EDRM Launches New Pro Bono Project Championed by George Socha and HB Gordon

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EDRM Launches New Pro Bono Project Championed by George Socha and HB Gordon


MINNEAPOLIS, January 8, 2020 – Setting the global standards for eDiscovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce a new project to help improve and promote equal access to justice. EDRM’s new Pro Bono Project participants will build a platform for matching organizations and individuals in need of e-discovery capabilities for pro bono matters, with organizations and individuals wanting to make such capabilities available. The project will be led by HB Gordon, Manager, eDiscovery at The Vanguard Group, Inc., and George Socha, a Managing Director at BDO USA, LLP.

“eDiscovery’s goal is to find the needles in the haystack of ever-increasing data storage repositories,” said Gordon.  “That search is not easy for those without access to the necessary tools.  This project will match up requestors with practitioners in search of a positive outcome.”

“Today, almost every matter involves eDiscovery and that includes pro bono matters,” said Socha. “The twin goals of this project are to make it easier for those in need of pro bono eDiscovery services and software to obtain those capabilities, and for those wanting to offer up their expertise and tools to be more effectively matched with those in need.”

To learn more about how to participate or contribute to the EDRM Pro Bono Project, join an active project or start a new project, please reach out to info@edrm.net.

About EDRM

Empowering the leaders of eDiscovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates practical resources to improve eDiscovery, privacy, security and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, best practices, tools, guides, and test data sets to improve best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 113 countries and growing and an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations, and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery, learn more about the EDRM today at EDRM.net.


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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary was the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel for 10 years and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She holds the CISSP among her certifications.

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