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Weekly Letter to Our Global Community – 17 Jan 23

EDRM Letter to our Global Community 17 Jan 23
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dear EDRM Community,

The word of the week is authentic. 

Observing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, eDiscovery Today offered Three Diversity Resources for MLK Day: Diversity and Inclusion Trends.  With special prosecutors for searching for classified documents on both sides of the aisle, the US is also facing down a serious challenge to the debt limit.  ComplexDiscovery offers Cooperation Standards in Government Investigations: Practical Tips

In legal tech this week, IEEE Spectrum looks at the sources and methodology behind the digital evidence in the Capitol Riot. There’s large money available for an AI court assist in a parking ticket matter. Our trusted partner, Onna, looks forward with 5 Key Trends in eDiscovery 2023 and the great Chuck Kellner from Everlaw weighs in as well on the Illumination Zone Podcast.  The Jan. 6 committee exposed social security numbers and Legaltech News explores how the inadvertent disclosure could have been avoided.  In another astounding full spectrum AI advance, VALL-E can take three seconds of audio and create a deep fake of the speaker, with implications for identity and access as well as audio evidence. Ralph Losey brings us along his experiments with GPT-3, this time with a rollicking conversation on Hybrid Multi-Model Review with none other than the Big Lebowski’s The Dude.

EDRM is hosting webinars all week on security, collaboration apps, caselaw and AI: 

Jan 17, 1 Eastern:   Cyber Nostradamus – What Awaits in 2023? with James Dever, M.A., J.D., Dr. Jack Dever, J.D., LL.M- Principals, Lockhaven Solutions

Jan 18, 1 Eastern How to Simplify Workplace App Collections with Endpoint Inspector with Ashley Hernandez – VP of Product with Cellebrite Enterprise Solutions

Jan 19, 1 Eastern, Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions for January 2023 with Doug Austin, Hon. Judge Andrew Peck (ret.), Tom O’Connor & Mary Mack

Jan 25, 1 Eastern, Tom & Jeremy Show: Episode 8: Photomosaics and the Bigger Picture. Tom Gricks, Sr. Principal Consultant, Recon Investigations, Opentext & Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Chief Data Scientist, Conga

EDRM is hosting webinars all week on security, collaboration apps, caselaw and AI: 
Today, Jan 17, 1 Eastern:   Cyber Nostradamus – What Awaits in 2023? with James Dever, M.A., J.D., Dr. Jack Dever, J.D., LL.M- Principals, Lockhaven Solutions

And, we’d love to hear from you:  info@edrm.net will get to both Kaylee and Mary.

EDRM’s project listings are here.  

Our Syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network is available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and your favorite podcast app, so you can listen at your leisure.  

Every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern, community members gather via Zoom to offer or request support as we navigate our work and personal challenges.  Email us at info@edrm.net to be included on the group invitation for the 148th support call. Remember, you are not alone, and you are welcome at our events, or to reach out for help.  If you are having a mental health emergency, please consider these resources for professional help.  Tall Poppy has some resources specifically for those experiencing online harassment.

We welcome your participation in our projects, webinars, support gatherings, and our EDRM Hub, our job board/event/directory website.  There is no charge for these EDRM offerings, thanks to our very generous partners. 

It’s the real thing,

Mary & Kaylee



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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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