Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 21 Nov 2023

Weekly Letter to the EDRM Global Community 21 Nov 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM Community,

The word of the week is dynamic. 

The earth’s temperature briefly rose over 2 degrees compared with pre-industrial times, a key warming milestone. Yemen’s Houthi rebels reportedly have captured a British owned and Japanese operated, potentially Israeli ship in the Red Sea. The US Supreme Court has an ethics code of conduct now.  During the week when CEO Sam Altman was removed from OpenAI and moved to Microsoft, here’s a how-to build an LLM via Hacker News.  And ChatGPT has passed the legal ethics exam, of course.  

The ComplexDiscovery Pricing Survey will be closing soon, we encourage you to share a few minutes and take the survey here.

Google’s CLO was in the hot seat on chat retention. APT launched its salary survey and we encourage you to participate, as we recalibrate compensation. EDRM Global Advisory Council leader, Nate Latessa joined HaystackID.  Modern data types shouldn’t be considered fringe (per Trusted Partner, Opentext.). If you are wondering about the fuss about Monica Bay, or if you are missing her singular presence and passion, Greg Bufithis gifted us his heartfelt memorial endingwith a 35 minute unedited interview on her retirement. 

E-Discovery Day, December 7, has a wealth of webinars and events, both live and remote.  EDRM is proud to sponsor the Ninth Annual.  Sign up here, or on the main site.  Thank you to our Trusted Partner, Exterro, for stewarding.

The ComplexDiscovery Pricing Survey will be closing soon, we encourage you to share a few minutes and take the survey here.

The 4th annual 2024 eDiscovery Today State of the Industry Report Survey is open and ready for your input. This survey, sponsored by EDRM, is designed to gather insights from eDiscovery professionals across the industry, shedding light on the latest trends and developments that continue to shape our dynamic field.

On the EDRM Blog

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 Joey Seeber and David GreethamAnya KorolyovBriordy MeyersMonica HarrisJohn Wilson, and Robin Perkins.


EDRM is pleased to release its “General Data Protection Regulation Cross-Border Discovery Guidelines,” which have been released for public comment.  The public comment period will close on 11/20/2023 and all comments are welcomed.

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 197th 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. 

Grateful for you,

Mary & Kaylee

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  • 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.

  • 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.