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As a community of Information Retrieval scientists, eDiscovery Attorneys, Project Managers, and Litigation Support leaders, eDiscovery People write articles, blog, tweet, and participate in forum discussions on topics related to information governance, digital forensics, cloud computing, and electronic discovery.

eDiscovery People began as an Open Group on LinkedIn in order to attract cross-discipline participation by Information Retrieval scientists and engineers, eDiscovery attorneys, Project Managers, and Litigation Support leaders. "We share and discuss kernels of wisdom from the best and brightest in the eDiscovery field, including experienced inside counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery consultants and other luminaries in the field who have contributed ideas to the Advanced E-Discovery Institute at Georgetown Law Center, The Sedona Conference, and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)."

Find insights and interesting ideas in the Discussions area of eDiscovery People, now a leading group on LinkedIn for conversations about process improvements and technology innovations for electronic discovery.

+ Cloud computing
+ International eDiscovery
+ eDiscovery Project Management
+ Concepts of Defensibility, Proportionality, Reasonableness
+ Process Improvement
+ Information Retrieval Technologies and Methods
+ Data Mining Techniques
+ Relevance Determinations Assisted by Machine Learning
+ Social Networking Web Site Content and Communications
+ ESI Production Standards

Upcoming open discussions will focus on the efficacy of search terms for relevance assessment; defensible targeted self-collections of ESI in civil litigation; how best to “redact” and produce relevant portions of audio and video documents; and ways to preserve metadata for social media found in the cloud.

Participation in conversations about technical and substantive aspects of eDiscovery is encouraged for qualified persons with relevant expertise and unique perspectives. While it is possible for a LinkedIn member of any level to request to join eDiscovery People, membership is not automatic.  eDiscovery People members can be invited by other members with domain knowledge on a particular topic of interest.  

eDiscovery People enable thoughtful dialogue and commentary about current issues in electronic discovery. Discussions are guided by moderators well-versed in information management and information retrieval.  eDiscovery People members hail from a global community of Information Retrieval scientists and engineers, eDiscovery attorneys, Project Managers, and Litigation Support leaders.

In addition to Discussions, there are promotions and other opportunities for professional development, including a current list of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses specific to eDiscovery-related topics.  The programs highlighted here cover the gamut of discovery strategies and obligations in light of today’s Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).  For example, you can learn about data mapping techniques, efficacy of search terms for relevance identification, approaches to defensible targeted collections, methods for handling audio and video documents, social media, cloud computing, metadata, forensics, privacy, protective orders, and data security.

Learn about key elements of business information environments, including storage devices, desktop machines, portable devices, mail and file servers, networking, file shares, collaboration tools, and backup systems.  As well, databases ─ as common sources of discoverable ESI ─ are of keen interest for essential document requests.

Of great interest is the Promotions area where timely content is showcased for wider discussion. Content is managed and moderated by peers to keep it relevant and succinct. Additionally, of particular interest to eDiscovery lawyers and IT professionals, there is a Jobs section where members can share opportunities of interest with present and future colleagues.  

eDiscovery People maintains an Open Group on LinkedIn. eDiscovery People members include experienced inside counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery consultants and other luminaries in the field who have contributed to the Advanced E-Discovery Institute at Georgetown Law Center, The Sedona Conference, and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).