ILTA Lit Supp CCT Tools, Tips, and Tricks: Key Takeaways for Deploying Relativity at a large firm

Please join Joan Washburn and Ann Halkett for a look at deploying Relativity in a large firm environment wherein Joan provides insight into current setup, what a roll out of Relativity looks like at a large firm (challenges, opportunities, and benefits), how to obtain buy-in and recruit key stakeholders. As a bonus, Joan also provides insight into the paradigm shift from mainly email and efiles to collaboration sources, chat apps, and social media.

@Joan Washburn - Director of Litigation and Ediscovery Services at Holland & Knight LLP

@Ann Halkett - Litigatoin Support Manager at Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin + Lang LLP

Recorded: 01-03-2020

The Tango between eDiscovery and Incident Response

Tune in to listen to Kris Wasserman discuss incident response from an eDiscovery perspective with Ricky Brooman as part of the Litigation Support Content Coordinating Team’s Tools, Tips, and Tricks podcast series.  In this podcast, Kris and Ricky discuss the fundamentals of incident response and how it blends into the eDiscovery world, with a specific focus on eDiscovery workflow, software, and skills that are relevant to incident response.  Kris leaves listeners with his predictions for where the industry is going and how to stay ahead.  We hope you enjoy!

Kristopher Wasserman - Regional Vice President at Special Counsel & D4 Discovery

@Richard Brooman - Litigation Support Project Manager at SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP

​​Recorded: 01-03-2020

During the third part of a three part "pre-ILTACON" Tools, Tips & Tricks Series, we are joined by Shundra Crumpton, a litigator at Bradley law firm.  We discuss Relativity from the attorney perspective in this episode.  Shundra shares insight into the features that stand out including search, highlighting, redactions, and reporting, discusses how Relativity drives document management and review efficiency, and leaves Relativity users with useful tips.  Please tune in for more in this podcast series of "Relativity - Tools, Tips & Tricks"!

Speakers:
@Shundra Crumpton
 - Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
@Richard Brooman -  Litigation Support Project Manager, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP 

Recorded: 8-13-2019

During the second part of a three part "pre-ILTACON" Tools, Tips & Tricks Series, learn some tips, tricks, and cautionary advice from Andrew Caspersonn of Allen and Overy who has migrated to Relativity One. Topics covered include what to look out for, overall functionality, improvements, limitations, what is missing, and benefits. Andrew also discusses how agents and agent confirmation work in Relativity One. Please tune in for more in this podcast series of "Relativity - Tools, Tips & Tricks"!

Speakers:
@Andrew Caspersonn - eDiscovery Lead APAC, Allen & Overy
@Ann Halkett - Manager, Litigation Support, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

Recorded: 8-13-2019

During the first part of a three part "pre-ILTACON" Tools, Tips & Tricks Series, please join Phil Weldon and Joan Washburn for an informative podcast for help navigating the process of preparing for and taking the Relativity Certified Admin test. Phil covers study tips and techniques, and gives great advice for gearing up for one the most challenging exams in our industry!  Please tune in for more in this podcast series of "Relativity - Tools, Tips & Tricks"!

Speakers:
@Phil Weldon - E-Discovery and Practice Tech Support Manager, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
@Joan Washburn - Director of Litigation eDiscovery Services, Holland & Knight

Recorded: 8-13-2019

As eDiscovery and litigation support professionals, training end users can become an important part of your job. Most of us don’t have teaching experience, but the better you are at training, the easier the rest of your job will be. A well-trained review team leads to a smooth production;  a well-trained trial team leads to fewer midnight phone calls. In this snackable podcast series we talked to three lit support professionals with strong training skills. Holland & Knight has developed an admirable training program on Relativity for their reviewers – we spoke to Kristen Wiwczar about what she’s learned from teaching others. Jessica Carter of Driven helps Driven’s corporate and law firm clients develop workflows and best practices on One, Relativity and Brainspace – she has insights on keeping users engaged and how law firm lit support staff can supplement vendor training.  Ethan Hirsch of Ipro trains his customers on Trial Director and the Ipro suite of eDiscovery tools -  he spoke about going onsite during the pre-trial crunch and what’s different about training for trial.

Moderator:
Gillian Glass, CRM, CEDS - Director of Legal Services, Farella Braun + Martel

Speakers:
Kristen Wiwczar - eDiscovery Services Managed Review Center Manager, Holland & Knight
Jessica C. Carter - Consulting Analyst, Driven
Ethan Hirsch - Training Consultant, Ipro

When ediscovery is managed in-house, out-sourced, or a combination, everyone must keep an eye out for the pitfalls and smooth out the snags that inevitably occur. Come listen to a Podcast where Lisa Fabian, Practice Support Manager of Hanson Bridgett LLP, moderates a conversation between Donald Knight, Legal Technology Program Manager of PNC Bank, and Christine Stansall, Litigation Support Analyst of Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, discuss what they do to minimize uncertainty throughout the EDRM. Hear how assessing knowledge, using communication, and applying project management techniques can keep all parties involved and engaged during ediscovery.

Moderator:
Lisa Fabian, Practice Support Manager of Hanson Bridgett LLP

Speakers:
Donald Knight, Legal Technology Program Manager of PNC Bank
Christine Stansall, Litigation Support Analyst of Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch,

Recorded on March 28, 2019

In this podcast, Irene Ivanova, Hector Bravo-Trujillo and Daniel S. Acevedo share their experiences and thoughts regarding how LPM efforts are addressed in the USA and Latin America, the difficulties that legal project managers practitioners have in both jurisdictions and what can Latin American Law Firms do in order to improve their LPM capabilities.

Speakers:
Daniel S. Acevedo - Head of Strategy and Project Management, Galicia Abogados S.C.
Hector Bravo-Trujillo - Specialist Support, Baker Mackenzie Mexico
Irene Ivanova - Senior Legal Project Manager, Baker Mackenzie, North America

Recorded on 12-21-18

In this podcast, we discuss the role of paralegals in litigation support and ediscovery, and examine opportunities for bringing more paralegals into litigation support.

You may also wish to read Boot Camp for Training Paralegals.

Speaker:
Amy Bowser-Rollins - Legal Industry Educator

 Interviewer:
Joan Washburn - Director of Litigation eDiscovery Services, Holland & Knight

Lately, legal tech news has been flooded with a number of ediscovery mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Just to name a few:

  • Epiq purchased by DTI investors
  • Clearwell acquired by Symantec
  • Equivio acquired by Microsoft
  • Content Analyst acquired by kCura
  • Recommind by OpenText
  • RAVN by iManage
  • Lighthouse and Discovia

In this ILTA Radio episode, we interview a panel of ILTA members from law firms and legal departments who share their insights, lessons learned and best practices for dealing with ediscovery M&A. We cover cases where one service provider is acquired by another provider and product acquisitions where a core application is acquired by another enterprise software provider, a product is acquired and remains available and when the product is abandoned.

Interviewer:
Catherine McPherson - Litigation Management Consultant, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Panelists:
Dera Nevin - Director of eDiscovery, Proskauer Rose LLP
Duane Lites - Director, Litigation Support, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Bonnie Boudreaux - Practice Support Coordinator, Jones Walker LLP
Deanna Blomquist - Senior Manager - IT/eDiscovery, Dish Network

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