Although Technology Assisted Review (“TAR”) has been discussed at length over the last 14 months, many folks are still just getting started with the technology. As a computational linguist with an ediscovery background, I thought I would share my top five tips on getting the most out of technology-assisted review.
Many January blog postings focus on the 2012 predictions. Rather than further opining on what several brilliant writers (here, and here) have already discussed—I thought I would skip the predictions this year. I’m not sure that clairvoyance is my strongest skill anyway.
Instead, this blog will focus on what clients should demand from their service providers in 2012.
Why Would I Reuse Data?
Simply put—to save money. Reusing attorney decisions and other work across cases can lead to huge cost savings for corporations. The three biggest cost savings involve leveraging privilege decisions, leveraging responsiveness decisions, and reusing production images. I will explain each in turn.
Attorney client and work product privileges became much more complicated in the electronic age. Not only was there significantly more data to review to determine whether privilege existed, but there were also a plethora of new ways to communicate—emails, text, social media, etc. These “new” issues raised by the electronic age caused heartburn for many lawyers. Following adoption of Federal Rule of Evidence 502, which expanded the protection provided by claw-back provisions, many lawyers breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they had a...
Co-authored by Pankaj Verma
What is Cloud Computing?
Technology has no boundaries, and the emerging market of cloud computing is proving it to be true. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” These are...