So, after bringing you a list of reading recommendations and documentaries for the e-discovery enthusiast, we thought we’d help you spice up your next review project with a killer playlist. Here are some of the tunes that speak to our team—and others in the Relativity community—as they continue to improve their work in this field.
To get to the heart of how employees understand data privacy and how their online behavior at work can impact it, kCura recently commissioned a survey conducted by Harris Poll among 1,013 US adults age 18 and older who were employed full-time or part-time, working in a traditional office setting for at least 50 percent of the time, and are not freelancers (referred to as “employees” throughout).
Unfortunately, heinous searches have also been at the crux of e-discovery since its earliest days. Many folks from the industry have shared horror stories about overly complex or inclusive searches that turned project timelines upside-down.
In short, a highly effective in-house team requires more than just legal prowess. What other qualities are key in producing value for their companies?
In fact, it’s well known that productivity at work tends to fall during the winter months. Cabin fever, failed resolutions, and chilly conditions can and do have a negative impact on job performance. But if you stay positive and adopt the right mindset, you’ll do just fine as you await the sunny company of the daisies in your window box.
Now imagine everyone in the box with you is either cheering for the opposing team or completely indifferent to the game’s outcome. This is what it’s like to be your team’s sole evangelist for analytics technology in today’s e-discovery landscape.
What’s more encouraging than continued success in these established regions, though, is the technology’s emerging success in other parts of the world. In the last few months, Australia has added its name to the roster of TAR-friendly nations. This week, a formal Practice Note issued by an Australian federal court further validates the technology’s use by case teams who are seeking smarter ways to tackle massive data sets.
At Relativity Fest and on his own blog, Chris Dale has made no secret of his surprise at the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union this past summer. The decision will undoubtedly have lasting effects on the politics of Europe, the legalities of international business, and the nature of cross-border e-discovery.
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.