January 07, 2005

New E-Discovery Blog

I was all set to write up a nice blog post about Preston Gate's new Electronic Discovery Law blog, but saw that my good friend, Dennis Kennedy, had already done so in this great post.

To that, all I can say is "Ditto" and his post is worth a read along with visiting Preston Gate's new blog. Per the site, it's "a blog on legal issues, news, and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information published by the Document Analysis Technology Group at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP." They're off to a good start, with good EDD categories and content already in place in advance of their official launch on Monday.

I agree with Dennis that I'm glad they've included an RSS feed. So few large law firms have gotten "it" that blog and web sites by themselves are only half of the equation. The other half, and perhaps the only one that really matters to many diehard blog readers, is to be able to receive the content via RSS (or Atom) so they don't have to visit hundreds of different web sites to keep themselves informed. Other firms, webmasters, and bloggers take note: If I don't have a blog in my RSS reader, then I rarely visit it -- and that's usually only when another blogger or online article has posted a link to it within a useful context.

Electronic Discovery is growing in importance so rapidly there is still a big need to find good online resources and track developments. Dennis' post also provides links to several other good EDD blogs and sites, a number of which I've also mentioned previously.

I also agree with Dennis with the professional manner in which I was contacted to check out their blog. I wasn't asked to provide a link or a post. There was none of the "I already posted a link to your blog, so please post a link to ours" ploys. Instead, I received a simple, elegant, e-mail stating they had come across my blog with a nice compliment, informing me of their blog and some highlights, and asking me to check it out when I had a chance. Even if it was a form e-mail, Bravo for thought put into it, and welcome to the Blogosphere.

Topic(s):   Electronic Discovery
Posted by Jeff Beard