Bringing eDiscovery in-house with ZyLAB at the LegalTech 2010 in New York

Posted on January 8, 2010


This year, ZyLAB has organized another set of 3 valuable educational (CLE accredited) tracks at the LegalTech in New York. Last year’s sessions hosted by George Socha and Jason Baron were a big hit. We expect to beat last year’s success with an even more ambitious program.

This three-part session explores how corporations and government agencies are becoming better-prepared for the rigors of eDiscovery. In particular, you will learn about:

  • The Risks and Rewards of Bringing eDiscovery In-House
  • The Role of Microsoft SharePoint® and Text-Mining in Early Case Assessment and Legal Holds
  • How In-House Legal Departments Can Operate Most Effectively with Outside Counsel.

Come Visit us at the LegalTech 2010

This three-session track features the following distinguished speakers and panelists:

  • George Socha, Jr., Esq. (Chair), Founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
  • James F. Dawson, Forensic Technology Services Manager at KPMG
  • Stuart W. Hubbard, Firm wide Litigation Support and E-Discovery Manager at Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Seth D. Rothman, Partner and Co-Chair of the eDiscovery Practice Group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Paul Weiner, Esq., National E-Discovery Counsel at Littler
  • Johannes C. Scholtes Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer at ZyLAB, AIIM board member and Professor at Text-Mining.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Costs and risks of bringing eDiscovery in-house.
  • Differences between legal search and web search.
  • Why web search engines are not suited for eDiscovery search.
  • How to prepare for litigation and become litigation ready.
  • The role of information management principles in relation to MS-SharePoint and Cloud computing.
  • The role of text-mining and text-analytics in eDiscovery.
  • How to defend new and unknown technology in court if there is little to no case law.
  • Pro-activeness on the corporate side, knowing where the bodies are buried.
  • Communication, which is a two way street, each side being clearer about their expectations.
  • Clients need to help outside counsel understand who the key decisions makers are, the ones with the authority to make decisions.
  • Value of considering eDiscovery expertise during selection of outside counsel.
  • Are there best practices available? Is there education available?

The objective of these educational sessions is to provide pragmatic tips and advice based on best-practices and hands-on experience.

Ask yourself how your organization:

  • Enforces retention and disposition schedules to reduce risk of spoliation
  • Avoids premature settlements due to the inconvenience of complex e-discovery process
  • Utilizes effective collaborative systems for legal, IT, and counsel

Recently, Gartner predicted that companies that do not bring eDiscovery in-house in the next two years will spend 50% more on litigation than companies that do bring parts of the eDiscovery process in-house.

These education sessions fill up fast, so don’t miss your chance to pre-register. And while you’re at LegalTech, be sure to visit ZyLAB at booth #213 to find out more about our highly-rated ZyLAB eDiscovery & Production System.