Building Your Case for Cutting-Edge AI and Analytics in Five Easy Steps

Published Mon, November 30, 2020 by Rob Hellewell

As the amount of data generated by companies exponentially increases each year, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and machine learning is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity for those in the ediscovery industry. However, some organizations and law firms are still reluctant to utilize more advanced AI technology. There are different reasons for the reluctance to embrace AI, including fear of the learning curve, uncertainty around cost, and unknown return on investment. But where this is uncertainty, there is...

Advanced Analytics – The Key to Mitigating Big Data Risks

Published Tue, November 24, 2020 by Karl Sobylak

Big data sets are the “new normal” of discovery and bring with them six sinister large data set challenges, as recently detailed in my colleague Nick’s article. These challenges range from classics like overly broad privileged screens, to newer risks in ensuring sensitive information (such as personally identifiable information (PII) or proprietary information such as source code) does not inadvertently make its way into the hands of opposing parties or government regulators. While these challenges may seem insurmountable due to...

Automating Legal Operations - A DIY Model

Published Mon, November 23, 2020 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

Legal department automation may be top of mind for you like several other legal operations professionals, however, you might be dependent on IT or engineering resources to be able to execute. Or perhaps you are struggling with change management and not able to implement something new. You are not alone. These were the top two blockers to building out an efficient process within legal departments as shared by recent CLOC conference attendees. The good news is that off-the-shelf technologies have advanced to the point where you may not need...

The Sinister Six…Challenges of Working with Large Data Sets

Published Fri, November 20, 2020 by Nick Schreiner

Collectively, we have sent an average of 306.4 billion emails each day in 2020. Add to that 23 billion text messages and other messaging apps, and you get roughly 41 million messages sent every minute[1]. Not surprisingly, there have been at least one or two articles written about expanding data volumes and the corresponding impact on discovery. I’ve also seen the occasional post discussing how the methods by which we communicate are changing and how “apps that weren’t built with discovery in mind” are now complicating our daily lives. I...

Case Preparation - Thinking out Loud! Summarized…

Published Fri, November 06, 2020 by Mahmood Mir

Long gone are days when the majority of discovery records were kept in paper format. Documents, invoices, and other related evidence needed to be scanned and printed in the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands. Today, a huge number of discovery efforts (internal or external) revolve around digital content. Ergo, this article will highlight the collection of digital evidence and how to best prepare your case when it comes to preservation and collections as well as processing and filtering.

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