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Your single source for new lessons on e-discovery and the technology that powers it.

Jacob Cross

Jacob Cross is a member of kCura’s customer success team, where he helps Relativity users make the most of the platform. He has worked in the e-discovery industry since 2007, helping clients use technology to increase productivity and reduce overall review time.

Recent Posts

Email Threading 101: An Introduction to an Essential e-Discovery Tool

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review, Law Firm, Litigation Support

blog_email-threading-101Originally published more than a year ago, this post is a helpful look at one of the easiest wins in all of e-discovery analytics. We've updated it to reflect the current capabilities of Relativity, and are republishing it to give you another look.

According to the Radicati Group, the average businessperson sends 36 emails per day. It may not sound like much, but if you do the math, it means a single employee creates nearly 10,000 emails per year (more if they work weekends).

With these numbers, it’s no wonder email is the dominant data form in e-discovery. Even in cases involving only a few custodians, you’re looking at a data set filled with thousands of emails, one for every time your custodian hits send.

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2 Cringeworthy Collection Stories

2017-07-27+0000| | Collection, Litigation Support


Ensuring your e-discovery collection is defensible has always been critical, but it hasn’t always been easy. In fact, in the early days, it sometimes got a little awkward. 

Ten years ago, toward the beginning of my career as an e-discovery consultant, the process was considerably more painful. Without remote, targeted collection options, collecting data was costly and time-consuming.

Unfortunately, some teams still feel this pain—despite the technology on the market to make it easier. If you've recently worked on a manual collection, these cringeworthy anecdotes from the field may hit close to home.

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