Given the way opposing counsel are pitted against each other to duke out the logic (or lack thereof) in one another’s positions, an adversarial setup can sometimes look like a modern trial by combat—one in which the violence is reduced to verbal weaponry.
Originally published in October 2015, this was among the most-viewed posts following Relativity Fest that year—which goes to show that analytics has been top-of-mind for e-discovery teams for quite a while. Cristin's insights still resonate, so we thought we'd share them again in light of the new email threading innovations coming to Relativity in 2016.
The best way to tackle data is to take an organized approach. Analytics features such as email threading help case teams get the most out of their case data by using metadata to automatically organize documents, streamlining review from the start.
Today’s General Counsel recently featured an article entitled “Threading is the New Global De-duplication” from Cristin Traylor, counsel at McGuireWoods, on just that subject. To get more insight into how and why text analytics has become part and parcel of her team’s approach to e-discovery, we sat down with Cristin.
What’s the biggest, scariest professional change you’ve lived through, and what did you learn from it? What changes do you see coming in e-discovery? We explored these questions and more at Relativity Fest 2016’s women in legal technology luncheon, The e-Discovery Woman’s Guide to Thriving Through Change.
Dorie Blesoff, kCura’s chief people officer, moderated a discussion about resilience and navigating change with a panel of four professionals with a wide range of legal tech expertise. Panelists included Meribeth Banaschik, attorney and solicitor at Noerr LLP in Germany; Monica Bay, fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and longtime editor of Law Technology News; Yvette Bula, senior director of discovery solutions at Commonwealth Legal; and Cinthia Granados Motley, partner at Sedgwick Law and adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law.
Relativity Fest 2016 came to a close earlier this week and, just like every year, we all gained a lot of new Twitter followers who are going to immediately be disappointed when we go back to talking about kittens and politics exclusively.
But we’re also already filled with new ideas. Relativity Fest is an opportunity to bring the awesome e-discovery community together—a community filled with intelligent, friendly folks—and hear their stories about how they’ve made e-discovery better and faster.
Earlier this week on The Relativity Blog, we described a few ways we’re planning to fulfill our vision to simplify and accelerate how the world conducts e-discovery by bringing the process and community together. Today, we wanted to help with that second part, by bringing together stories a few members of the community shared during the show. They all joined Andrew Sieja, founder and CEO of kCura, on stage for the opening keynote that kicked off Relativity Fest.
With more than 1,800 attendees attending hundreds of educational sessions, it’s difficult to include every great quote from the annual conference.
However, here are a few of the notable ones.
This morning, our founder and CEO, Andrew Sieja, presented our new vision during the keynote of the seventh-annual Relativity Fest.
If you’ve ever heard him talk about kCura before, you’ve probably heard that our vision is to become “the e-discovery company.” But we’re done with that. The vision of our company should be about our customers, the people using our software every single day, whose jobs we want to make better, faster, and easier. Our vision shouldn’t be about us.
So we changed it. We want to simplify and accelerate how the world conducts e-discovery by bringing the entire process and community together in one open, flexible, and connected platform. That’s our vision. And today we’re excited to share a few ways Andrew announced we’re going to fulfill that vision. Check out the full recording of the keynote and read through the highlights right here.
As you approach the starting line, adrenaline starts to pump and nerves make your stomach begin to churn. Have you prepared enough? Are you ready to run the next three miles and overcome a series of obstacles? The pistol cracks and you start to run, and then the real physical and mental stress sets in as you approach the first obstacle.
In the public eye, they also give us insights into diverse cultural phenomena. Where are most retirees choosing to settle down, and why might that be? What demographic is most inclined to pursue a degree in sociology? Who is going to win the next presidential election?
In admiring the submissions, we noticed five areas where customers are focusing their development efforts and problem-solving prowess. They give a nod to the trends around growing data volumes and diversity, greater demand for cost-effectiveness and ROI across legal work, and an increased reliance on advanced searching and analytics tools that help projects move faster. For those who want to dig deeper into the participants, here’s a peek at many of them.
The Annual Judicial Panel has become a tradition at Relativity Fest, but it’s not the only session in which you can hear prominent federal judges discuss the law and technology issues of the day.
The judges will appear in four different sessions during this year’s gathering in Chicago October 9-11, and we’d like to give you a roadmap to where they’ll be speaking.
Returning for the third consecutive year are U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer (W.D. Pa.), U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y.), U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez (W.D. Tex.), and U.S. Magistrate Judge David Waxse (D. Kan.), and you can find them in the following sessions at Relativity Fest.