Have you ever had that feeling that something is just not right? Or maybe you should be doing something that you are not presently doing or that you should be looking up (or down)? Call it a spider senses or that third eye thing but sometimes when you’re thinking about something you start to see signs all around you that maybe – just – that you should pay attention?
Like that guy behind you that has been honking for the last 5 miles and you discover when you get out at the next red light with the intent to give him a piece of your mind and a four knuckle massage, that the reason he was honking was not to annoy you (well, maybe a little) but because he was trying to tell you that you had left your Grande, Iced, Sugar-Free, Vanilla Latte with Soy Milk on the roof of your car. Oops.
Or maybe it was your dog that was barking all night until 2 in the morning and when you finally go out to see what in blazes he was barking at you run into the prowler who had been casing your place and was just about to make his move into your house.
Or maybe it was the email your boss sent you about E-Discovery Day, that you “overlooked,” but and as you were perusing the stacks in the library, you looked up and saw gobs of resources on and about all things e-discovery.
Wait, what?! Back up a bit…what in blazes is all this about E-Discovery Day? As it turns out, E-Discovery (i.e. electronic discovery) Day celebrates e-discovery’s vital and growing role in the legal process and it is becoming a pretty big thing.
Sure it is!
Traditionally it is celebrated on December 1. This year, however, since E-Discovery Day falls on a Saturday, supporters are changing the date to December 4 (guess too many supporters were opting to watch football or something) and a whole lot of organizations are going to town hosting events that celebrate all things E-Discovery.
For example, the International Legal Technology Association will be hosting webcasts covering a variety of e-discovery topics. Interested persons can register at https://www.e-discoveryday.com/webcasts for an online experience or, if they like, persons can participate in person by registering at https://www.e-discoveryday.com/in-person-events.
Maybe you’d rather just curl up with a good book and read up on all things e-discovery? If so, might I suggest you take a gander at:
- Electronic Discovery and Records information Management Guide: rules, checklists and forms (Thomson Reuters)
- Litigation Readiness: a practical approach to electronic discovery>/abbr> (Oxford)
- The Ethics of E-Discovery (ABA)
- Managing E-Discovery and ESI: from pre-litigation through trail (ABA)
- eDiscovery Response Planning: a guide for corporate legal departments (Lexis)
Yep, pretty spooky when you’re doing something and your gut is telling you that you should be doing (or looking for) something else. Maybe next time, it might be best to pay attention to those promptings before you have to read a blog that tells you what you already know?