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YouTube Friday:  eDiscovery Explained Simply

YouTube Friday  eDiscovery Explained Simply

The “e” in eDiscovery doesn’t stand for “easy” and some experts (like the video nearby) argue that eDiscovery is greater challenge for IT than it is for lawyers.  In its simple terms, eDiscovery is short hand for the process of turning unstructured data – sometimes staggering amounts of it – into something we can understand.

YouTube is filled with resources on eDiscovery, ranging from webinar recordings to interviews conducted at conferences.  We recently stumbled upon this a video titled “What Every Businessperson Should Know About E-Discovery” and thought it fitting for this week’s Friday Share.

The video was uploaded in 2009, according to the date stamp, but the simple explanation, which follows the EDRM model, is still relevant. The nine-minute video is broken into three parts with an introduction, a hypothetical case study for context and a short interview with Daniel Estrada, who at the time of the interview, appears to have managed an IT consulting business focused on eDiscovery.

The video full video is a quick run through and it’s useful for anyone – lawyers, legal pros or even clients – getting their arms around eDiscovery.

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Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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