Weekly Letter to Our EDRM Global Community – 6 Feb 2024

EDRM's weekly letter to our global community 6 Feb 2024
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM with AI.

Dearest EDRM Community, 

Word of the Week: Stormy.

The legal community’s year has officially started as people got back into their seats to execute all of the initiatives and relationships kindled in New York. We’ve noticed more job title changes and announcements, cheering those still on the sidelines from the layoffs of  Q4 2023.

Not all of the attention in New York was welcome attention.  LegalITInsider shares very public criticism of reports of sexual harassment and assault. Deena Fleener provided a form for centralized reporting of incidents and Marla Crawford has a call out to take the pledge to interrupt such behavior before it starts. Stephanie Wilkins and her crackerjack team is on it.  EDRM has taken the SPLASH pledge. EDRM has a long standing zero tolerance policy for any bullying or disrespectful communication, let alone sexual harassment or assault. We encourage others to take the pledge. It will take all of us to make a difference.

EDRM taken the SPLASH pledge. EDRM has a long standing zero tolerance policy for any bullying or disrespectful communication, let alone sexual harassment or assault.

Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack, EDRM.

Let’s remain united in our support for each other. For support or to assist a colleague, contact us at info@edrm.net and join our 208th weekly Community Support Call.

On the EDRM Blog: 

Upcoming Webinars on the EDRM Global Webinar Channel 

Updates from Around the Globe – 

Recent Illumination Zone Podcasts: 

Catch our latest EDRM Global Podcast Network episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and more. Recent guests include  Jason Covey, Joey Seeber, David GreethamAnya KorolyovTom O’Connor, Aaron Patton aka Gates Dogfish and Vazantha Meyers.

EDRM Announcements 

  • New projects including eDiscovery Workflows and EDRM 2.0 project are off and running.
  • Feedback on GDPR Guidelines: Thanks to all who commented on the “General Data Protection Regulation Cross-Border Discovery Guidelines”. The public comment period is closed, and the team is reviewing feedback and updating the guidelines in light of recent developments in this fast moving area.. 
  • Generative AI Policy Update: Check out our updated Generative AI and Large Language Model policy, focusing on disclosure and fact-checking Read Policies Here

Weekly Community Support Call Join us every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern on Zoom for support and camaraderie. For the invitation to our 208th weekly call, email info@edrm.net. In case of a mental health emergency, consider these professional resources

Get Involved with EDRM We invite you to participate in our projects, webinars, support gatherings, and the EDRM Hub. Access these offerings at no cost, courtesy of our Trusted Partners and Event Sponsors. Please reach out to info@edrm.net for more information.

The rainbow is on the horizon, 

Mary & Kaylee 

P.S. This update was assisted by GAI and LLM Technologies as per EDRM GAI and LLM Policy


  • 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.