E-Discovery Project Management Training Just for YOU!

A few of you out there have asked me about scheduling training opportunities at times when it doesn’t interfere with work. So this month, we started offering training webinars on Wednesday evenings (8:00pm EST). Hopefully, this is a convenient time for you to focus your energy on moving your career forward this year.

This week and next week, we will learn about e-discovery project management.  Here are the links to REGISTER:

Learn About E-Discovery Project Management (Introduction)

This course is now available on-demand. Click the link to the registration page above to access.

You will learn:

  • How to apply general project management methodologies to e-discovery
  • How to properly assess project risk, scope, schedule and to document a defensible project plan
  • How to communicate effectively with your project team

Learn About E-Discovery Project Management (Advanced)

This course is now available on-demand. Click the link to the registration page above to access.

You will learn:

  • How to apply Agile Project Management methodology to e-discovery projects
  • How to develop project management assets for your organization (standards, project plans, checklists)
  • Effective and realistic communication strategies to save TIME, save MONEY, avoid RISK and manage CHANGE

These courses are designed for anyone responsible for supporting and project managing litigation & electronic discovery technology resources… or would like to transition into an e-discovery project management role with your firm or organization. The more you know about e-discovery project management, the more prepared you will be to compete in this industry for the best jobs and opportunities.  

DON’T HESITATE, REGISTER TODAY!

Both project management courses will be recorded and available on-demand within a week after the live training.

Finding the Solution Outside of the Box

“Think outside the box.”

As sayings go, it’s probably over used and you probably do not think much about it when you actually have a problem to solve. Recently, an industry report pointed out how challenging it is to find and hire e-discovery professionals with good (or better) problem solving skills.  Electronic discovery projects present new and interesting problems so it is pretty important to learn effective problem solving as you learn about e-discovery. This week, I’d like for you to try this problem solving exercise… let me know how you do in the comments.

 

 

Now Available On-Demand – E-Discovery Project Management Training

Did you miss the live online class we offered a couple of months ago? No worries, it’s now available on-demand.

E-Discovery Project Management On-Demand Training – Litigation Paralegal Bootcamp

AGENDA TOPICS INCLUDE:

•Project Management Methodologies: Which will work for your next e-discovery project?

•Role of a Project Manager

•What does it take to transition from senior paralegal to e-discovery project manager?

•What Should Be in Your Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

•Outline of Best Practices for Each Phase of Your SOP

•EDPM Responsibility Matrix, Planning Resources and Budgeting

 

This course is only 90 minutes and can be completed on your lunch hour.

 

Learn about Predictive Coding & Technology Assisted Review

Predictive coding and technology assisted review have been hot topics in the e-discovery world for over a year. Here are a few resources for you to learn more about it. We will begin with a recent video interview of Ralph Losey where he briefly discusses PC and TAR as well as transparency at Legal Tech NY.

Next, listen to this 30 minute PODCAST from Legal Talk Network

And finally, let’s keep in mind that the key word here is “assisted” … you and your review team still need to learn the facts of the case… check out this post from the e-Discovery Daily blog

LTNY 2012 in Review

Learning about electronic discovery includes keeping up to date with the latest technology and practice trends in our field. Legal Tech New York 2012 was this year’s first major trade show and conference. Here are a few of the top blog posts & articles covering the event:

Apersee

E-Discovery Journal

E- Discovery Daily

E-discovery Beat

Legal Talk Network – podcast 1 and podcast 2

eDisclosure Information Project

Discovery Resources

Predictive coding dominated the sessions. Most agreed that it is coming – you should be prepared – but even the most enthusiastic advocates cautioned it does not necessarily replace humans. Two primary drivers for adoption emerged: 1) skyrocketing costs associated with human review teams, especially when data volumes are very large; and 2) superior accuracy of technology-assisted review, which is not susceptible to the random errors and inconsistencies of humans, and which can identify and remediate inaccuracies through a process of iteration.

In addition to the excitement about predictive coding, cloud-based data and ECA were also hot topics. Another common theme might be summed up with the phrase “methodology matters” – that is, business process is critical and must be well understood before you can make real progress in improving efficiency and controlling costs.

My new favorite phrase is “methodology matters” to describe what is essentially project management. Technology is great but if your business process is lacking, then you might as well plan on wasting a lot of time and money.  And by now, you can tell that the other major topic at LTNY this year was predictive coding (also known as computer assisted coding).

