapter in Denver, Colorado.

The ACEDS Denver Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Denver and surrounding areas, will create an environment where members can collaborate on and discuss professional development, training, and certification as well as issues in the legal industry impacting e-discovery professionals in the global legal community. Many Denver chapter members are Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the eDiscovery Executive (eDEx) certificate.

Among its activities, the chapter will organize networking opportunities, professional development events and training sessions, while also participating in local and global conferences and events.  The chapter welcomes e-discovery, information governance, data privacy, and other data management professionals in the Denver area including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS earn their certifications.

“We are pleased to welcome the Denver Chapter to our association, and we congratulate the chapter board on its creation and the planning of their first member event on March 6th,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations, ACEDS. “The launch of the Denver and Toronto chapters this month, and the growing number of legal professionals seeking their CEDS or eDEx, has me excited for the continued growth of our global chapter network in coming months and years.”

The Denver Chapter will be led by:

  • PRESIDENT: Leonid Balaban, CEDS
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Chris Montgomery
  • SECRETARY: Kathleen Wener, CEDS
  • TREASURER: James R. Reynolds, CEDS
  • CO-TREASURER: Sommer Wall
  • DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: Chelsea Casler
  • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Kelly Twigger, Adam Platt

“I’m honored and excited to have an opportunity to lead the formation of the Denver ACEDS chapter. I look forward to working with ACEDS in creating a premier educational and networking organization for Denver Metro Area eDiscovery and legal technology professionals,” said Leonid Balaban, Chapter President.

To learn more about the Denver chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at Chapters@aceds.org.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

 

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Weekly Trends Report – 2/19/2020 Insights

Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications

ABOVE THE FOLD

Twin Cities ACEDS Chapter Meeting – Please join Mary Novacheck (Bowman and Brooke), Lyndsey Wurst Somsen (Securian Financial Group), and me on Feb. 26 at noon CT for a panel session, “There’s No App for That – Handling Apps and Non-Standard Data (Part 1)”, at the Twin Cities ACEDS Chapter meeting.

2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference – Register now to join me in person or via livestream on March 19 as I get together with Bill Hamilton and a host of new and returning speakers for the 8th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference in Gainesville, FL. For additional information, see Mike Quartararo’s Above the Law article.

BDO knows CCPA – BDO’s California Consumer Privacy Act resource page enables privacy executives to stay abreast of the impending regulation and learn about overarching privacy and governance considerations in one convenient location.

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

More from Legalweek –

E-discovery and Microsoft Teams and Yammer – Alym Rayani of Microsoft 365 recently announced that Microsoft has added several new capabilities in Microsoft 365 to help with managing e-discovery in Teams and Yammer: legal hold for Teams; Teams conversation reconstruction; eDiscovery for Yammer; a public preview of Advanced eDiscovery for Yammer; and previews of a customizable Advanced eDiscovery dashboard and tenant-level reports.

CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY

Washington state senate passed privacy act – David Stauss, Malia Rogers, Bob Bowman, Megan Herr, and Erik Dullea of Husch Blackwell reported that for a second year the Washington state senate passed comprehensive consumer privacy legislation, the Washington Privacy Act. The legislation moves to the state house of representatives where it failed last year.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Focus Organization Title
2/17/2020 ED EDRM

Information Governance ANZ

EDRM Announces Newest Alliance Partner Information Governance ANZ

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
2/6/2020 C/DP Protocol Inside the closed-door campaigns to rewrite California privacy law, again Issie Lapowsky
2/13/2020 ED Ball in your court Don’t Let Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Read This!! Craig Ball
2/17/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Two Tom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)
2/17/2020 ED Relativity Relativity Is Putting a Spotlight on Australia McKenna Brown
2/17/2020 ED CIOReview AI is a Litigation Force Multiplier Martha Louks (McDermott)
2/18/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Special Master Declines to Order Defendant to Use TAR, Rules on Other Search Protocol Disputes: eDiscovery Case Law Doug Austin
2/19/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Three Tom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

