Weekly Letter to Our EDRM Global Community – 11 Jun 2024

Weekly Letter to Our Global EDRM Community 11 June 2024
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM with AI – Hat Tip to Ralph Losey’s Visual Muse.

Dearest EDRM Community, 

The word of the week is: reconfigure.

In our legal tech world this week, Circuit Court Judge evangelized ChatGPT in a written concurrence, Autonomy’s Mike Lynch was found not guilty of fraud in the US and Chambers is out with their US Legal rankings.  

Join us June 18 for the Hon. Ron Hedges (ret.), who will explain Public Access or Not:  What Can and Cannot Be Protected from Disclosure in Litigation and on June 20 for the Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret.) with Trusted Partner, CodexTen for the final Rise of the Machines IV: Maximizing the Benefits of Technology in Law Practice Workflow, both live, complimentary and starting at 1PM Eastern.

Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack.

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 226th 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 Gabe Landau, John BurchfieldRene Novoa, Zef Deda, Nate Latessa, Andy ParedesGreg Witczak, Sheila Johnston and Charisma Star .

EDRM Announcements:

  • EDRM Announces DISCO as Newest Trusted Partner
  • Over 50 global leaders joined the EDRM 2.0 project team’s formal kickoff call  Three subgroups have formed which start meeting this week:  Left-side, stewarded by Charisma Starr, Middle, stewarded by Stephanie Clerkin and Shannon Bales and the Right-side, stewarded by Brett Burney. Contact info@edrm.net to be connected to the Project Trustees.
  • EDRM’s AI Ethics & Bias team released its GenAI Judicial Orders Repository.
  • 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.
  • Update to EDRM’s Code of Conduct: 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 Policy Here.

Weekly Community Support Call: Join us every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern on Zoom for support and camaraderie. For an invitation to our 226th 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.

Adapt and thrive,

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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