June 10, 2009 Free Webinar on Records Retention and Litigation Preparedness!

Join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 for the third and final webinar in our series titled Records Retention and Litigation Preparedness:  Harnessing Business Value and Being Compliant By Knowing Where Your Business Content is.  This final webinar will round out the series with a focus on records retention practices and how and why records management could be an important part of your strategy to be prepared to deal with preserving, collecting and producing ESI in litigation. The webinar will run for an hour with a 30 minute question and answer period.  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting will host the webinar and will talk through knowing where your business content is and how to harness business value.  John Collins of The Ingersoll Firm will address how in-depth your knowledge of your business content should be from a compliance and litigation standpoint.  Yours truly, Kelly Twigger, will provide an overview of how courts have viewed records management policies and practices and the traps you don't want to fall into. To register for the webinar, click here.  Please use the email icon to the right of or below this post to email the link to other colleagues who may be interested in attending, or to post it to a list serve of interested professionals. We have a limited number of spots available, so register now!

E-Discovery Tweets!

Want to keep up with this cutting-edge area of the law in the most cutting-edge way?  (aside from bookmarking E-Discovery Bytes, of course.)

Gabe Acevedo of Gabe's Guide's latest effort, TweetDiscovery, is designed to capture all of the e-discovery-related "tweets" on Twitter.  The first page of TweetDiscovery highlights the tweets of a number of individuals who regularly post e-discovery-related material on Twitter.  The other pages are feeds that include any time someone uses "e-discovery" or "ediscovery" in a Twitter tweet, or any time a person uses the category (called a "#hashtag") "#ediscovery" in a tweet.  You don't even need to have a Twitter account to view the text and access the links in the feed.  It's still a work-in-progress - Gabe repeatedly reminds users that the site is "still in Beta...so Beta we're almost Delta" - but promises to be a valuable resource for those who need to stay apprised of the latest developments in the e-discovery arena.

If you are on Twitter, you can also join the E-Discovery Twibe (a Twitter group for those interested in and tweeting about e-discovery issues), and follow the e-discovery-related posts of all the group's members.  And you can follow Gabe, to get his tweets in your feed every day. 

Although the jury is definitely still out on the overall advantages of Twitter, TweetDiscovery has some distinct benefits:

  • People often tweet in real time from conferences, giving you a window into the latest commentary on e-discovery issues as it happens;
  • It's yet another tool to keep on top of e-discovery issues:  people tweet in real time about developments in the law, cases to watch, and other legal matters;
  • People also tweet in real time about emerging developments in the e-discovery business, including new ventures and products by e-discovery vendors;
  • It connects you with a network of e-discovery businesses and professionals who may become resources in the future;
  • You can follow just the e-discovery-related tweets on Twitter, without setting up a Twitter account for yourself;
  • It's just really cool!

See you in the Twibe!