Podcast: Discussing the need for eDiscovery education & Relevance of EDRM Diagram

EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model)/Duke Law podcast series, launched in 2018, recently had the pleasure of including special guest, co-Founder of the EDRM, George Socha, Managing Director in BDO’s Technology and Business Transformation Services practice.  George’s remarks regarding the need for eDiscovery education and the continued relevance of the EDRM diagram are worth listening to by any litigation support professional.Each EDRM podcast interview provides the subject matter guest an opportunity to comment about an issue they feel is of vital importance to the eDiscovery and litigation support community.  In the most recent session George Socha provided various insight and among the topics he discussed he mentioned the following:

  • An unacceptable percentage of attorneys are lacking in technological competence
  • Artificial Intelligence and the impact of supervised and unsupervised machine learning
  • The EDRM Schema, and how the highly recognizable diagram remains an accurate outline

Listen full podcast here:


The EDRM podcast series comprises interviews conducted by Bradley Schaffel, CEDS, Manager of eDiscovery and Litigation Support of Sullivan & Crowell, LLP, and Joe Bartolo, J.D., Director of Information Governance and Risk Solutions, of Knovos.  Subject matter experts, appearing as guests on the podcast session, express their views and opinions on various matters related to the legal profession’s use of technology to assist in fulfilling information management and compliance obligations.

Thus far, four podcast sessions comprising interviews with subject matter experts, such as Scott Cohen, of Winston & Strawn; and Cat Casey of Gibson Dunn are available as a free resource. Each of the podcast recorded podcast sessions are available for immediate listening or to download the audio file at EDRM Website.

A primary goal of the podcast is to provide useful reference information to those interested in information governance and litigation support and to call attention to resources available via the Duke Law/EDRM website.  As the series evolves, additional subject matter experts will chose other topics of interest to explore throughout 2019.  The goal of the EDRM podcast is to serve as a means for industry professionals to share ideas on how to improve the management and governance of information. Knovos encourages those interested in the litigation support industry to familiarize themselves with the useful reference information and other valuable resources provided by the EDRM:

We would like to hear from you to about your thoughts and comments about the EDRM Podcast.  Are there topics of discussion that you would like to suggest as the focus of a future podcast session?  Thoughts and comments about the past podcast sessions are welcome and we appreciate your input. Feel free to share your thoughts at