Welcome to Module 1-R.

Summary of the Introduction to e-Discovery.

This module starts with a short-short explanation by Professor Losey of the threefold solution to the problem of e-discovery that is covered in this introductory course. Next he provides an 11-minute lecture on Teamwork and Cooperation. This is all stuff you should have nailed by now. The module ends with an assignment on team articles and software.

Here is Professor Losey’s 11-minute lecture on Teamwork and Cooperation.

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SUPPLEMENTAL READING: Do a West, Lexis, and/or Goggle Scholar search of publications of any type that discuss e-discovery teams. Pick one or two that look interesting, read them. 

EXERCISE: Find and name a few popular e-discovery software programs and figure out what do they do. While you are at it, look for a CEO of a software company who wrote an book about Predictive Coding where Ralph Losey wrote the Forward. You can get a copy free from the vendor. If you find it, and read it, write said CEO with any questions you may have on the topic, and please use Losey’s name to get an answer.

Students are invited to leave a public comment below. Insights that might help other students are especially welcome. Let’s collaborate!

Copyright Ralph Losey 2015

Ralph Losey is a practicing attorney who specializes in electronic discovery law. He is a principal in a U.S. law firm with over 50 offices & 800 lawyers where he supervises electronic discovery work and litigation support. Ralph has written over two million words on law and technology, including six books on electronic discovery. His latest books are "E-Discovery for Everyone" (ABA 2017) and "Perspectives on Predictive Coding" (ABA 2017) (ed. & contributor). His blog is widely read in the industry: "e-DiscoveryTeam.com." Ralph is the founder and principal author of "Electronic Discovery Best Practices" and "e-Discovery Team Training," a free online course covering all aspects of e-discovery. Ralph's sub-speciality is the search and review of electronic evidence using multimodal methods, including artificial intelligence. He also has a free online training program to teach these advanced methods - the "TAR Course." Ralph has devoted a month of his time each year since 2013 to research and test various AI-enhanced document review methods. In 2015 and 2016 Ralph and his Team participated in the TREC Total Recall Track experiments sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Ralph has been involved with computers and the law since 1978. His full biography is found at RalphLosey.com. Ralph is the proud father of two children, Eva M. Losey and Adam Colby Losey, a high-tech lawyer married to another e-discovery lawyer, Cat Jackson Losey, and, best of all, Ralph has been married since 1973 to Molly Friedman Losey, a mental health counselor and life-long friend.

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