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Best eDiscovery Software | Information Governance and Compliance Technologies
Knovos offers cost-effective solutions for eDiscovery, Information Governance and Project management for Government, Corporations and Law firms across the globe. Company is headquartered in Washington DC, USA and have offices across Europe and Asian countries.
e-discovery 
may 2019 by mac
e-Discovery Software Solutions | Relativity
Relativity provides eDiscovery Software solutions that give corporations, governments, & law firms tools to manage litigation, investigations, & FOIA requests.
DFIR  forensic  data  recovery  software  e-discovery  legal  evidence 
october 2017 by asteroza
4 Cases Highlighting E-Discovery Trends in the First Half of 2017 | Legaltech News
From FRCP Rule 37(e) to when to apply TAR, here's a quick look at important cases in e-discovery so far this year.
E-Discovery 
august 2017 by djhdcj
A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet. - The New York Times
By STEVE LOHR MARCH 19, 2017

An artificial intelligence technique called natural language processing has proved useful in scanning and predicting what documents will be relevant to a case, for example. Yet other lawyers’ tasks, like advising clients, writing legal briefs, negotiating and appearing in court, seem beyond the reach of computerization, for a while......Highly paid lawyers will spend their time on work on the upper rungs of the legal task ladder. Other legal services will be performed by nonlawyers — the legal equivalent of nurse practitioners — or by technology.

Corporate clients often are no longer willing to pay high hourly rates to law firms for junior lawyers to do routine work. Those tasks are already being automated and outsourced, both by the firms themselves and by outside suppliers like Axiom, Thomson Reuters, Elevate and the Big Four accounting firms.....So major law firms, sensing the long-term risk, are undertaking initiatives to understand the emerging technology and adapt and exploit it.

Dentons, a global law firm with more than 7,000 lawyers, established an innovation and venture arm, Nextlaw Labs, in 2015. Besides monitoring the latest technology, the unit has invested in seven legal technology start-ups.

“Our industry is being disrupted, and we should do some of that ourselves, not just be a victim of it,” John Fernandez, chief innovation officer of Dentons, said.....Artificial intelligence has stirred great interest, but law firms today are using it mainly in “search-and-find type tasks” in electronic discovery, due diligence and contract review,
artificial_intelligence  automation  contracts  corporate_investors  Dentons  e-discovery  IBM_Watson  law  lawtech  lawyers  legal  NLP  start_ups  Steve_Lohr  technology 
march 2017 by jerryking
Judge Peck Is Fed Up With Lazy Discovery Responses | Legaltech News
A federal magistrate judge in Manhattan is telling lawyers to get up to par on 15-month-old rule changes designed to speed up responses to discovery requests, clarify objections to requests and eliminate the confusion that slows down production.
Southern District Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, a leading figure in the development of e-discovery, said too many lawyers are not adhering to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34, which was amended effective Dec. 1, 2015.
E-Discovery 
march 2017 by djhdcj
Lawyers are being replaced by machines that read — Quartz
Academically trained attorneys are increasingly being replaced by technology to analyze evidence and assess it for relevance in investigations, lawsuits, compliance efforts, and more. Forty percent of more than 100 in-house attorneys in major American corporations told the industry publication Corporate Counsel, in a survey published on Jan. 23, that they rely on technology assisted review (TAR).
E-Discovery  TAR  Artificial  Intelligence 
february 2017 by djhdcj
The Internet of Things Means a Big Dilemma for Big Law Discovery | Legaltech News
n November 2015, four friends gathered to have drinks and watch football. As sometimes happens when friends gather and alcohol is involved, a noteworthy story arose from the occasion. Unlike most instances, however, what happened is what authorities are saying was a murder: Later in the evening, one friend left while three remained at the house, where the homeowner said they could spend the night. In the morning, one of those friends was found dead in a hot tub. The cause of death was strangulation and, secondarily, drowning.
E-Discovery  Internet  of  Things 
february 2017 by djhdcj
Criminal Law’s E-Discovery Development Issue | Legaltech News
“Customarily, e-discovery has always been thought of as the domain of complex commercial civil litigation, and it hasn’t been much of an issue in criminal matters,” said David Horrigan, e-discovery counsel and legal content director at kCura. “But with the explosion of digital data and the proliferation of it everywhere, it really is more important now to criminal matters than it ever has been.”
E-Discovery  E-Discovery  -  Crime 
january 2017 by djhdcj
The Contract E-Discovery Staffing Revolution Continues | Legaltech News
The reasons for massive adoption of contract staffing solutions are further illustrated by scalability, managed services, tool consolidation, and the millennial factor.
temp  e-discovery 
november 2016 by JordanFurlong
Paul Hastings Latest Big Firm to Dabble in Data Analytics | Law.com
The tools Barnett’s team uses go beyond keyword search to study what he calls topics and patterns in the documents. Barnett said work his group is doing can save clients two thirds the cost of data review and can help lawyers understand a case faster.

For example, when a pharmaceutical company faced an enforcement subpoena, Paul Hastings needed to review 5 million documents in a short period of time. A group of contract attorneys was able to identify documents that were significant to the case at a 1.6 percent success rate, while Barnett’s process identified significant documents at a 20 percent success rate.

The contract attorneys cost $115,000, compared to Barnett’s method, which cost the client $40,000.

