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February 18, 2015 13:14 ET

Federal Judges to Analyze Findings From Exterro's First-Annual "Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Trends and Best Practices"

Survey Indicates Disruptive Change Needed for Lawyers to Become Competent in E-Discovery

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - February 18, 2015) - Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations, today announced that three federal judges will be analyzing the results of the first-annual Federal Judges' Survey on E-Discovery Trends and Best Practices on a webcast taking place on Feb. 25. Findings from the new survey indicate that disruptive change is needed for lawyers to become educated and competent in e-discovery. 0% of the participating judges "Completely Agreed" that the typical attorneys appearing before them possess the subject matter knowledge required to effectively counsel clients on e-discovery matters. Specific comments from some of the participating judges included:

  • "Too many attorneys have not gained the knowledge they need to effectively represent their clients."
  • "Frequently, knowledge about e-discovery is asymmetrical, with one side having no clue."
  • "Parties often fail to consider e-discovery pre-suit or even early in the lawsuit and thus make potentially irreversible mistakes."

Judges, Chief District Judge Joy Conti (W.D. Penn), Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Maas (S.D.N.Y.) and retired Magistrate Judge John Facciola (D.D.C.), will provide their perspectives.

Webcast Details:
The webcast, "Federal Judges Panel: Avoiding 'Irreversible Mistakes' in E-Discovery," airs on Wed., Feb. 25, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. The judges will offer advice for preventing irreversible mistakes from failing to consider e-discovery requirements early in a matter. Registration for the complementary, CLE-accredited webcast is available at: www.exterro.com/judges_survey_webcast.

About the Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery
Exterro surveyed 22 federal judges to gain insight into the current state of e-discovery in the legal industry. The survey comprised 15 multiple choice questions on a host of e-discovery topics and issues. The results and associated comments provide a picture of overall e-discovery competency, e-discovery trends to be aware of in the future and how attorneys can improve their e-discovery acumen. The complete findings of Exterro's first-annual Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Trends and Best Practices survey are available for complementary download on Exterro's website at: www.exterro.com/judges-survey.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at global 2000 organizations. Positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, the company's growth is fueled by a high demand for our enterprise-class solution that delivers process automation across the full EDRM spectrum. Built on an open architecture platform, Exterro Fusion® integrates with existing IT, HR and EDRM systems to deliver complete visibility into all critical data, as well as the flexibility to scale beyond e-discovery to encompass larger legal, compliance and information governance initiatives. For more information, visit www.exterro.com.

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