What did you learn about e-discovery at this year’s show? What changes to your practice are you making since you returned from NY?

ALSP Free Webinars Spring 2011

This post was copied from an email I received earlier today. I recommend attending at least one, if not all, of the learning opportunities below… If you’re a member of ALSP, then you’ll be able to access the on-demand recordings at a later time.

– erika

 

Please join ALSP  for these free upcoming webinars, open to members and prospective members.

 

THIS WEDNESDAY – Education: Legacy Data Remediation (Cosgrove, Fasching, Rummelhoff)

A Practical, Innovative and Experienced Approach to Legacy Data Remediation; Real-world examples of Paper and Electronic Projects

There are plenty of people echoing the risks associated with legacy data and a “keep everything” mentality. Join us for a webinar that will take those discussions a step further, offering insight from both a legal and technical perspective into how remediation projects can be managed cost effectively and in a manner that does not up-end everyday business operations. During this one-hour discussion, Redgrave LLP Partner Andy Cosgrove and Analysts Diana Fasching and Christian Rummelhoff will also outline a defensible framework for the disposition of legacy data, and share real-world examples of paper and electronic remediation projects. Victoria Edelman, Vice President of Education for the ALSP and Director of Training for iCONECT Development, facilitates.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (New York)
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to register.

THIS THURSDAY – Education: The Top Ten (or So) E-Discovery Predictions for 2011 (Grossman, Hedges)

Join Maura R. Grossman, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Ronald J. Hedges, former United States Magistrate Judge, for a lively discussion of the top ten (or so) developments in the e-discovery world — both ominous and exciting — expected for the coming year. Among other topics, we’ll discuss major milestones, case law surprises, the impact of new technology, and recap the biggest developments in 2010. Victoria Edelman, Vice President of Education for the ALSP and Director of Training for iCONECT Development, facilitates.

 

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (New York)

Duration: 1 hour

Click here to register.

 

 

Education: Analytic Search Software (Crowley)

Conor R. Crowley, Esq. of the Crowley Law Office will review the different types of analytical software available and will discuss the rules and case law supporting the use of such technologies in civil discovery. Conor will also discuss the need for quality assurance when employing analytical software for relevance review and how to design an appropriate quality assurance process. While no specific software products will be discussed, Conor will cover the general varieties and how they work. Victoria Edelman, Vice President of Education for the ALSP and Director of Training for iCONECT Development, facilitates.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York)
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to register.

 

 

Education: Statistical Sampling for Dummies: Applying Measurement Techniques in E-Discovery (Grossman, Cormack)

Join Maura R. Grossman, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Gordon V. Cormack, Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, for a primer on statistical sampling and its application to e-discovery. Among the topics to be covered are the kinds of questions sampling can and cannot answer; what “random sampling” is and how a random sample may be generated; what “confidence intervals” and “confidence levels” are; how to choose the correct sample size; and sampling traps for the unwary. Victoria Edelman, Vice President of Education for the ALSP and Director of Training for iCONECT Development, facilitates.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (New York)
Duration: 1 hour
Click here to register.


Product Demonstration: Index Engines

Tape Discovery Via the Cloud – Collecting electronically stored information (ESI) from backup tapes has historically been a time consuming and difficult process. The content archived on backup tapes is extremely valuable as it is a point in time snapshot of files and email based on the date of the backup. However, this data is often not leveraged as it has been expensive to identify and collect. Index Engines cloud-based discovery service for backup tapes, powered by Index Engines patented direct indexing and extraction technology, solves this problem. Attend this webinar and learn more. Jim McGann, VP of Information Discovery for Index Engines presents. Victoria Edelman, Vice President of Education for the ALSP and Director of Training for iCONECT Development, facilitates.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (New York)
Duration: 1 hour
Click here to register.

 

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e-Discovery Case Law Update Winter/Spring 2011 | Fios, Inc.

e-Discovery Case Law Update Winter/Spring 2011 | Fios, Inc..

This webinar is FREE and will be live in a few weeks… don’t worry if you miss it… Fios always records their webinars so this will likely be available on demand later.

 

Wednesday April 06, 2011 01:00 PM ET (60 minutes)

This quarterly case law update from Fios explores recent court decisions related to e-discovery, the impact these cases may have and are already having, and tactics and strategies organizations should consider to help control their e-discovery costs and risks.