2/20/2020-3/27/2020 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
2/20/20 9:00 AM 2/20/20 10:00 AM ET Webinar Data Protection World Forum GDPR and Regulatory Change: the switch from a legal issue to a technological issue
2/20/20 11:30 AM ET Webinar Hogan Lovells CCPA Modified Draft Regulations Update
2/20/20 12:00 PM 2/20/20 1:00 PM CT Meeting Minneapolis, MN MALSP February 2020 MALSP Meeting – Outcomes and Observations in Recent eDiscovery and Privacy Law
2/24/20 1:00 PM 2/24/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection
2/25/20 10:30 AM 2/25/20 11:30 AM ET Webinar ACEDS Career Transitioning from eDiscovery into Privacy
2/25/20 12:00 PM 2/25/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar Kelley Drye Privacy Law 101 Webinar
2/25/20 1:00 PM 2/25/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER Sapient Part 1: Introducing Records Retention & Disposition to Native Office 365
2/26/20 8:00 AM 2/26/20 5:00 PM CT Conference Dallas, TX The Masters Conference The Masters Conference
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Successfully Managing Seven Requests in 90 Days
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Managing Antitrust Agency Second Requests
2/26/20 12:00 PM 2/26/20 1:00 PM CT Meeting Minneapolis, MN ACEDS ACEDS Twin Cities Chapter: There’s No App for That – Handling Apps and Non-Standard Data (Part 1)
2/26/20 1:00 PM 2/26/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Tackling the Explosion of Data in E-Disclosure
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar Bloomberg Law Protecting Personal Information: The New Data Privacy Expectations
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar XDD The Final Countdown: Production Fundamentals
2/27/20 12:00 PM 2/27/20 1:00 PM PT Meeting Portland, OR ACEDS ACEDS Portland Chapter: The Benefits and Challenges of Pursuing an eDiscovery Certification
2/27/20 12:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Meeting New York, NY ACEDS ACEDS NY Metro Chapter: Data Protection in International Dispute Resolution
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Sidley Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Hogan Lovells From Regulation to Litigation: CCPA Litigation Defense
2/27/20 5:00 PM 3/2/20 12:00 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL ABA ABA TECHSHOW 2020
3/3/20 3/5/20 CT Conference Dallas, TX AIIM The AIIM Conference 2020
3/3/20 1:00 PM 3/3/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS In-House eDiscovery Benchmarks: Key Takeaways from the 2020 Corporate In-Housing Survey
3/3/20 1:00 PM 3/3/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER Sapient Part 2: Controlling Privacy and Other Sensitive Information in Native Office 365
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 12:00 PM CT Conference St. Louis, MO The Sedona Conference The 14th Annual Sedona Conference Institute: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Security
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 1:00 PM ET Conference Tarrytown, NY CCBJ Legal Operations Executive Leadership Forum
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/5/20 5:30 PM ET Conference Toronto, Canada ADB Insights ABD Insights Canadian Legal Innovation Forum
3/11/20 8:00 AM 3/12/20 5:15 PM MT Conference Phoenix, AZ ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Ninth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery, Law and Technology Conference
3/17/20 3:30 PM 3/17/20 5:00 PM ET Conference Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery “Appetizers” Pre – UF Law Conference
3/17/20 5:00 PM 3/17/20 7:00 PM ET Meeting Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: Wine and Cheese
3/18/20 8:00 AM 3/18/20 5:15 PM NZDT Conference Auckland, New Zealand Legal Innovate LawFest 2020
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference 2020 Annual Meeting of Working Group 11
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2020
3/18/20 12:00 PM 3/18/20 1:00 PM PT Meeting Portland, OR ACEDS ACEDS Portland Chapter: Introduction to Computer Forensics and its Application for Civil Litigation
3/18/20 5:30 PM AEDT Conference Melbourne, Australia Relativity Spotlight: Australia 2020
3/26/20 4:00 PM 6/26/20 9:00 PM PT Conference Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Paralegal Association LAPA TECH: Annual Legal Technology Expo

SEE PAST WEEKLY TREND REPORTS

ACEDS Toronto Chapter Announcement

ACEDS Launches Toronto Chapter

Feb. 14, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, continues to expand its global presence with the launch of a new chapter in Toronto, Canada.

The ACEDS Toronto Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Toronto and surrounding areas, will create an environment where members can collaborate on and discuss professional development, training, and certification as well as issues in the legal industry impacting e-discovery professionals in Canada and the global legal community. Many Toronto chapter members are Certified e-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the E-Discovery Executive (eDEx) certificate.

Among its activities, the chapter will organize networking opportunities, professional development events and training sessions, while also participating in local and global conferences and events.  The chapter welcomes e-discovery, information governance, data privacy and other data management professionals in the Toronto area, including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS earn their certifications.

