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5 Things to Know About the New CaseMap Version 12.1

5 Things to Know About the New Version of CaseMap

For litigators, every day spent working on a challenging case includes the mental exercise of analyzing multiple facts and issues with an impact on the dispute. This process, which was historically done on legal pads, sticky notes and dictaphones, is now aided by case analysis software products that collect, categorize and store all of those pieces of information. One of ... Read More »

Infographic: Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology

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Visualization could be the next big thing in legal technology.  From the visual analytics of early case assessment to trial and presentation software, there is growing recognition that pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words. A recent panel of judges during a LegalTech session noted that while technology adoption in the courtroom has been a slow evolution, it is gaining prominence: ... Read More »

Litigation Case Study: CaseMap v The Blood Diamonds Dictator

Litigation Case Study CaseMap v The Blood Diamonds Dictator

What does it take to bring down a dictator who supports amputation, rape, murder, kidnapping, slavery and other inhumanities to gain control of diamond mines in a neighboring country? If you’re human-rights attorney David Akerson, it takes every ounce of your considerable international experience helping prosecute war criminals in Lebanon, Yugoslavia and Rwanda. What was Mr. Akerson’s weapon of choice ... Read More »

What “Multi-Core” and “Hyper-Threading” Mean for eDiscovery

Litigation What “Multi-Core” and “Hyper-Threading” Mean for eDiscovery

The heartbeat of any computer hardware is the processor, that incredibly powerful microchip-powered brain of the machine. For legal professionals, advancements in the power of processing technology are now translating into tangible benefits when it comes to running eDiscovery software applications. Today’s new eDiscovery software products are able to perform much faster imports of documents by taking full advantage of ... Read More »

4 Corporate Counsel Benefits to Early Case Assessment

4 Corporate Counsel Benefits to Early Case Assessment

At the recently concluded LegalTech New York 2016 conference, a trend appeared to be taking shape about the future of the linear review model that has shaped the eDiscovery business in recent years. Some industry players are advocating for a greater focus on early case assessment and the use of legal software tools that provide earlier insights into the landscape ... Read More »

5 New Benefits in Concordance Desktop for Small Law Firms

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Earlier this month, an 18-month journey of research and development concluded with the release of a reimagined version of the venerable LexisNexis Concordance® eDiscovery software product. The new product, which is designed for cases of less than 1 million records (approximately 80% of all litigated disputes in the U.S.), was built to help litigation teams at smaller law firms manage ... Read More »

eDiscovery Darwinism: Meet Brainspace CEO Dave Copps [Q&A]

eDiscovery Darwinism Meet Brainspace CEO David Copps

“Research has always been central to the attorney’s role, and combing through the large volumes of information that pertains to a case is incredibly time consuming,” according to Olivia Timson, in a piece for The Innovation Enterprise. She also reports another noteworthy business challenge: this is expensive.  She writes, “lawyers and law firms spending around $8.4 billion on it annually ... Read More »

Lexis DiscoveryIQ: Every Case Has a Story; Find it Faster

4 Points about the New Lexis DiscoveryIQ eDiscovery Platform

A critical way to reduce or maintain eDiscovery costs is to reduce the data for review. The sooner this happens, the better, and earlier insights into data can help drive better litigation strategy decisions.  Every case has a story; find it faster as the graphic below suggests.  PreDiscovery can reduce the documents required for review by as much as 85% and ... Read More »

Faster, Easier eDiscovery Review:  The New Concordance Desktop

Faster Easier eDiscovery Review The New Concordance Desktop-header

One million records – that’s the average volume range for approximately 80% of litigation cases relying on eDiscovery.  More than 70,000 litigation support professionals across small- and mid-sized law firms slice and dice those million records for attorneys over the course of the eDiscovery process. Many of them have relied on the LexisNexis Concordance® eDiscovery review software product for years ... Read More »

Better Search and Getting to Meaning in eDiscovery

Beyond Words and Getting to Meaning in eDiscovery

Since the earliest days of eDiscovery, professionals have used litigation software to search for specific words within documents and return individual documents of potential relevance to them for closer inspection. We’re now at a point where those tools and the people who use them need to move beyond searching for certain words – and  instead search for meaning, according to ... Read More »