What Does Schwarzenegger Veto of ESI Bill Mean?

By admin | October 23, 2008

Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed Assembly Bill 926 on October 9th of this year. According to Arnold, his veto was due to the ongoing burdens associated with implementing an overdue state budget. As they pertain to handling of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), this bill would have brought many civil codes in alignment with the FRCP rules changes…

The Law Requires Email Archiving

By admin | October 13, 2008

Nice article by Edward Alexei, Tangent’s Vice President of IT Solutions, about the need for firms/corporations to archive and organize email. According to industry experts, approximately 90% of the day’s business communications are performed via email or by way of unsecured instant messages. The rest of the article can be found here.

Reform of Federal Agencies May Require eDiscovery and Records Retention

By admin | October 13, 2008

More and more tech companies are getting into and promoting their eDiscovery solutions… Here is a link to a press release from CA, Inc. claiming that the company is: “seeing an increasing demand from government agencies for its Information Governance Suite related to anticipated inquiries and reform measures expected after the US presidential elections in…

Leading E-Discovery and Digital Forensics Industry Veteran Terry Tao Joins ALC Legal Technologies

By admin | September 30, 2008

 Leading E-Discovery and Digital Forensics Industry VeteranTerry Tao Joins ALC Legal Technologies Appointment of industry veteran solidifies firm’s expertise in the practices of computer forensics, electronically stored information discovery, document production and management Seattle, WA – September 2, 2008 – ALC Legal Technologies (ALC) announced today that leading E-Discovery and Digital Forensics industry veteran Terry…

ALC Legal Technologies Named Top 20 Electronic Discovery Service Providers in the prestigious 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report

By admin | September 30, 2008

ALC Legal Technologies Named Top 20 Electronic Discovery Service Providers in the prestigious 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report Ranking validates ALC’s reputation as topelectronic discovery service provider to the legal industry Seattle, WA – August 5, 2008 – ALC Legal Technologies (ALC) announced today that it has been named one of the top 20…

When should you look at an e-discovery platform?

By admin | September 26, 2008

Good post here about how corporations can lean on partners to identify and implement the best and most appropriate solution when (not if) the need arises for e-discovery. The writer discusses what he had to do when approached by corporate counsel to pull together documents relating to a specific subject (3 times in one year).…

Test your skills with new legal crossword

By admin | September 24, 2008

The Daily Report just launched a new online legal crossword puzzle. The site will post a new crossword puzzle every Friday. This is a fun way to test your legal (and crossword) skills and knowledge.

A new e-Discovery worry to consider: Virtual Machines

By admin | September 10, 2008

  From EnterpriseStorageForum.com comes an article about Virtual Machines and the impact they may have on e-discovery. First things first. What are Virtual Machines? EnterpriseStorageForum.com defines them this way: A self-contained operating environment that behaves as if it is a separate computer. For example, Java applets run in a Java virtual machine (VM) that has…

Is E-Discovery overwhelming the American Justice System?

By admin | August 28, 2008

Interesting article in the most recent Economist that asserts “A deluge of electronic information may overwhelm American civil justice” The article’s author points out that it was not long ago when “In the rare event that electronic evidence was requested, 100 gigabytes (GB) was considered a large amount.” Today, “almost every case involves e-discovery and…

Managing E-Discovery: The CIO Perspective

By admin | August 27, 2008

  Today’s online version of Computerworld includes some good insight for IT managers and executives regarding the growing role of E-Discovery in their roles. Author Benjamin Barnett describes a “call to arms in an electronic discovery battle” for IT professionals. His top 3 rules: Rule 1: Managing e-discovery is now part of your job. Rule…

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