“Our members are the lifeblood of ACEDS. We are happy to welcome the e-discovery and legal professionals in Toronto to our newest chapter and look forward to all the great work they will be doing locally and globally,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations for ACEDS.

The Toronto Chapter will be led by:

  • Carolyn Anger, President
  • Chris Walker, Vice President
  • Lynne Brigant, Secretary
  • Anna Traer, Treasurer
  • Vaibhav Kadam, Director of Membership
  • Stephanie Mills, Director of Marketing
  • Nadia Pustina, Director at Large
  • Eda Bardhi, Director at Large
  • Ian Campbell, Director at Large
  • Lucy Esposito, Director at Large
  • Ceyda Tocsoy, Director at Large

“The e-discovery world changes often and swiftly. One must keep abreast of it all to remain current and excel professionally. I joined ACEDS to gain access to valuable resources, to network, and to contribute and shape our industry,” Anger said. “As a new chapter, we will continue to develop, grow, and advance both individually and together. I’m excited to be part of the ACEDS Toronto chapter and the many events our outstanding board will plan this year.”

To learn more about the Toronto chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at Chapters@aceds.org.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

 

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Contact: Cindy Parks
913.526.6912
cindy@parkscommunications.com

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Weekly Trends Report – 2/13/2020 Insights

Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications

ABOVE THE FOLD

2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference – Register now to join me in person or via livestream on March 19 as I get together with Bill Hamilton and a host of new and returning speakers for the 8th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference in Gainesville, FL.

BDO knows CCPA – BDO’s California Consumer Privacy Act resource page enables privacy executives to stay abreast of the impending regulation and learn about overarching privacy and governance considerations in one convenient location.

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

The Legalweek that was –

Predictive coding (aka TAR) –

CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY

Proposed changes to proposed CCPA regulations – Glenn A. Brown, Lydia de la Torre, Elliot Golding, and Ann J. LaFrance of Squire Patton Boggs reported that on Feb. 7 the California AG announced changes to the CCPA proposed regulations.

Data privacy legislation introduced in Florida – Crystal B. Carswell of Hunton Andrews Kurth reported that the Florida legislature has introduced bills that would require companies operating online services in the state to inform Florida consumers whether they are collecting personal information and provide opt out capabilities.

Processing personal data through video devices – Diletta De Cicco and Charles-Albert Helleputte of Mayer Brown reported that On January 29, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) released Guidelines 3/2019 on processing personal data through video devices (“Guidelines”). They also published “10 Commandments for Processing Personal Data Through Video Devices in the European Union”.

Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide – Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises reported that the 139-page Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide now is available.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Focus Organization Title
2/3/2020 ED Reed Smith Reed Smith Launches E-Discovery App
2/3/2020 ED Relativity Relativity Makes it Easier to Take Advantage of RelativityOne with New Pricing Model
2/4/2020 ED Mimecast Mimecast Expands E-Discovery Capabilities to Help Increase Productivity for Legal and IT Teams

 

2/11/2020 ED ProSearch

Relativity

ProSearch Launches Expanded Services Portfolio for RelativityOne Customers

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
1/31/2020 ED Relativity Introducing Pay-As-You-Go Pricing for RelativityOne Nick Robertson
2/11/2020 ED Legaltech News Taking Control: Legal Ops Teams Asserting Themselves in E-discovery Relationships Frank Ready
2/12/2020 ED Hanzo Building a career in eDiscovery: A conversation with Meghan Brosnahan
2/12/2020 ED Relativity Improving Project Management with Dynamic Objects 101 Sam Bock (Relativity)
2/13/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore Tom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

