Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 17 Oct 2023

Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community - 17 Oct 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM community,

The word of the week is humanity.

The US is supporting Israel militarily, as civilians in Gaza move south to safety from Israel’s announced operations in the North to recover hostages and neutralize Hamas.  Qatar brokered the release of 4 Ukrainian children from Russia with hopes for more. Rite-Aid filed for bankruptcy. Layoffs in big tech continue.  The United Autoworkers strike may be joined by casino workers striking in Detroit, as the Screenwriters Union members go back to work.

Doug Austin reports on ComplexDiscovery’s eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey results as Rob Robinson digs into the first survey numbers on generative AI and LLM uptake. EDRM Trusted Partner HaystackID now offers self-service eDiscovery.  EDRM’s Privilege Log Protocol project team announced the final version of its protocol.  Mark your calendars, E-Discovery Day is December 7, 2023 and there is a short fun survey out we hope you will give a few minutes to take.

Mark your calendars, E-Discovery Day is December 7, 2023 and there is a short fun survey out we hope you will give a few minutes to take.


EDRM Announces Level Legal as Newest Trusted Partner

EDRM Privilege Log Protocol Finalized after Public Comments

Three Key Takeaways and Highlights from Relativity Fest 2023 

Legal Ops-palooza: Aaron Bath Takes on Generative AI, Underwater Adventures, and Law School Approaching 50

Circuits in Session: How AI Challenges Traditional Appellate Dynamics

1-hour CLE* with Nextpoint and Stasmayer: Lawyers & Modern Technology

Relativity Delivers Hands-On e-Discovery Education to Australia 

The Role of Fluidity in Accelerating AI in eDiscovery

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 Briordy MeyersMonica HarrisJohn WilsonRobin PerkinsJohn Brewer, and the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.).


EDRM Announced Level Legal as its newest Trusted Partner.

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.

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. 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 192nd 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. 

With compassion,

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.