Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 26 Sep 2023

Weekly letter to our EDRM Global Community 26 Sep 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM community,

The word of the week is persevere.

Senator Bob Menendez and his wife were indicted. Fox and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch retired.  A military stealth jet crashed and caused a commotion when it could not be located.  New Orleans is anticipating a “Salt Wedge” will impact some drinking water in October. Election platform makers are inviting white hat hackers to stress test the systems.  LLM’s have a benchmark. Cambridge has released a law corpus.

Cross Platform email duplicate identification is now a reality thanks to the DupeID project team, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, with Reveal, Relativity, edt, Nuix and Law In Order supporting the EDRM MIH in their platforms and processes.  Kiwi Camara and DISCO are facing securities suits and more. Mark your calendars, E-Discovery Day is December 7, 2023. Mike Berman concluded his three part series on Maryland’s Sunshine Laws compared to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Bob Ambrogicovered the Harvard Law AI Summit . John Tredennick and Dr. William Webber will be in London hosting an EDRM and Trusted Partner Merlin Search Technologies complimentary luncheon event 10 October: Using ChatGPT to Revolutionize Investigations and Discovery Workflow: An In-Person Masterclass for Legal InnovatorsThis is the last week to participate in the ComplexDiscovery Quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey- Fall. We highly encourage all to share 3-5 minutes on this short, important survey.

Cross Platform email duplicate identification is now a reality thanks to the DupeID project team, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, with Reveal, Relativity, edt, Nuix and Law In Order supporting the EDRM MIH in their platforms and processes.

Recent Posts on the EDRM Blog

Industry Leader Andy Paredes to Head HaystackID’s Powerhouse Global Managed Review Operation

New Tech, New Threat, and New Data Collection Challenges: Solutions for Modern Workplace Investigations

EDRM Announces Platforms Incorporating Email Duplicate Identification Specification: EDRM MIH

September’s Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

Maryland’s “Sunshine Law”:  Cooperation, Searches, Metadata, and Costs (Part III)

Maryland’s “Sunshine Law”:  Cooperation, Searches, Metadata, and Costs (Part II)

EDRM Announces Platform and Service Provider Adoption of Duplicate Email Identification Specification

Using a Multi-LLM Platform for Investigations and Ediscovery: Smarter and Way More Cost-Effective

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 WilsonRobin PerkinsJohn Brewer, the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.)and Sharon Nelson with John Simek.


The DupeID project, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, announced that four major platforms have implemented the EDRM MIH for cross-platform email duplicate identification.  Reveal, Relativity, edt and Nuix support the EDRM MIH in their respective platforms with Law In Order writing the app for Relativity support.

The Priv Log project, led by Trustee Cristin Traylor, considered the public comments submitted and published its final paper this week.

EDRM Project Leaders Khrys McKinney (AI Ethics/Bias), Cristin Traylor (Priv Logs), Jay Yelton (Special Masters and Discovery Mediators), 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 189th 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. 

One foot forward,

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.

  • Kaylee Walstad

    Kaylee Walstad, chief strategy officer of EDRM, leads the global project based organization and is the former VP of client engagement at a certification organization. Kaylee is known for her role in building communities, uniting people and companies across the globe, and brand amplification for partners through social media and events. A frequent public speaker on a variety of topics, from personal development to the nuances of e-discovery. Kaylee has a broad background in e-discovery and skills that uniquely position her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of e-discovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations.