Socha's Weekly Trend Report

Socha’s Weekly Trend Report – July 20, 2020

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

Announcements

CategoriesDateEntries
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/16/2020Xact Data Discovery (XDD) announced the launch of its new XDD-360 Technology Suite.
Announcements
Enhancing Practice
07/15/2020NetDocuments announced the introduction of NetKnowledge powered by BA Insight, designed to make all content stored in NetDocuments part of a customer’s enterprise search.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Morae Global Corporation and The Stephen James Partnership announced they have teamed up to provide e-discovery and document review in the UK legal market.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Exterro announced that its Slack integration had been approves as a Slack App and the company had been included in the Slack E-Discovery Partner ecosystem.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Xact Data Discovery (XDD) announced the acquisition of LightSpeed Legal, an eDiscovery services company based in Washington, DC.
Announcements
Enhancing Practice
07/13/2020Deloitte announced the launch of its Legal Business Services practice in the U.S., a suite of legal management consulting and technologically-enabled legal managed services for corporate legal departments designed to accelerate the transformation of the business of law.
See also The Talent in Deloitte’s New Legal Business Practice Has ALSP Roots, Frank Ready, Legaltech news.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/13/2020Aureus Tech Systems announced it has integrated its e-discovery platform with Microsoft Azure and Azure AI.

E-discovery

CategoriesDateEntries
E-Discovery07/17/2020After looking at 444 decisions where parties moved for sanctions, Kelly Twigger and her colleagues at eDiscovery Assistant shared a key observation: Many parties bringing these motions are wasting time and money and court resources on motions that are guaranteed to fail.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/16/2020Xact Data Discovery (XDD) announced the launch of its new XDD-360 Technology Suite.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Morae Global Corporation and The Stephen James Partnership announced they have teamed up to provide e-discovery and document review in the UK legal market.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Exterro announced that its Slack integration had been approves as a Slack App and the company had been included in the Slack E-Discovery Partner ecosystem.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Xact Data Discovery (XDD) announced the acquisition of LightSpeed Legal, an eDiscovery services company based in Washington, DC.
Announcements
E-Discovery
07/13/2020Aureus Tech Systems announced it has integrated its e-discovery platform with Microsoft Azure and Azure AI.
E-Discovery07/07/2020In a Law260 article, Jessica Brown and Collin James Vierra of Gibson Dunn addressed how companies using channel-based platforms such as Slack can manage the use of those platforms and the data to be well-positioned for when those platforms become subject to discovery.
E-Discovery
Enhancing Practice
07/06/2020In an ACEDS Blog post, Helen Geib of Hoover Hull Turner gave an overview explanation of lawyers’ duty of competence in three areas: legal practice tech tools, data security, and e-discovery.

Enhancing practice

CategoriesDateEntries
Announcements
Enhancing Practice
07/15/2020NetDocuments announced the introduction of NetKnowledge powered by BA Insight, designed to make all content stored in NetDocuments part of a customer’s enterprise search.
Enhancing Practice07/14/2020Telecoms giant Vodafone has begun providing access to “legal services” for its 500,000 business customers through a partnership with Sparqa Legal, a web-based platform, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer. Vodafone’s business customers sign up to the Sparqa Legal platform and receive credit toward customisable legal contracts and documents.
Announcements
Enhancing Practice
07/13/2020Deloitte announced the launch of its Legal Business Services practice in the U.S., a suite of legal management consulting and technologically-enabled legal managed services for corporate legal departments designed to accelerate the transformation of the business of law.
See also The Talent in Deloitte’s New Legal Business Practice Has ALSP Roots, Frank Ready, Legaltech news.
Enhancing Practice07/13/2020In an Above the Law article, Bob Ambrogi discussed four ways in which law librarians play an essential role when it comes to helping lawyers make effective use of technology: as gatekeepers, guides, ethicists, and interpreters.
Enhancing Practice07/13/2020Six international law firms have begun developing a protocol to help deliver a globally consistent approach to the use of online case management platforms for conducting disputes, reported Caroline Hill of Legal IT Insider.
Enhancing Practice07/13/2020Some law firm partners fear AI is damaging junior lawyers’ skills, reported Hannah Roberts of Legal Week.
Enhancing Practice07/07/2020Chris Plauschinn of Ricoh ranked the level of security of six popular messaging platforms, from least secure to most: text messages, email, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal.
E-Discovery
Enhancing Practice
07/06/2020In an ACEDS Blog post, Helen Geib of Hoover Hull Turner gave an overview explanation of lawyers’ duty of competence in three areas: legal practice tech tools, data security, and e-discovery.

Privacy

CategoriesDateEntries
Privacy07/17/2020The first wave of CCPA litigation has begun, reported Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik, Paul A. Rosenthal, Tara Marciano, and William Pierotti of Kelley Drye.
Privacy07/16/2020On July 16, 2020, in Schrems II, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield program was invalid but at least for now at least partially upheld the use of standard contractual clauses. Quite a few law firms have commented on this. Here is a sampling:
Privacy07/16/2020The California AG has begun CCPA enforcement, reported Jeewon Serrato, Andreas Kaltsounis, and Stanton Burke of BakerHostetler.
Privacy07/14/2020The California Attorney General’s office sent its first set of CCPA enforcement letters on July 1, reported Malia Rogers and David Stauss of Husch Blackwell.
Privacy07/14/2020Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership has prepared a paper, Data Subject Rights under the GDPR in a Global Data Driven and Connected World, that looks at how data subject rights should be applied.

Additional articles

CategoriesDateEntries
Additional Article
E-Discovery
07/14/2020EDRM Headline News
Source: EDRM
Authors: Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad
Additional Article
E-Discovery
07/14/2020Stellar Women in e-Discovery: Susan Wortzman
Source: Relativity
Author: Mary Rechtoris

About the Author

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George Socha
An award-winning attorney, expert witness, and consultant and co-founder of EDRM, George Socha has worked with corporate, law firm,governmental,and service and software provider clients on e-discovery and litigation support challenges and opportunities for over three decades.As a practicing lawyer, an independent consultant, and at a large service provider, he has been active in just about every aspect of e-discovery: directing activities from early identification of potentially pertinent ESI through analyses of produced materials; designing and supervising implementation of TAR and other protocols; presenting content at depositions,hearings,arbitrations, and trials; and testifying on issues ranging from spoliation to pricing to state of the practice.From 2003 to 2009, George and Tom Gelbmann conducted the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. In 2005, they founded EDRM, which creates practical global resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security,and information governance.