Legal Operations... Is it a Fad or Here to Stay?

Published Mon, March 16, 2020 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

Ten years ago, legal operations were two unrelated words. I remember attending many an ACC conference where the discussion for legal departments centered on how to get a seat at the table with other business units within their company. Fast forward a decade and I would argue that most GC have succeeded in getting a seat at the table. With higher scrutiny on executives, heightened privacy requirements, and the ever present risk of cyber attacks, legal teams are now in regular conversations with executives and other departments. Now that they...

Featured Females of International Women's Day 2020

Published Mon, March 02, 2020 by Lighthouse

In honor of International Women’s Day 2020, Lighthouse is featuring female leaders within the industry who actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations, and celebrate women's achievements. Below are spotlights on each of our 2020 featured females helping to make a gender equal world. Check them out!

California’s New Discovery Rules too Costly? Technology is the Answer

Published Wed, February 19, 2020 by Sarah Ledgerwood

Last year, California passed legislation that alters civil discovery procedures and significantly impacts discovery for all litigants in state court. This change in the state court rules of civil procedure essentially makes it mandatory for the producing party to identify the specific discovery request to which each and every document is responsive. Many fear this new rule will exponentially increase the cost and burden of discovery requests. The good news is there’s a simple solution: use technology to easily automate the process. In this...

Staying on Pointe: Key Lessons eDiscovery Professionals can Learn from Ballet

Published Thu, January 09, 2020 by Casey Van Veen

Co-authored by Casey Van Veen and Renée Quezada

Terminology Demystified: Migration Success Begins by Speaking the Same Language

Published Mon, January 06, 2020 by Patrick Porter

When it comes to enterprise migrations, the terminology and meanings can vary widely between companies, business units, and disciplines. With so many interpretations of the same language, it can be difficult to keep the proper taxonomies straight. On the other hand, ensuring consistent and coherent understanding across the organization is a key component to any successful migration project. In the realm of ediscovery and compliance, this often creates challenges for stakeholders from the two most important constituencies: legal and IT.

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