EDRM at Duke: What’s Changed, What’s Next?

April 4, 2017 EDT, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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EDRM has been acquired by Duke Law School’s Center for Judicial Studies. How will this new partnership change EDRM? Where is e-discovery headed in 2017, and how will EDRM maintain and amplify its leadership as a resource for insight and educational tools in e-discovery?

Join us for this webinar to meet the new EDRM team at Duke Law School and hear from Jim Waldron, director, and George Socha, co-founder, on the future of EDRM at Duke, new priority projects, and e-discovery predictions for 2017.

Send questions in advance to edrm@law.duke.edu.


*Jim Waldron, director, EDRM
*George Socha, founder, EDRM, and managing director, BDO

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About the presenters:

Jim Waldron works with EDRM members, sponsors, and partners to guide and develop EDRM publications, projects, and programs. He joined Duke Law School in 2017 after serving as Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey for more than 30 years. He served on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules from 2010 to 2016. A leader in efforts to modernize the legal system through efficiencies and new technologies, he has served on a wide variety of committees and councils, including the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks, the Clerks’ Advisory Committee, the National Forms Modernization Committee, the United States Courts’ Information Technology Advisory Committee, the Unified Communication Future Project, and the Director’s Council for Automation Planning for the Judiciary. He also has chaired the BANCAP Users Group, the Bankruptcy Case Management and Statistics Umbrella Group, and the ground-breaking Electronic Self-Representation Initiative, which seeks to provide education and access to the Courts for those unable to afford legal representation.

George Socha is EDRM’s co-founder and the force behind the creation of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management. He is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, Socha is now managing director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice where he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. As a renowned industry thought leader, Socha has authored more than 50 articles, spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world, and provided expert testimony on subjects related to e-discovery. Socha and his EDRM co-founder, Tom Gelbmann, transferred EDRM to Duke Law School in 2016, and Socha continues to provide strategic direction for EDRM.

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