EDRM and Exterro Launch Study on Legal Holds in Internal Investigation.

In the spirit of educating the forensics community on best practices and trends, EDRM and our Guardian Trusted Partner, Exterro, are conducting a short study around our community’s forensic processes. Responses will help us create a benchmarking report on how forensic investigation teams are managing their workloads.

With internal investigations sometimes conducted in a covert manner, the issue of to whom, how and whether to issue a formal hold are front and center.

Completing the study should only take 8-10 minutes. As a thank you for participants’ time and input, Exterro will make a $20 donation to the Ukrainian Red Cross, World Central Kitchen, or the GlobalGiving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Participants choose from these three charities at the end of the survey.

In addition, participants will get full and early access to all the survey results. Non-participants will only be able to see the published and edited version of the report.

**Answers will remain anonymous when published and all published statistics will be reported in combination with other participants’ responses. 

Participate in the survey here.

More information about the charities supported

The Ukrainian Red Cross — The Red Cross is often on the frontlines of war serving to help those affected by armed conflict. The Ukrainian Red Cross is currently assisting people inside the country by aiding evacuations and providing shelter, food and basic necessities.

World Central Kitchen — World Central Kitchen (WCK), established in 2010, is an organization that deploys chefs directly to disaster areas to provide hot meals to those in need. WCK is currently working in Ukraine and along its borders in neighboring countries.

GlobalGiving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund — GlobalGiving is raising funds to support locally-led organizations throughout Ukraine. Any donations to the fund will provide essentials for refugees, health, psychological and support and access to education and economic assistance.

Participate in the survey here.


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.