The End of the Privilege Log as We Know It by Tara Emory. We are all benefitted by practical discussions about how to reduce the burden of privilege logs. Emory traces the glacial pace of evolution in modernizing the logging process and focuses on the use of categorical logs. In practice, some of my most stressful and miserable moments have been related to privilege logs; thousands of documents, arcane processes and analysis, obstructionist opposing counsel, indecisive clients, etc. In the collaborative spirit of the amended FRCP, logging by category would provide a balance between disclosure and protection.
ediscovery Lessons on Business Technology from the Legal Industry by Dean Gonsowski. Recommind’s Global Head of Information Governance explores how data and its management within the legal industry is impacting business practice. Information Governance is intended to be a holistic solution, designed to create a data umbrella under which client and counsel take advantage of technology for categorization, efficiency, identification and risk avoidance. Although legal service providers are pushing the envelope with technology, law firms are still adjusting to the possibilities and their clients are still relying on counsel (for the most part) for one-stop shopping. Gonsowski’s lessons imagine a world where technology and human input partner to decrease the impact of data on representation and where technology becomes a proactive resource.
BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Corporate America. The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel interviews Judith Branham regarding rapidly evolving personal technology and how that effects a business’ information privacy, litigation readiness/eDiscovery and technology policies. Branham provides a great overview of the current technology culture and how corporate America should be responding in order to protect its interests while accommodating consumer/employee demand.