2/14/2020-3/20/2020 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
2/18/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar EDRM Judges Roundtable: What E-Discovery Practices Judges Want to See in their Court
2/19/20 1:00 PM 2/19/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Lexbe How to Solve the Challenges of Reviewing Large Email Sets
2/19/20 5:00 PM 2/19/20 7:00 PM PT Meeting San Francisco, CA ACEDS ACEDS San Francisco Chapter: Wine, Cheese, and ESI
2/20/20 9:00 AM 2/20/20 10:00 AM ET Webinar Data Protection World Forum GDPR and Regulatory Change: the switch from a legal issue to a technological issue
2/20/20 12:00 PM 2/20/20 1:00 PM CT Meeting Minneapolis, MN MALSP February 2020 MALSP Meeting – Outcomes and Observations in Recent eDiscovery and Privacy Law
2/24/20 1:00 PM 2/24/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Successfully Managing Seven Requests in 90 Days
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Managing Antitrust Agency Second Requests
2/26/20 1:00 PM 2/26/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Tackling the Explosion of Data in E-Disclosure
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar Bloomberg Law Protecting Personal Information: The New Data Privacy Expectations
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar XDD The Final Countdown: Production Fundamentals
2/27/20 12:00 PM 2/27/20 1:00 PM PT Meeting Portland, OR ACEDS ACEDS Portland Chapter: The Benefits and Challenges of Pursuing an eDiscovery Certification
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Sidley Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Hogan Lovells From Regulation to Litigation: CCPA Litigation Defense
2/27/20 5:00 PM 3/2/20 12:00 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL ABA ABA TECHSHOW 2020
3/3/20 3/5/20 CT Conference Dallas, TX AIIM The AIIM Conference 2020
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 12:00 PM CT Conference St. Louis, MO The Sedona Conference The 14th Annual Sedona Conference Institute: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Security
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 1:00 PM ET Conference Tarrytown, NY CCBJ Legal Operations Executive Leadership Forum
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/5/20 5:30 PM ET Conference Toronto, Canada ADB Insights ABD Insights Canadian Legal Innovation Forum
3/17/20 3:30 PM 3/17/20 5:00 PM ET Conference Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery “Appetizers” Pre – UF Law Conference
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference 2020 Annual Meeting of Working Group 11
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2020

SEE PAST WEEKLY TREND REPORTS

 

Logikcull and ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Continued Partnership With Logikcull, the Leading Provider of Instant Discovery

Feb. 12, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Logikcull, the leading provider of Instant Discovery, a new category of discovery software that is increasingly popular among cost and security-sensitive corporate legal departments, has renewed as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

Logikcull makes powerfully simple software that is quickly emerging as the go-to solution for corporate legal teams looking to bring discovery in house so it can be done more quickly, securely and affordably. Its more than 1500 customers are helping to lead the transformation away from traditional eDiscovery to a model that is fast, predictable and accessible.

As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Logikcull plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources. Employees and partners of Logikcull are able to access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals.

“Since it’s inception, Logikcull has time and again proven it is leading in creative and innovative solutions for the e-discovery and legal marketplace with their break-through platform,” said Mike Quartararo, CEDS, president, ACEDS and professional development. “The strength of our ACEDS community is directly tied to the caliber of our partners and we’re delighted that Logikcull has chosen to renew and that they will continue to deliver value to the ACEDS membership.”

“As we continue in our mission to democratize the often expensive, risky process of e-discovery, we’re proud to partner with ACEDS and its global membership of forward-thinking practitioners who are leading the charge to bring about predictable, affordable, secure solutions for organizations of all kinds. We admire the ACEDS community’s commitment to making discovery equitable and accessible to all—and we look forward to continuing this fruitful partnership.” Robert Hilson, senior director, Logikcull said.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Logikcull
Logikcull.com is instant discovery for modern legal teams. Its secure, cloud-based solution helps law firms and organizations of all sizes solve the expensive, complex, and risky challenges associated with eDiscovery, internal investigations, and open records response. With Logikcull, you can start a discovery project in five seconds, from anywhere at any time on any device. Reviewing data is as easy as performing a Google search. And in Logikcull, your data is always secure. That’s why it’s trusted by the Fortune 500, Am Law 200, and governments of the biggest cities in the world. Founded in 2004 by CEO Andy Wilson and CTO Sheng Yang, Logikcull builds powerfully simple software that democratizes discovery.

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Master's Conference and ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces The Master’s Conference™ as Affinity Partner

Feb. 11, 2020Eagan, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce The Master’s Conference™ as an Affinity Partner.

A well-respected boutique legal educational forum, The Master’s Conference plays host to a select group of speakers, vendors, and attendees, all committed to proactively collaborating on current challenges in the legal space. The Master’s Conference builds knowledge in the legal field through different promotional events, conferences, membership and publications which offer innovative ideas, cutting-edge topics, and relevant solutions for professionals and organizations.

“The Master’s Conference is one of the most well-regarded forums in the legal industry today,” said Mike Quartararo, CEDS, president of ACEDS and Professional Development. “Robert and Rick and the entire Master’s team offer exceptional insights and have long delivered meaningful and relevant content to the e-discovery and legal community. The Master’s Conference is a truly collaborative forum and all of our ACEDS community will benefit from this relationship.”

