In recent years eDiscovery and legal professionals in general have found LinkedIn to be a valuable asset to connect with other professionals, hear about breaking trends, and share their opinions. LinkedIn tends to provide a more business oriented focus than other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Clubhouse, and other platforms amassing large amounts of users.

Additionally, more and more individuals have been coming together within LinkedIn’s group feature to create pocketed communities within the legal space. There are countless communities out there and they continue to grow. Here are a few e-Discovery groups on the LinkedIn that are full of information from experts in the field of e-Discovery. Check them out and read along, and join the conversion.

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  1. American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1401097/): Featuring lectures, forums, newsletters, publications and various training programs The American Society for Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED™) is a educational based group centered around digital forensics and electronic 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 12,000 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.
  3. Women in eDiscovery (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=38586): Women in eDiscovery brings together and supports businesswomen discussing tech issues in the legal field.
  4. E-Discovery: Best Practices and Lessons Learned (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2618268/): This group shares best practices and lessons learned in e-discovery by law firms, enterprises, and service provider covering topics spanning the the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).
  5. Litigation Support Professionals (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/50451/): Litigation Support Professionals is equal parts a networking tool for legal professionals as much as it is a forum to share ideas and methodologies.
  6. EDRM – The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/886357/): The EDRM has become a gold standard within the field of electronic discovery, so it comes as no surprise that their LinkedIn group of over 4,500 strong is a community worth joining.
  7. Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/50635/): At over 10,000 members, ACEDS LinkedIn group is one of the most active communities on the platform. As well as arguably the group with the most eDiscovery industry experts within the group due to the inherent nature of being a community of certified eDiscovery specialists.
  8. eDiscovery People (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3863091/): eDiscovery People is another forum based community, this time more focused around information security, cybersecurity awareness, and more recent issues of AI and machine learning. They also provide a list of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses that cover e-discovery topics to browse.