Weekly Letter to Our EDRM Global Community – 16 April 2024

Weekly Letter to the EDRM Global Community 16 April 2024
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM with AI – Hat Tip to Ralph Losey’s Visual Muse.

Dearest EDRM Community, 

The word of the week is: tension.

In our legal tech world this week, two conditions exist simultaneously, new layoffs and new positions.

Complex Discovery’s Spring 2024 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey launched this week.  Your input into the current and future conditions in our ecosystem is needed.  Take the anonymized five minute survey here.

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 218th weekly Community Support Call.

On the EDRM Blog:      

Upcoming Webinars on the EDRM Global Webinar Channel 

Updates from Around the Globe – 

  • Global Legal Tech Developments: Wired has a detailed article on how to opt out of having your IP ingested by an AI scraper. Dennis Crouch of the fabulous PatentlyO blog details his and his students’ experience with GenAI. Axiom’s General Counsel Survey covered by Stephen Embry highlighted inside counsel’s lack of resources. FTI and Trusted Partner Relativity’s General Counsel Survey, Part Four found huge spikes in compliance monitoring, privacy incidents and surprisingly, class actions. Richard Tromans wrote on whether AI will be a “little helper” or transformative in legal, Bloomberg Law continues to invest in legal workflow tools via 3 Geeks & a Law blog.  

Recent Illumination Zone Podcasts: 

Catch our latest syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and more. Recent guests include Nate Latessa, Andy ParedesGreg WitczakCharisma StarrSheila Johnston, and Adrian Lurssen.

EDRM Announcements:

Weekly Community Support Call Join us every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern on Zoom for support and camaraderie. For an invitation to our 218th 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.

Calling our better angels,,

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.

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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.

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