Duke Law Discusses the Future of TAR: A Twitter Compilation

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 e-discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, 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.