eNarrative Center

Vision and Mission

The eNarrative Center’s mission is to become the leading center for the development and promulgation of best eNarrative analytical and review practices that discover, Identify, and relate Case Narratives found within electronically stored information. E-discovery, when conceived merely as a mechanical response to litigation discovery requests, becomes a huge driver of costs, with little to show for it other than a record of formal compliance. Narrative thinking and practice has begun to emerge as an important corrective.

The eNarrative Center understands that electronically stored information is a rich trove of electronic artifacts, a vibrant environment to be engaged, explored, decoded and reconstructed so as to enrich understanding, clarify meaning, and reveal the relationships, themes, plots, and drama of what it is that has really happened. The motto of the center is to “Let the data speak!” With the concern for fostering litigation that is effective and cost-efficient, our aim is to bring focus and discipline, light and clarity to the science and art of the e-discovery.

Strategy

Reflecting the broad-spectrum narrative arts, the eNarrative membership will be cross-disciplinary, including representatives from such disciplines as legal (litigators, trial attorneys and litigation support), technical (computer science, information retrieval and statistics) and the humanities (philosophy, literature, linguistics and the dramatic arts.) So led, the Center will:

  • Publish white papers pertaining narrative understanding and technique in Electronic Discovery.
  • Build an electronic archive of previously published work pertaining to narrative understanding and use.
  • Serve as forum for leading thinkers on the use of narrative in related fields, and as an incubator for the development and promulgation of eNarrative best practices.
  • Host an annual cross-disciplinary event to promote the mission of the Center.
  • Develop tools and practices that heighten narrative awareness within the review team and align their focus and activities with the narrative objectives of the litigation team.

Founding Members

Browning Marean: DLA Piper e-discovery attorney — http://www.dlapiper.com/browning_marean/

Geoge Socha: Founder of EDRM– http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgesocha

Martin Audet: E-Discovery expert, currently working with Nuix — http://www.linkedin.com/pub/martin-audet/2/a0a/71

Michael Quartararo: Director of Litigation Support Services, Stroock Stroock & Lavan – http://www.linkedin.com/in/mquartararo

Jay Lieb: E-Discovery expert, currently working with NexLP — http://www.linkedin.com/in/jayleib

Daisy Wang: Computer scientist at UF specializing in information retrieval – http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~daisyw/

Bob D’Amico: Philosophy Professor at UF specializing in philosophy of language, literature, and critical theory — http://www.phil.ufl.edu/faculty/damico/

Larry Chapin: Attorney and Professional Review Manager in New York — http://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencechapin

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