For this week’s articles, I have bundled four articles into subject-matter specific pairings focused on the technology challenge for attorneys and the left side of the EDRM.
Disruptive Change Needed for Lawyers to Become Competent in E-Discovery According to New Federal Judges Survey by Exterro and It's Time to Love Technology by Jim Calloway. At LegalTech NY 2015 this year, there was quite a bit of discussion about the continuing disconnect between attorneys and the technology that has invaded the practice of law. Exterro released their new judges’ survey during LegalTech and it is an eye-opening opportunity for eDiscovery professionals to appreciate a different perspective; a perspective that reveals how significant a barrier technology is for the “average” attorney. In that vein, Calloway’s article reviews the historic resistance to legal technology and explores the practical motivation for adoption.
Navigating Early Stages of the EDRM: Identification and Collection by Emily Collins and Mark Lindsey and Custodial Interviews: You’re Doing it Wrong by Tara Emory. The early stages of a discovery project are not glamorous but, they are essential in creating an efficacious foundation on which the remainder of the EDRM landscape must stand. Collins and Lindsey focus our attention on exploiting technology to better understand our technology and using a data map to identify information for collection. Emory turns our focus to the principles of performing custodial interviews and how they form the building blocks of the discovery process.