Because e-Discovery is a new field, any legal firm should keep abreast of all the latest happenings that could affect it. What better resource to find out the news than on the Internet itself?
Here are seven e-Discovery groups on the web that are chocked full of information from experts in the field of e-Discovery. Check them out and read along, or send them questions if you have them.
1. Discovery Resources (www.discoveryresources.org): This site is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on everything you need to know in e-Discovery.
2. Electronic Discovery Group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=81797): LinkedIn has been a popular site among professionals for a few years running now. It makes sense that a group has been created devoted to e-Discovery. More than 3,000 members are a part of the group sharing and discussing current issues and best practices. You can even receive a digest of all group activity daily or weekly. Not a member of LinkedIn? Create a profile today for free, then check out the group.
3. Women in eDiscovery (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=38586): An additional group on LinkedIn brings together businesswomen discussing tech issues in the legal field.
4. eDiscovery Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3919878934): Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, has this popular group. Join in on discussions, share your ideas or thoughts on the wall, or just meet other individuals to add to your Facebook network.
5. Electronic Discovery Blog (http://www.electronicdiscoveryblog.com/): It’s not a group or a community, but this blog is updated often with court cases involving eDiscoveey cases. A subhead on the site says the site is run by “An attorney and former IT manager,” so this guy knows his stuff.
6. Electronic Discovery Reference Model (http://edrm.net): While the site’s setup is a little confusing, signing up for Electronic Discovery Reference Model’s membership will help a law firm get assistance in developing guidelines and will help it keep up with the latest issues.
7. International Legal Technology Association (http://www.iltanet.org/): This group has been around successfully for several decades. The knowledgable group offers services such as giving advice to offering networking opportunities.