This places an incredible burden on the insurance companies that stand behind those policies. As a highly regulated business with a range of risks and different constituents, most insurance companies have to be comfortable living with the correspondingly complex and frenetic world of e-discovery.
Today, what’s the professional value of spending time in a law firm setting? Moving in-house? Representing a nonprofit organization? We decided to explore, heeding Yogi Berra’s advice: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
When most people think of “inadvertent disclosure,” they probably think of something along the lines of the Jackson-Timberlake Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court case, FCC v. CBS Corp.
However, when we e-discovery lawyers think of inadvertent disclosure, we’re usually talking about malfunctions such as the recent one where the Canadian government redacted the names of Ebola patients with easily removable paper and tape. What’s worse for e-discovery lawyers is that these mishaps often result in waiving the attorney-client privilege.
This post was originally published on D4's Discover More blog. It explains how and why case teams should perform data analysis at the beginning of even the smallest e-discovery projects.
Data analysis is one of those litigation support terms that mean different things to different people. Regardless of what you call it, data analysis is a strategic workflow that allows legal teams to assess electronically stored information (ESI) to make the document review more cost-effective. It should be done early in the e-discovery process and it should be done regardless of the size of the case. Here’s why: As discovery costs continue to increase, legal teams must manage the cost by analyzing the ESI prior to any processing or review.
The short answer is: You can’t. However, you can increase your odds by managing a work device separate from your personal device.
You can also follow some best practices to potentially minimize the attention your personal data will receive during discovery and review. Before we get to that, let’s talk about some common considerations.
This article originally appeared in Law Technology Today.
According to IDC’s Digital Universe study, the world’s data will double each year from now until 2020. This extensive growth is impacting every industry, its professions, and the way individuals are handling it. In the legal industry, there are technologies to streamline the discovery process in litigation. It’s essential that current and future litigators better understand how these technologies can help them attain the goal of Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, i.e. to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
In celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 28, 90 kids aged 5-18 raided the candy bowl at kCura’s reception desk in our Chicago headquarters and joined us for a full day of education and sugar-fueled activities. Events included an interactive lesson on agile software development, an hour of code, yoga, and a sing-along.
This article originally appeared in Legaltech News.
In 2015, millennials—the largest generation in history—moved ahead of Generation X to become the largest group in the American workforce. In the e-discovery and legal industries, where rule changes and evolving technology are the name of the game, this generational shift promises to play its own role in pushing the envelope on traditional ways of working.
So what makes millennials drivers for change? More importantly, how can e-discovery teams foster collaboration among a generationally diverse team—and improve their processes as a result?
The 2016 Relativity Spring Roadshow kicked off in London on May 3, with stops in New York, Washington, and San Francisco continuing over the next week.
This year’s Roadshow had a new twist—a series of sessions in London on legal and industry issues in addition to the traditional educational sessions.
By the end of the stop in London, hundreds of attendees got insight on the e-discovery issues of the day from leading lawyers, industry analysts, e-discovery professionals, and the litigants from the UK’s Pyrrho case on technology-assisted review (TAR).
It wasn’t all that long ago when business software—or any software, for that matter—focused mostly on the results and very little on process. When it came to user experience, most of us expected it would take some time to learn the software we’d need to use for our day-to-day jobs.
Fortunately, this didn’t last long. The average user’s expectations for a pleasant software interface and easy workflows have changed, and it’s no different in e-discovery.