Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 12 Sep 2023

EDRM Letter to our Global Community 12 Sep 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM community,

The word of the week is develop.

Morocco’s earthquake claims over 2000 souls, survivors need assistance.  Floods hit Hong Kong and Southern China and Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano is erupting. Supercomputers making LLMs use tons of water.  Walter Isaacson’s book on Elon Musk already has corrections, such as what happened with Ukraine’s underwater drone sneak attack. The G20 announced a railway to connect India, the Middle East and Europe. Perks to get back in the office.

EDRM Project Leaders will jumpstart Relativity Fest on September 27th at 8am by updating those present on projects and inviting them to participate:
Khrys McKinney (AI Ethics/Bias), 
—Cristin Traylor (Priv Logs), 
—Jay Yelton (Special Master and Discovery Neutral), 
—Monica Harris and Matt Rasmussen (Short Message Metadata Primer 1.0), 
—Craig Ball and Matthew Golab (EDRM Duplicate Identification project EDRM MIH) ,
—Dave Cohen and Briordy Meyers (GDPR)
Dave Cohen on five new projects (EDRM 2,0, GenAI, ESI Protocol, TAR Protocol & Discovery Workflows)

Register for Relativity Fest here.

Rob Robinson of ComplexDiscovery has his 31st Quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey- Fall Edition out. With 15 short questions including three new multiple-choice questions focused on understanding the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) in the eDiscovery ecosystem. We highly encourage you to share your knowledge on the survey, it takes 3-5 minutes.  Dennis Kennedy released a white paper on using GenAI as a mastermind group with personae. Marco Imperiale launched Better Ipsum, which he says will take a human centric legal design approach which includes legal wellbeing (via Caroline Hill). Craig Ball has extensively revised and expanded his guide for testifying experts, now called “Being the Better Expert Witness: A Primer for Forensic Examiners.”  Thomson Reuters introduced authenticity tools for journalists, which may inform deep fake detection for eDiscovery evidence.  Consilio bought Lawyers on Demand and SYKE. In a long read of short messages, Brian Inkster hands out magic wands to those with a true “legal” use for GenAI. Kiwi Camara stepped down as CEO of DISCO, while board member Scott Hill takes the reins.

Recent Posts on the EDRM Blog 

LLMs and GAI: Catalysts or Constraints? The Fall 2023 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

DefCon Chronicles: Sven Cattell’s AI Village, ‘Hack the Future’ Pentest and His Unique Vision of Deep Learning and Cybersecurity

Being the Better Expert Witness

EDRM Project Leaders Jumpstart Relativity Fest

Legal Professionals to Connect and Share e-Discovery Expertise at Relativity Fest 2023

Disputes, Investigations and Emerging Data Sources

Spoliation Motions Denied as Untimely – Another Wake-Up Call

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, at the Chat GPT Tipping Point: What Lawyers, Judges, and Clients Need to Know About Using Generative AI Right Now

On Point 2023: Nextpoint’s User Conference 

Upcoming Webinars on the EDRM Global Webinar Channel

Recent Podcasts

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.  Recent podcasts guests include John Brewer, the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.)Sharon Nelson with John SimekTony Sipp with Oyango Snell, and Tom Kemp.


EDRM Project Leaders Khrys McKinney (AI Ethics/Bias), Cristin Traylor (Priv Logs), Jay Yelton (Special Master and Discovery Neutral), Monica Harris and Matt Rasmussen (Short Message Metadata Primer 1.0) and Dave Cohen (GDPR) updated the community on progress on the EDRM Global Webinar channel.  It’s available on demand if you missed it.

EDRM updated its Generative AI and Large Language Model policy to address the need for disclosure and fact checking, with consequences.   Read all the policies here.

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 187th 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.

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 Trusted Partners and Event Sponsors. 

Building with you,

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.