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ECA Can Help Manage New Disclosure Rule Timelines

The new disclosure rules in the UK force counsel and their clients to think about disclosure much earlier in the timeline of a case.  You need to submit initial disclosure with your statement of case, and you need to have an understanding of the key issues and the type of disclosure you will request for each within 28 days of close of the statement of case. 
 

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New Disclosure Pilot Scheme Begins in England and Wales

Parties with matters taking place in England and Wales need to be aware of a new disclosure pilot scheme that has become mandatory, with some exceptions, in English and Welsh business and property courts. These courts cover claims relating to insurance, financial services, construction, competition and shipping, among others.

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Can innovation take legal technology into the future?

The past decade has seen extraordinary change in how legal services are delivered and consumed. From my early experience as national technical editor of the first Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to my more recent experience in the emerging legal operations profession, I’ve had a front row seat. I’ve recently taken on the role of chief innovation officer at Epiq. With approximately $1 billion in revenue last year from more than 40 countries supported by 7,000 employees, we have a unique perspective from which we can evaluate opportunities for innovation in the legal industry.

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New Privacy Opinion: Lawyers Don’t Have to Communicate with Parties like it’s 1999

Do lawyers have to use encryption when communicating with a client? It depends on the circumstances, according to the ABA’s Ethics Committee. The committee recently updated the guidance it released back in 1999. Now, most business communication is electronic. Plus, each device and each storage location offer an opportunity for inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure. Hackers and cyber criminals have also become more skilled. And law firms are increasingly a target. Read on to learn what a lawyer's ethical privacy duties are.

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