EDRM Update – January 2016

Issue 29 – January 2016

January saw continued adjustment by e-discovery professionals to the amendments to the FRCP rules that went into effect in December 2015. EDRM has prepared a library containing the full set of the rules along with related articles and materials – the EDRM FRCP Reference Collection that you can find here. Bookmark this resource for future reference.

Legaltech 2016 was of course a focus for many of us in January. Not surprisingly, there were the annual ruminations about predictive coding, rules changes, cross-border issues, information governance and the like. A standing-room-only crowd enjoyed the session hosted by EDRM and Kroll Ontrack, “25 Ediscovery Warnings in 75 Minutes.” The format is fast and entertaining, and offers opportunities for experts from all areas of e-discovery to share their practical knowledge.

While it is fun to get together at events such as LegalTech, it also helps to keep in mind James Clear’s spin on John Heywood’s “Rome wasn’t built in a day” aphorism: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”

Join us at our 2016 EDRM Spring Workshopco-located with the ACEDS Annual Conference on April 18 in New York – as well as throughout the year as an EDRM member – and help us lay those e-discovery and information governance bricks!

Remember to check out our upcoming events. We would love to see you at the 5th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, the 4th Annual UF Law / EDRM E-Discovery Conference, and, as we mentioned above, our 2016 EDRM Spring Workshop.


George Socha and Tom Gelbmann

January (and Early February) 2016 Highlights

We have partnered with the Institute for IG to offer information governance and electronic records management education. Details here.

With Nuix, we published a white paper on approaches to early case and early data assessment, “Early Case Assessment: Evolving from Tactical to Practical,” available here.

On February 2, we co-hosted IGI’s 2nd anniversary cocktail party, a jam-packed event where a good time was had by all!

On February 3, EDRM and Kroll Ontrack hosted the standing-room-only LegalTech session “25 Ediscovery Warnings in 75 Minutes.”

Doug Austin prepared a profile of EDRM member Crystal O’Donnell which we published on February 5. Check it out here.

Welcome New and Returning Members

Welcome to our newest EDRM members. We look forward to their participation and contributions.



For a complete list of organizational members, click here. For a complete list of individual members, click here.

Code of Conduct Subscribers

Welcome to our newest EDRM Model Code of Conduct subscribers:

Subscribing organizations:

Subscribing individual:

  • Matt Riggs

Voluntary registration as a MCoC subscriber indicates that the subscriber pledges to adhere to the principles, corollaries and guidelines set forth in the MCoC. For the complete list of subscribers, click here. To subscribe to the MCoC, click here.

EDRM Events

We will be at the following upcoming events. Please join us!

March 9-11, 2016
5th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
Tempe Arizona

Mar. 30, 2016
4th Annual UF Law / EDRM E-Discovery Conference
Gainesville, FL & online everywhere

April 18, 2016
2016 EDRM Spring Workshop
New York, NY

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