eDiscovery Leaders Live: Stephanie Williams of ellwood Evidence

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live: Stephanie Williams of ellwood Evidence


Stephanie Williams, Director of eDiscovery at ellwood Evidence Inc., joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.

Stephanie has worked in the legal industry since 2002 and has specialized in litigation support and technology since 2005, supporting lawyers in electronic discovery processes and procedures. As a member of the ellwood Evidence team, Stephanie provides eDiscovery and litigation support to the company’s clients in the form of technical training, best practices, project consulting and management. She has extensive experience consulting on, managing, and working with large document intensive files and has had extensive training in and is proficient in working with a variety of litigation support software and training tools. In addition to consulting and providing litigation support services, Stephanie has spent a great deal of time over the last several years supporting clients as a trainer, providing instruction and support in clients’ learning of various document review platforms.


Key Highlights

    • [1:10] Introducing Stephanie.
    • [1:25] What got Stephanie into eDiscovery and took her to ellwood.
    • [3:18] Stephanie’s role at ellwood.
    • [4:26] The profile of ellwood’s clients.
    • [4:51] Networking in a “post-Covid” world.
    • [7:14] Mentoring in a “post-Covid” world.
    • [8:46] Balancing back to office with working remotely: how to stay connected with your team.
    • [13:12] Continuing to take advantage of ways we connected when we couldn’t see each other in person: online breakout groups, chat channels used during meetings.
    • [16:05] Tying this back to the routine workday in the office.
    • [17:29] Aligning incentives with objectives.
    • [19:32] How to bring back and sustain community.
    • [23:34] Lessons learned from the training front: the value of cameras turned on.
    • [28:12] Final suggestions: be open and encouraging to keep communication alive.

Key Quotes 

  • “We shouldn’t lose sight of the great technology that we’ve tapped into with respect to connecting during Covid and still make sure that we still stay in contact with people afar and use that technology to find ways to support each other and mentor each other and figure out ways to stay connected.”
  • “With mentoring I think it’s really important that as we get super-excited to get back together in person, that we don’t lose sight of the fact that we still want to not just see each other but support each other and help each other and still help each other grow.”
  • “I want to make sure that as we continue to network, we don’t just network because we want to get back in touch. We network so that we can still foster some more deep and meaningful relationships and help everybody continue to grow in the industry.”

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