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Millnet Relativity Masters celebrated at Relativity Fest London

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The kCura Relativity Road Show in London was rebranded this year as the first annual Relativity Fest London, held at 155 Bishopsgate in London on Tuesday 25 April 2017 with approximately 300 people from the eDiscovery community.
Fourteen members of the Millnet team represented Millnet and Advanced Discovery at the event where Millnet’s expertise was featured heavily including Meagan Sauve as a panellist and Relativity Master and Emma Kettleton as a Relativity Master.

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Completing Your Cartography

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In the first Part of this short series, we reviewed the concept of data mapping for eDiscovery and the benefits that can accrue from completing such an effort. Creating a data map that is useful for eDiscovery (or for other legal purposes) is a five-phase process: (1) Legal Inventory; (2) Source Inventory; (3) Initial Map Creation; (4) Analysis and Alignment; and, (5) Connection and Maintenance. In the second Part, we reviewed the first three of these five phases, and in this final Part, we review the final two phases.

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March 2017 Industry News Round-Up

March 2017 has concluded with a strong signal from The Sedona Conference, which just released the Public Comment Version of a new edition of its flagship guidance document: The Sedona Principles, Third Edition: Best Practices, Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production. This new edition attempts to address the many changes in technology and rules since the last edition in 2007. Major areas of revision include preservation, proportionality, and forms of production.

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Backup Tapes – A Basic Guide for World Backup Day

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I received an email today noting that today (March 31st) is World Backup Day. Who knew there was such a thing. An interesting comment then followed: “shouldn’t every day be world backup day?” Good point! Whilst everyone is double checking their iPhone backup to make sure their precious holiday photos are set to back up every night in the event you drop your phone or leave it in the back of a taxi I thought it would a good day to share some basic guidance on backups in an eDiscovery / eDisclosure context.

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Reconnoitering Your Territory

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Creating a data map that is useful for eDiscovery (or for other legal purposes) is a five-phase process: (1) Legal Inventory; (2) Source Inventory; (3) Initial Map Creation; (4) Analysis and Alignment; and, (5) Connection and Maintenance. In this Part, we review the first three of these five phases.

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Robot Uprising? An Artificial Intelligence Update

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Over the past few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to appear with increasing frequency in the legal industry press, filled with both promise and threat. A 2016 report from Deloitte “said that ‘profound reforms’ will occur in the legal sector over the next decade, estimating that nearly 40 percent of jobs in the legal sector could end up being automated in the long term.”

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No Maps for These Territories

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A discussion of the practice of data mapping for eDiscovery – and how to do it effectively for significant savings of time and money, as well as reducing risk and increasing defensibility.

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February 2017 Industry News Round-Up

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February 2017 was kicked off with a strong signal from the EDRM organization, which is now a part of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies. On February 9th, it announced a major new effort to develop standards and guidance for the effective use of technology-assisted review.

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Finding Intent Under Amended Rule 37(e)

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As we noted in the first part, one of the things the amended version of the rule was intended to do was resolve a circuit split that was creating uncertainty and increased preservation costs. The split was between jurisdictions where severe sanctions might be applied on the basis of some form of negligence and others where severe sanctions required a showing of intentionality.

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January 2017 Industry News Round-Up

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A monthly round-up of key industry news, useful publications, new cases, and other resources. Each month we collect the most important news and most useful resources we’ve found and share them here to help you separate the signal from the noise.

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