Weekly Letter to Our Global Community – 14 Feb 2023

EDRM Weekly Letter to our global community 14 Feb 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dear EDRM Community,

The word of the week is unfiltered.  

The death toll for the Türkiye and Syria is above 30,000. Here is one place to help. After China’s balloon was shot down, NORAD opened the filters of radar data, resulting in three more takedowns.  An environmental catastrophe is expanding in the trainwreck in Ohio.  Microsoft’s Bing smoked Google’s Bard in the competition for AI enabled search.

In legal tech this week, EDRM welcomes veteran Nextpoint and the great Brett Burney to the EDRM Trusted Partner program.  Legaltech News Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Wilkins looks at DoNotPay’s fall in their attempt to create AI chatbots for legal consumers. Trusted Partners Merlin Search Technologies and HaystackID’s nSight Search earned 2023 Trailblazer awards presented by the National Law Journal.  Susan Bennett of our Trusted Partner, InfoGov ANZ, invites EDRM to take part in the 4th #InfoGov Industry Survey tracking developments over the past 7 years – have your say and provide your valuable insights. Ralph Losey puts another AI tool to the test, this one D-iD.com. Our Trusted Partner, Exterro, shares the results of their collaborative survey with ACC.

EDRM Announces New White Paper Addressing “Professional Responsibility Considerations in AI for eDiscovery Competence, Confidentiality, Privacy & Ownership” for public comment.  

Projects (Public comment periods are closing)

EDRM Announces New White Paper Addressing “Professional Responsibility Considerations in AI for eDiscovery Competence, Confidentiality, Privacy & Ownership” for public comment.  

In addition, the Privilege Log project released its Privilege Log 2.0 protocol, also for public comment.  

The State Rules Project is looking for some contributors to fill out the rest of the US map.  See if your state is covered here

EDRM’s project listings are here.  


Feb 14, 1 Eastern Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions for February 2023 with Doug Austin, Hon. Judge Andrew Peck (ret.), Tom O’Connor & Mary Mack.

Feb 15, 1 Eastern Love What You Do with IPRO’s Jeffrey Wolff and EDRM’s Mary Mack.

Feb 23, 1 Eastern What is a “Document? RIM Technology from Egyptian Ostraca to Modern Attachments,  with Ken Withers, Deputy Director, The Sedona Conference 

Mar 2, 1 Eastern, Optimizing Document Review for Today’s Expanding Discovery Use Cases with OpenText’s Tom Gricks and Tracy Drynan.

Mar 7, 1 Eastern NIST CSF 2.0: Back to the Future 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.

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.   Our latest guests include Ken WithersAngela KovachEthan Treese and Erin Meyer.

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 152nd 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. 


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.