Among the ACEDS resources available to Master’s Conference attendees and supporters are leading-edge job tools, networking opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program and Mini MBA.

“I am incredibly excited about the direction ACEDS is going and am thrilled to be part of the association’s spectacular board,” said Robert Childress, CEO, The Master’s Conference. “I look forward to ACEDS’ participation in The Master’s Conference.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About The Master’s Conference
The Master’s Conference brings together leading experts and professionals from law firms, corporations, and the bench to develop strategies, practices, and resources for managing the information life cycle. The Master’s Conference has served the legal community since 2006. We have hosted over three thousand experts in multiple countries around the latest trends in technology within the legal community.

The Master’s Conference is a boutique educational forum where a select group of speakers, vendors, and attendees convene to engage in a proactive collaboration on current challenges in the legal space. As a global legal conference, Master’s Conference takes the lead to differentiate itself while consistently raising the bar as the most well-respected conference in the legal technology industry. https://themastersconference.com/

 

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Contact: Cindy Parks
913.526.6912
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Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – January 2020

1/1/2020: Conceptually Rich Documents for Conceptual Indices in Relativity Analytics
When setting up a training set to be used for the creation of a conceptual index in Relativity, be sure to exclude computer generated files.   Include conceptually rich documents in the set.  Excel spreadsheets will rarely be examples of conceptually rich documents.  Databases should also be avoided.

1/2/2020: Special Master: Confidentiality Order Balances EU GDPR
“Special Master believes the Discovery Confidentiality Order provision allowing a producing party to designate and protect as ‘Highly Confidential’ information that the producing party claims to be Foreign Private Data—such as employee names, sufficiently balances the EU’s interest in protecting its citizens private data and the U.S. legal system’s interest in preserving and maintaining the integrity of the broad discovery provisions set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.” In re Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litig., No. 2:16-cv-881 (SDW) (JAD), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 223132, at *15 (D.N.J. Nov. 4, 2019)

1/3/2020: Disabling Formula Updates for Broken Links in Excel
If you already have a different Excel file open, with the default ‘Automatic’ setting activated, a setting of a new file to only manually update formulas will be overridden and formulas will automatically update.

1/4/2020: Opened Emails Not Protected by the SCA
“It thus appears that most courts have held (and I agree) that the SCA doesn’t reach and protect undeleted emails that have already been delivered and opened by the intended recipient.”  Sartori v. Schrodt, No. 3:18cv204-RV/HTC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 223533, at *29 (N.D. Fla. Nov. 25, 2019)

1/5/2020: Court Orders Co-owned Businesses Dissolved Because of Dispute of Over Paying for Imaging of Servers
“The bickering over who shall pay the $1,500 cost to image the server evidences the dissention, deadlock and division.  Their inability to cooperate to the detriment of their co-owned companies yields one conclusion: dissolve all of the joint businesses, now.” Besen v. Doshi, Index No. 652691/2018, 2019 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 6835, at *12 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Dec. 27, 2019).

1/6/2020: Sedona Commentary on Non-Party Discovery
A wider range of expenses are permitted for non-party discovery than for regular discovery.   “Courts may allow non-party expenses to include printing costs and technology consulting fees as well as costs associated with collection, database creation, and, under certain circumstances, document review and privilege log preparation.”

1/7/2020: Javascript to remove blank pages from PDFs.
This script will remove any pages which don’t’ contain searchable text.

1/8/2020: Find rows with duplicate data with conditional formatting in Excel
This method uses the CONCATENATE formula.

1/9/2020: VBA code to merge cells with consecutive duplicate entries in Excel
Macro which you can use to merge consecutive cells with duplicate entries in a column in an Excel.

1/10/2020: Find and Replace Multiple Strings in Excel
VBA code will replace strings listed in two columns on Sheet1 on all other worksheets.

1/11/2020: D. Nev. Issues Protective Order for IMEI Data
The Court also agreed to the Plaintiff’s request for a protective order for a spreadsheet with an IMEI analysis of the Defendants’ phone data.   IMEI stands for “International Mobile Equipment Identity”. It is used to identity mobile phones.  The IMEI number identifies the phone, but not the actual subscriber.