“There’s no question that technology assisted review is going to be a lot more efficient and effective,” said Gordon Cormack, a computer science professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Cormack works with Maura Grossman, a former of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz who developed a document identification process at the firm before leaving the firm in June.
e-discovery  data  analytics 
october 2016 by JordanFurlong
Ask the Judges: A Q&A With the Judges Behind E-Discovery's Most Impactful Rulings | Legaltech News
In front of an audience of vendors, lawyers and technologists, a kCura Relativity Fest panel of the judges behind some of the most impactful rulings in the space attempted to help those still uncertain wrap their heads around the law's view on e-discovery. Moderated by kCura e-discovery counsel and legal content director David Horrigan, the session featured questions for the esteemed panel of judges submitted by individuals with Relativity partner companies.
E-Discovery  E-Discovery  -  Judges 
october 2016 by djhdcj
E-Discovery Search Methodology Cannot Be Forced Upon Producing Party | Blank Rome LLP - JDSupra
Action Item: Companies and individuals involved in litigation that includes e-discovery, should be aware of a decision last week by Magistrate Andrew J. Peck, whose e-discovery decisions are well-regarded in the legal community. This decision protects a producing party’s discretion to choose their preferred method of searching for and producing responsive electronically stored information.
E-Discovery  TAR 
october 2016 by djhdcj
Mobile Device Discovery Challenges, Part 3: How is data collected from mobile devices?
As we discussed in Part 2, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may contain common document file types (e.g., PDF files), common communication file types (e.g., email), and Wi-Fi and GPS logs, plus (for smartphones) phone data types like SMS and MMS messages and call logs.  And, also as discussed, all of those myriad data and document types together commonly add up to thousands or tens of thousands of discrete records per mobile device, many of which exist in device or application-specific databases or in encoded or encrypted formats.  But, things are even more complicated than that.
E-Discovery  E-Discovery  -  Mobile  Devices 
october 2016 by djhdcj
Maura Grossman: She's the star of TAR
Grossman, 58, joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1999 and was promoted to of counsel in 2006. According to her, counsel at Wachtell have an area of focus, and she decided to zero in on e-discovery after the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were enacted in 2006.

“E-discovery was of particular interest to our firm because we handle high-profile cases where time is of the essence, and we have such a low leverage ratio,” Grossman says. “How do you handle large volumes of [electronically stored information] where there are only one or two associates on a matter and you’re not big on outsourcing to contract attorneys?”

For her, the answer lay with technology.

Grossman says she got involved with the Legal Track at the Text Retrieval Conference in the hopes of finding the right search tools to help solve the challenges facing her firm. In 2009, she crossed paths with Gordon Cormack, a professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo. Grossman knew him only by his reputation as a “spam guru,” and she thought methods for separating spam messages from regular email could be adapted for e-discovery.
e-discovery 
september 2016 by JordanFurlong
Search Challenges, Part 3: Analysing Search Terms and Results
Is your consultant checking your keywords before you agree to them with the other side?

Often the technology’s application or use of a word when it is building an index, may greatly affect the results of searching.  So called “noise words” are extremely common words, such as articles, pronouns and prepositions, that are excluded from an index in order to reduce the size and complexity of the index and improve the speed and performance of running queries against it.
E-Discovery  Search  Systems  Search  Techniques 
september 2016 by djhdcj
Search Challenges, Part 2: Bugs and Glitches
Even with the best intentions and front end users, what if it doesn’t do what it says on the tin?  We recently learned of an issue relating to building a dtSearch index on documents that contain the following characters (\0 or ^@).  Put as simply as possible, it was not uncommon for a document to contain one of these characters (found within either the text or metadata extracted from the file).  This character in the past was intended to be ignored by software, however an update to the software caused it to read this character as the end of a string – i.e., it did not index any words after the appearance of this characte
E-Discovery  Search  Systems  Search  Techniques 
september 2016 by djhdcj
Search Challenges, Part 1: Introduction
Today, the vast majority of litigation review cases have at least an element of keyword searching, often even when assisted review technology is ultimately being used.  At this point, I could engage in a totally different discussion on the effectiveness of the use of keywords versus other approaches, but that’s for another day.  The purpose of this blog series is to illustrate the ways that searching, often taken for granted in many eDiscovery and eDisclosure efforts, is technologically nuanced with many potential impediments to achieving expected results.  It is for this reason that is important to work with a service provider that understands these potential pitfalls and how best to navigate them to achieve your information retrieval goals.
E-Discovery  Search  Systems  Search  Techniques  - 
september 2016 by djhdcj
The Judges' Perspective: Federal Judges Speak Out on Preservation | Legaltech News
While the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were hailed as a catalyst for bringing law into the modern era, counsel and judges alike struggle to keep pace with the change wrought by technology's increasing advancement. One arena that remains murky in civil litigation is data preservation, a task increasingly complicated by mass proliferation of data and the devices that produces and stores it.
E-Discovery  E-Discovery  -  Document  Preservation 
august 2016 by djhdcj
Perspectives on ‘Pyrrho’ and TAR: 6 Months Later
August 17 marks the half birthday of the Pyrrho decision that approved technology-assisted review (TAR) in the UK for the first time and made waves among e-discovery communities on both sides of the pond.
So what has everyone had to say? Let’s take a look at the industry’s thoughts on Pyrrho and the lasting impact it’s already having on e-discovery—and get some first-hand perspectives from the practitioners behind the case.
E-Discovery  TAR 
august 2016 by djhdcj

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