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Flexible Workflow Ideas for Relativity Legal Hold

2017-07-27+0000| | Legal Hold, In-house Counsel

Released this spring, Relativity Legal Hold is our new legal hold management application. As with anything Relativity, our team built Legal Hold to be as flexible as possible—allowing for custom uses of the application. Here are a few ideas on how you can use Legal Hold outside of the standard hold process.

Legal Hold can help you track projects and send email notifications inside the applications. Those email notifications can be set up to grant recipients access to a questionnaire portal. Because every questionnaire can be built from scratch, any online survey—such as a poll on preferred perks, feedback on a department meeting, or attendance to a company event—is possible with absolutely no need for custom programming.

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Quick Answers to Common Questions for Relativity Assisted Review Projects: Part 2

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

Following up on this post from last May, we’re continuing to hear more complex questions from customers as they become more interested in Relativity Assisted Review. Our team is available to guide you through the workflow and any questions you may have—so hopefully these easy answers to more of our most-heard questions are helpful as you get started.

Can I add documents to the project in the middle of the review?

Absolutely. It is very common for new documents to arrive in the middle of a case, or that teams want to begin a project immediately—even as documents are still being added to the workspace. Documents can be added to an Assisted Review project at any time, but ideally before you finish your current round. To include them in the project, add the documents to the workspace, update the index, and finish the round. The great thing is that all of your existing example documents can provide values for all the new documents right away.

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How to Take Your Corporate e-Discovery Game to the Next Level in One Day

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Earlier this week, we announced a new information governance boot camp, available exclusively for corporate professionals at this year’s Relativity Fest. Today, we’re excited to open up a second session for our corporate attendees—the corporate legal super session led by Seyfarth Shaw.

During this full-day interactive session, attorneys and e-discovery experts from Seyfarth will provide practice information on how forward-thinking organizations approach e-discovery, as well as alternative uses for e-discovery software that bring efficiencies to your business. It’s a great session for in-house attorneys and corporate counsel responsible for or involved with e-discovery functions at their company.

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Two Great Ways to Boost Your IG IQ

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The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) announced the availability of their 2014 annual report today. IGI is a cross-disciplinary consortium dedicated to advancing the adoption of information governance practices and technologies. They perform research, advocacy, and peer-to-peer networking, and publish their work freely to help provide guidance for individuals responsible for IG at their organization.

IGI 2014 Annual Report
The inaugural report, titled Information Governance Goes to Work, offers a thorough introduction to information governance, including:

• Definitions of IG concepts
• Survey results quantifying the market
• Predictions on the future of IG
• Quantifications of ROI, and
• Descriptions of current projects and how to get started

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Interview with kCura’s Certification Team: What to Expect from the Certified User Exam

2017-07-27+0000| | Education & Certification

Our certification team has been hard at work building new ways to validate our users’ expertise with Relativity. As the Relativity Certified User (formerly known as the Relativity Review Specialist) certification program matures, we’re excited to see how it can help our users.

Constantine Pappas of the advice team sat down with Danielle Urban from our certification team to get her insight into the exam. Check out the interview below to learn more.

Constantine: I understand there’s a new certification for reviewers.
Danielle: We rolled out the certification in April of 2014. This exam is geared toward helping teams staff a review project with objective standards for competency with Relativity. The certification is a great way to measure a candidate’s experience and knowledge of Relativity—so it’s also a good way for candidates to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

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Proportionality in Discovery by Judicial Mandate

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review

Those of you who have taken our training courses, followed the blog closely or have heard us speak no doubt are familiar with our assertion that computer-assisted review is not just a helpful tool, but rather an increasingly necessary one as data volumes begin to escalate. We’re not alone in this regard. Judges are becoming increasingly like-minded, and are structuring their discovery rules in such a way that sometimes the only means of compliance is via technology.

For example, let’s consider Judge Paul W. Grimm, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, and his discovery rules, along with Judge Lorna Schofield’s Individual Rules and Procedures for Civil Cases in the Southern District of New York. They each have similar rules which limit review to only 160 hours. This figure includes:

• Identification and collection
• Searching and analysis
• Review for responsiveness, privilege, and work product

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Technology Assisted Review Trends

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review

Last month, I had the privilege of participating in a panel at the Technology in the Law Symposium, hosted by McDermott Will & Emery at the Mid-Atlantic Club here in Chicago. The panel, “Predictive Coding Trends and Challenges,” also consisted of:

•    Maura R. Grossman, Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
•    Jay Leib, Founder and Managing Member, NexLP
•    Martha Louks, Discovery Consultant, McDermott Discovery
•    Karl Schieneman, President, Review Less
•    Geoffrey Vance, Head of McDermott Discovery and Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (moderator)

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Relativity 8.2 Updates: Binders

2017-07-27+0000| | Mobile

Welcome to Relativity 8.2. Our newest release includes a lot of new features that extend the platform and help you tackle tough workflow challenges. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight these features right here on the blog. Check back often to learn more about what’s new in Relativity 8.2. If you’ve downloaded the most recent version of Relativity Binders, you may have noticed that we’ve made quite a few improvements to our mobile app. Check out a few of the new things you can do:

Optimize reading, navigation, and searching. We’ve improved user experience and everyday interactions within Binders, making it easier for you to quickly find the documents you need. For example, you can now sort documents by title, date, and file type, and conduct quick and easy searches across documents within binders.

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Quick Answers to Common Questions When Developing a Collection Strategy

2017-07-27+0000| | Collection, In-house Counsel, Litigation Support

The collection of electronically stored information (ESI) is a critical task in the e-discovery process, as it dictates the scope of your data universe. The amount of data collected for an e-discovery case has a direct impact on an organization’s network, as well as downstream e-discovery expenses for the processing, review, analysis, and production of the data.

To help you take a more strategic approach to collection, we’ve provided the following answers and insights to a few common questions.

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Relativity 8.2 Updates: Processing

2017-07-27+0000| | Processing

Welcome to Relativity 8.2. Our newest release includes a lot of new features that extend the platform and help you tackle tough workflow challenges. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight these features right here on the blog. Check back often to learn more about what’s new in Relativity 8.2.

Improvements to Relativity Processing in 8.2 make it even easier to process data from the web. In addition, we’ve introduced the Relativity Processing Console to give you access to the full power of the Relativity Processing engine.

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