1/12/2020: International Mobile Equipment Identity
You can get the unique IMEI id number for your mobile phone by dialing *#060.

1/13/2020: Splitting Delimited Text Inside Cells Onto New Rows
VBA to split text separated by delimiters inside a cell onto new rows, with data to the right copied on the new rows.

Splitting Delimited Text Inside Cells Onto New Rows

Splitting Delimited Text Inside Cells Onto New Rows

1/14/2020: The SHA-1 hash function is more vulnerable than ever before
A paper shows how PGP encryption keys can be created with different IDs but the same SHA-1 hash values.

1/15/2020: The different types of data extraction
In advanced physical extraction forensics tools can be used to recover flash memory.   This involves recovering data from memory chips, which must be removed from a device.

1/16/2020: Medical Social Media
70% of American physicians have a Doximity profile.

1/17/2020: Excel vba code to use a RegEx search to make part of text inside a cell boldfaced
Vba code you can use to run a regular expression search on a column in Excel to boldface some but not all of the text inside a cell.

1/18/2020: S.D. Ind.: Searching Electronic Records Cannot Be Taxed Under 28 U.S.C. § 1920
“Fees for searching electronic records and for research aren’t recoverable under § 1920, but must be sought in a motion for attorneys fees.” In re Method of Processing Etha Related Subsystems ‘858 Patent Litig., No. 1:10-ml-02181-RLM-DML, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8694, at *14 (S.D. Ind. Jan. 15, 2020)

1/19/2020: REPLACE formula
Don’t miss how helpful Excel’s REPLACE formula can be.  You can use it to replace X number of characters starting at a given position in a cell.

1/20/2020: Replace alt codes in MS Word
You can find and replace any character in a Word document by preceding its alt code with a ^

1/20/2020: Replace alt codes in MS Word

1/21/2020: CVE-2020-0601 Vulnerability Lets Windows Install Malware
Windows uses a document link library, Crypt32.dll, to keep track of trusted certificate authorities.  There’s a flaw in the .dll (which Microsoft recently posted a patch for) which allows it to incorrectly approve malicious software and web sites.  The vulnerability is named CVE-2020-0601.

1/22/2020: CTRL + D without formatting
VBA code that can be used to autofill a selected range of cells with the data in the cell above the range, but without copying the formatting from the source cell, as would be done if the common CTRL + D command were used.

1/23/2020: S.D.N.Y.: CAL Software Name and Workflow Makes Discovery Transparent
“In this case, defendants have represented that they have provided detailed information regarding the collection criteria they used, the name of their continuous active learning (“CAL”) software, their CAL review workflow, and how they intend to validate the review results. That is sufficient information to make the production transparent.”  Kaye v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 18-CV-12137 (JPO) (JLC), 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9240, at *4 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 21, 2020),

1/24/2020: How ephemeral is Snapchat?
When two users communicate in a one on one chat. their messages will be deleted when the chat ends, but the settings can be changed so these messages are retained for 24 hours.

1/25/2020: In-Place eDiscovery in Microsoft Exchange
A single mailbox can have multiple in-place holds, but no more than 500 search terms can be used.

1/26/2020: Emails Purged From Outlook May Still Exist
After an email in Outlook is purged from the Recovered Items folder, it may not disappear until the Managed Folder Assistant processes the Purges folder – the default work cycle is 1 day.

1/27/2020: Removing Line Breaks in Excel
The CLEAN formula takes out characters that cannot be printed.  It will remove other line breaks that the CHAR(10) and CHAR(13) don’t catch.

1/28/2020: Excel formula to extract formula path
=LEFT(A1,LOOKUP(2^15,FIND(“\”,A1,ROW(INDIRECT(“1:”&LEN(A1))))))

1/29/2020: Model Rule 3.3 and Electronic Discovery
Obligation under Rule 3.3 to show candor to the tribunal may override an attorney’s duty to protect the confidentiality of a client’s data.

1/30/2020: Excel formula to find row number hit appears on
You can use the Excel MATCH formula to find the row number of that a value in a range appears in.

=MATCH(F2,A:A,0)+ROW(A:A)-1

The MATCH formula searches for where the value in cell F2 appears in column A and then the ROW formula returns the row number that value appears on.

1/31/2020: Reformatting text as number quickly
Select the entire column and use the Text to Columns tool on the Data tab.  When the tool opens, rather than selecting one of the delimiter or fixed length settings, simply click ‘Finish’.