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Three Resources to Stay Updated on eDiscovery Standards

27 October 2016 / by cicayda


THREE Resources to Stay Updated on eDiscovery Standards

Technological advances have vastly changed the ediscovery landscape through the years, and they show no signs of slowing. Last year's amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure stressed the importance of cooperation, proportionality and preservation in ediscovery. In the wake of these changes, judges have released opinions and decisions on ediscovery issues that are analyzed in an effort to create uniform standards and guidelines across the industry. 

Of course, as the expert in cloud based ediscovery software and services, Cicayda's business is to stay informed and on top of industry standards to ensure best practices. Often, people want to educate themselves about the process and keep abreast of the latest news and trends. Here are three reference resources to help you do that in ediscovery:


Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI) is a non-profit trade associationcreated for and run by Legal Technology professionals to represent all participants in the legal technology industry, including providers and consumers of technology products and services, to develop and maintain operational and ethical standardsbest practicesguidelinesresources, and forums under a non-profit umbrella. 

As legal technology professionals, WE NEED standardized, operational materials and best practices that convert ideas into usable operational and defensible processes through technology with measurable outcomes.   Moreover, WE NEED to come together under the auspices of a non-profittrade association to benefit the industry as a whole.

2.  The Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI)

EDI is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that consists of corporate counsel, private practitioners, judges, and technology experts and is dedicated to education, advocacy and research in legal technology. EDI members have access to webinars and publications centered around discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation and big data management. EDI also sponsors an annual summit for leaders in the industry. 

3.  Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

ACEDS offers virtual and live training to help professionals improve their ediscovery skills. Those who meet certain qualification standards and pass a rigorous examination can receive their "Certified E-Discovery Specialist" certification. The certification covers topics including project planning, litigation hold implementation, document review, data processing, budgeting and more. ACEDS members have access to webinars and resources such as articles, whitepapers, and a weekly newsletter about ediscovery legal analysis, evolving technologies, best practices, and current trends.

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