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Analytics Revolution Will Drive Better Litigation Outcomes


A new generation of eDiscovery software products is stirring excitement as we’re discovering the enormous untapped potential of advanced visual analytics in the eDiscovery workflow. “The use of analytics in e-discovery is not new; indeed, in some ways, it’s as old as the discipline of electronic discovery itself,” writes Steve Ashbacher, vice president of litigation solutions at LexisNexis, in a ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Performing Smart Investigation Analysis


Corporate executive teams and their in-house legal departments used to be called upon to conduct internal investigations when there was some kind of employee misconduct that needed to be assessed or perhaps a conflict of interest concern to be quickly resolved. Those types of issues still surface, of course, but the mazes of regulations and litigation risks that are present ... Read More »

Building a PreDiscovery Analytics Maturity Model


Any organization needs objective measurement tools to monitor and evaluate their progress in pursuit of specific operational goals. One way to do this is with a “Maturity Model” – a progress map that allows an organization to have its methods and processes assessed against a clear set of best practice benchmarks. With this tool, progress is indicated one step at ... Read More »

5 Social Media Risks in eDiscovery


Social media has replaced email as our primary means of electronic communications. Since 2009, there have been more social network users than email users worldwide. Moreover, there is now more time spent on social media than email – and that amount of time continues to grow. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a total blurring of the lines between “personal” and “business” uses ... Read More »

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

Thanks to the rising importance of eDiscovery and accurate document production, litigation support professionals are more valuable than ever. At the same time, the pressure is constant and the stakes are high for those productions to be on time, responsive and compliant with judicial instructions. “Once a document collection review is completed, documents typically need to be produced to opposing ... Read More »

4 Filters to Run Before Generating eDiscovery Reports

4 Benefits of Data Filtering Before Generating eDiscovery Reports

In the early days of eDiscovery, many litigation teams gravitated toward a “collect everything” approach in order to minimize the risks of evidentiary compliance errors, some of which had led to well-documented judicial sanctions. However, we all quickly learned the flipside of this approach: huge volumes of data being sent out for processing and review, which triggered runaway costs to ... Read More »

Survey: eDiscovery Pros Predict Increased Spending in 2016

Discovery Professionals Predict Increased Spending in 2016

Six out of 10 eDiscovery professionals have a positive outlook for spending on eDiscovery this year, predicting gross revenues in their segment of the industry will be higher in six months. This was one of the headline findings from the inaugural eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, conducted by ComplexDiscovery, a leading industry blog The survey was launched in February and was ... Read More »

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

The use of data analytics in the eDiscovery workflow continues to accelerate. According to a survey of in-house legal departments conducted by the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), a majority of legal departments (56%) reported that they were using data analytics to address eDiscovery obligations. Specifically, the survey found that the top three uses for data analytics in ... Read More »

Key Considerations Before Buying an eDiscovery Platform

Key Considerations Before Buying an eDiscovery Platform

With a number of legal software companies introducing new eDiscovery products recently, it’s understandable that many law firm CIOs and in-house legal departments are scratching their heads about which platform might be the best fit for their unique needs. Legaltech News tackled this challenge recently and spoke to a pair of prominent eDiscovery attorneys for advice about the questions that ... Read More »

ECA and “Smart Review” Gives eDiscovery a Boost

ECA and “Smart Review” Gives eDiscovery a Boost

Speed, efficiency, smarter analytics and cost predictability. In dozens of focus group conversations with LexisNexis representatives, that’s what eDiscovery professionals say they need. In order to pursue those four goals, litigation teams are increasingly finding that early case assessment (ECA) is critical. “An effective ECA effort helps legal professionals identify the data right away, narrow down the pool of electronic ... Read More »