Weekly Letter to Our Global Community – 7 Mar 2023

Letter to the EDRM Global Community 7 March 2023

Dear EDRM Community,

The word of the week is momentous.

190 countries agreed to protect marine biodiversity in international waters. The studies on generative AI are popping, on algorithmic black swans and productivity. Om Malik writes on our ChatGPT moment.  Microsoft doubles down on ChatGPT by releasing more developer tools across its portfolio and a Brad Smith appearance on the TV news show 60 Minutes to bat away any sense that they will pause due to hallucinations (AI incorrect information) or appearing as a emotionally disturbed entity.

EDRM is Awarded JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Award for #1 Firm and Top 2 Authors in eDiscovery . Heartfelt thanks to our EDRM Global Community, our authors, contributors, faculty experts, advisory council leaders, podcast guests and Team JD Supra.

Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad

In legal tech this week, EDRM Trusted Partner, Cellebrite, has a software update to unlock phones according to a recently filed search warrant application.  Ralph Losey and his ChatGPT sidekick penned an Homage to Richard Braman and The Sedona Conference® along with rewriting the Sedona Principles at elementary grade level and in rhyme on his e-Discovery Team blog.  In addition to appearances discussing ChatGPT, Dr. Maura R. Grossman was interviewed on gender bias in STEM.  Stephanie Wilkins dives deep into Casetext’s generative AI offering, boldly named Co-Counsel. EDRM Trusted Partner, Merlin Search Technologies, introduced its cloud utility pricing program for eDiscovery hosting.

Recent EDRM news:

Recent EDRM Project Activity

EDRM Announces Cross Platform Duplicate Identification Specification, EDRM Message ID Hash (MIH).  

The DupeID project team is seeking public comment on its Toolkit, which includes the specification, guidelines for use, a one-page infographic and a white paper authored by Craig Ball.  Comments will be considered for the final version if received by March 15, 2023. An webinar open to the community will be held (and recorded for later replay) March 13-14 Cross Platform Email Duplicate Identification with Beth Patterson, Craig Ball, Matt Golab and Ian Folkman at two different times for our global audience: March 13 4PM Eastern and March 14 11AM Sydney.

The Privilege Log project released its Privilege Log 2.0 protocol, also for public comment.  The Public Comment Period is complete and the project team is considering the input. Thank you for reading!

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.  


March 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.

March 8, 1 Eastern Work smarter, not harder: Optimize your system for faster forensic processing with Dan Sumpter, Senior Instructor, Exterro

March 9 1 Eastern Cloud Utility Pricing: Reduce Hosting Costs and Go Green in the Bargain with Dara Tarkowski, John Tredennick, David Greetham and Kathy Hogy

March 13-14 CROSS PLATFORM EMAIL DUPLICATE IDENTIFICATION with Beth Patterson, Craig Ball, Matt Golab and Ian Folkman at two different times for our global audience: March 13 4PM Eastern and March 14 11AM Sydney.

March 15 1 Eastern A New Look at Old Data Strategies: Management, Organization & Canada/US Border Readiness

with Sean Lynch, Dir., Client Strategy, Legal Services, Seth Magaw, Dir. of eDiscovery Client Services Ricoh and Mary Mack

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 Adrian LürssenRakesh MadhavaMichael Sarlo, and Ken Withers

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 156th and third year of our 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.