2014 Shaping up to be "Year of Technology" in eDiscovery by Exterro. Gibson Dunn recently released its 2014 Mid-Year Electronic Discovery Update and in this post, Exterro provides a link to the full report, summarizes its most salient points and speaks with two GDC partner contributors. The content focuses on predictive coding and the use of cloud-based solutions.
A Rose by any Name by Simon Michael. The possibilities of legal technology have exploded in the past five years (or so) and it has expanded the scope of practice to include enterprise strategies including IG, big data, etc. Michael focuses his comments on recent analysis that explores why legal technology has been so slow to fully integrate into review practice and he waxes poetic on the impact of a name on adoption…predictive coding, TAR, CAR, machine learning. I think that this discussion is meaningful because it helps eDiscovery professionals assess their own best practices, it draws attention to how the “market” affects (positively or negatively) client expectations and it highlights the power of perception on the legal services industry.
Nine Tips Controlling Discovery Expenses and Risks by Dante A. Stella. Stella provides a very helpful checklist of strategies to create efficiencies during the discovery process. Though intended for inside counsel, the content is a great resource for anyone tackling an eDiscovery project with topics including information governance, legal holds, IT, collection, preservation, etc. It is always productive to use thoughtful tips such as these to reaffirm your existing best practices.