Equivio recently released its newest offering, Themes, as part of Zoom 3.1. I saw a demo of Themes at LegalTech and was impressed. Rather than using text analytics, like many other tools, Themes uses semantic analytics to map relationships between documents and to group together similar items into “themes.” What I like about the product is that the groupings of documents are intuitively named. I always hated seeing the strange cluster names in other tools. Some tools let you re-name the clusters, which I would do, and others just forced...
An Improved Concept Clustering Technology
Finally, some good predictive coding case law! I talk to a lot of corporate counsel about ediscovery, including technology assisted review. What I often hear is that many are shy to move forward with technology assisted review/predictive coding because of the required transparency outlined in some of the early cases on the subject. I don’t blame them. Da Silva Moore, where the parties agreed to a heightened level of transparency, proved the age-old expression that bad facts make bad law. Early this month, we were lucky enough to get a case...
There are many attractive benefits to moving business data to cloud systems — it is cheap (if not free), provides remote accessibility, eases file sharing, and enables collaboration, just to name a few. Before you set your sights on the skies, however, there are legal considerations that should be evaluated as well. Storing data on the cloud doesn’t change your company’s responsibility to preserve and produce data in the event of litigation, so be sure to account for the following ediscovery-related risks when negotiating a cloud contract:
Over the last four years, I’ve been privy to a lot of RFPs that have come through our doors. I’ve also issued RFPs to select some of our partners. As the respondent, I groan at having to fill out hundreds of questions that are just different enough from the last RFP to require significant editing. As the proponent, I groan at having to read dozens of pages of responses. However, if the right questions are asked, it is a useful exercise that can be a very effective way of selecting a partner.
Co-authored by Andrew Chang
Most lawyers know little about IT and most IT professionals know little about the law. So whose problem is it when these two areas collide? The short answer is both. However, the existence of an open dialogue between the groups can make all the difference in making eDiscovery run more efficiently. This post addresses three assumptions I’ve heard from Legal Departments and provides some tips on how to make eDiscovery run more efficiently at your company.