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Duke Law Discusses the Future of TAR: A Twitter Compilation

David Horrigan

Duke University School of Law and its Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, home of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), hosted a two-day conference on September 8 and 9 outside Washington, DC, to discuss the past, present, and future of technology-assisted review (TAR).

Technology Assisted Review Best Practices featured federal judges, law professors, and practitioners, discussing areas ranging from the definition of TAR; when, where, and how it is—and should be—used; the debate over transparency and cooperation in TAR; the differences in how the defense and plaintiff bars use it; and efforts at establishing a best practices protocol for TAR.

As we do with the profession’s major conferences, including Relativity Fest coming up on October 22-25, we live-tweeted the Duke Law TAR conference, but with a different approach. To encourage frank discussion at the conference, Duke instituted Chatham House Rules, where we may report the information—but we cannot identify speakers.

We’ve compiled our tweets of the conference below. Under Chatham House Rules, you will see references to “a federal judge,” “a defense attorney,” etc. We think these descriptions will give you the flavor of the discussion while still honoring Duke’s promise of confidentiality.

David Horrigan is Relativity’s discovery counsel and legal education director. An attorney, award-winning journalist, law school guest lecturer, and former e-discovery industry analyst, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. The author and co-author of law review articles as well as the annual Data Discovery Legal Year in Review, David is a frequent contributor to Legaltech News, and he was First Runner-Up for Best Legal Analysis in the LexBlog Excellence Awards. His articles have appeared also in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The New York Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, The Washington Examiner, and others, and he has been cited by media, including American Public Media’s Marketplace, TechRepublic, and The Wall Street Journal. David serves on the Global Advisory Board of ACEDS, the Planning Committee of the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference, and the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges. David is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, and he is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/US.