Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for October 2020

A monthly round-up of eDiscovery industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month

Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from October 2020.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news in October included continuing adaption to COVID-19 and cybersecurity concerns:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in October included:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in October included:

XDD Materials

In October, XDD published three new blog articles and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • The eDiscovery Draft: Making Your Review Team – Numerous analyses have shown document review to be the most expensive discovery activity, accounting for around half to three quarters of discovery costs and about one quarter of total outside legal fees. The reason for these costs is the unavoidable need for qualified people to spend time looking at a significant number of documents making a variety of nuanced determinations about their relevance, their privilege, and more.  Many of these document review projects are too big or too complex to be handled solely by existing internal resources.  So, where do you find those qualified people?  How do you pick the right ones?  How do you combine them to create effective teams?  In this free, one-hour educational webinar, XDD Director of Legal Recruiting Cherie Eaves discusses the answers to these questions and more.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.

About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director of Education

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A fourteen-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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