Two years ago at LegalWeek, I went to the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Happy Hour event (the first “Drinks with Doug and Mary”) That year, my purpose was solely to stop by and see my friends (and former ZyLAB colleagues) Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad. It was a nice gathering and it was good to catch up. Wednesday night, I went to the “Third Annual Drinks with Doug and Mary”—again, because I wanted to say “hi” to Mary and Kaylee—but realized it was now not just an intimate gathering, but THE place to be for anyone in the eDiscovery community. The event was packed with and everyone who is anyone in the eDiscovery field. But it wasn’t just a room full of eDiscovery Rockstars. It was a room full of colleagues and coworkers (past and present), customers, friends, and, yes, competitors, but we were all a part of the eDiscovery community. It was not only a great event, but a reminder of the thriving and wonderful eDiscovery community we are lucky to be a part of.
I’m certainly looking forward to next year. Hope to see you there!