Weekly Letter to Our EDRM Global Community – 2 April 2024

EDRM Weekly Letter to Our Global Community 2 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: Par.

In our legal tech world this week, conference season is in full bloom with events around the globe.  People are on the move as Greg Buckles chronicles.

EDRM announced Practice Aligned Resources (PAR) as our newest Trusted Partner.  As part of the Guardian Plus Partnership, EDRM is sponsoring the innovative PAR Pop Ups.

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 216th 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 syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and more. Recent guests include Charisma StarrSheila Johnston, Adrian Lurssen,  Shawn BelovichStephanie WilkinsDanny Pelc, JC Steinbrunner and Jen Grandkoski and  Jason Covey.

EDRM Announcements:

  • EDRM announced two new projects seeking contributors, the Testimony Evidence Reference Model (TERM) project and the Gigabytes Metrics (ESI File Size Project.) Reach out to info@edrm.net to learn more and get involved.
  • EDRM announced Practice Aligned Resources (PAR) as our latest Guardian Plus Partner.  Founder and CEO Joy Murao will join the EDRM Global Advisory Council and EDRM will proudly sponsor the PAR Pop Ups, starting this week in Dallas and going through the month of April..
  • Update to EDRM’s Code of Conduct: As part of our own reflection on the unfortunate and horrifying events of Legalweek, EDRM has updated our Code of Conduct around in person, virtual, social and project events for respect and civility.  
  • Generative AI Policy Update: Check out our updated Generative AI and Large Language Model policy, focusing on disclosure and fact-checking. Read the Policies Here.

Weekly Community Support Call Join us every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern on Zoom for support and camaraderie. For the invitation to our 216th 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.

Par Excellence,

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.