Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 28 Nov 2023

EDRM Weekly Letter to our global community 28 Nov 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM Community,

The word of the week is exchange. 

Many of us gathered over the US Thanksgiving holiday last week.  Hostages have been released in exchange for prisoners while Israel and Hamas pause.  The Netherlands and Argentina elected more far right leaders.  Sam Altman is back at OpenAI as they plan a share sale. Russia has added Meta’s spokesperson to a wanted list. Isha Maranthe surveyed global differences in handling AI.

Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) 702 will go into effect December 1.  Those looking for the Total Addressable Market for eDiscovery can find five year projections by ComplexDiscovery.  Congratulations to the winners of the British Legal Technology Awards and good luck to the finalists in the British Legal Awards.

E-Discovery Day, December 7th, has a wealth of webinars and events, both live and remote.  EDRM is proud to once again sponsor the Ninth Annual.  Sign up here, or on the main site.  

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

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

The Next Five Years in eDiscovery: Market Size Forecast for 2023-2028

Is it Spoliation to Bury a Dead Cow?

IN MEMORIUM: a video tribute to Monica Bay

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


EDRM thanks those who commented on the “General Data Protection Regulation Cross-Border Discovery Guidelines,” released for public comment.  The public comment period is now closed and the project team is reviewing the comments received.

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 198th 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. 

Moving 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.