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[Quiz] What Analytics Feature Are You?

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

What Analytics Feature Are You?If you’re anything like the most successful e-discovery teams, you know analytics can give you a leg, or at least a few terabytes, up in the e-discovery industry.

But what can it do for your personal life?

With every tool in the analytics toolbox having different, robust capabilities—much like how every human person has different talents and skills—it’s not surprising that so many of us regularly ask ourselves, “If I were an analytics feature, which one would I be?”

Today’s your lucky day. We’ve analyzed the personality behind some of the key features in Relativity Analytics to help you learn a bit more about yourself and finally answer that age-old question: What analytics feature am I?

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Trump Jr. Revelations 'Email's Last Hurrah?' 5 Reasons It's Not So

2017-07-27+0000| | In-house Counsel, Community, Law Firm, Litigation Support

Trump Jr. Revelations 'Email's Last Hurrah?' 5 Reasons It's Not So“Email evidence has become a routine linchpin of white-collar criminal prosecution, because everything anyone has ever thought is likely to be contained in email. 

Not for long. Savor Don Jr.’s thread; this is email’s last hurrah.” 

New York Times writer Farhad Manjoo on the publication of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain in which he expressed interest in learning more about alleged Russian dirt on Hilary Clinton

When one of my colleagues came across Farhad Manjoo’s “What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email,” the article from which the above is quoted, he started an email chain of his own to discuss it, and I don’t think starting email chains is about to end any time soon.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Business at Relativity Fest

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Law Firm

4 Ways to Grow Your Business at Relativity FestIn an industry where you need to stay up to date on the latest technology advancements and new courtroom decisions, there’s little time left to grow your career, business, and team.

That’s why this year at Relativity Fest we’ve created a professional development track, designed to help attendees find the sessions that will offer advice and insights about becoming a more effective leader, marketing your services, and advancing your career.

Here are four takeaways—as well as a few can’t-miss sessions—you’ll glean from the professional development track at Relativity Fest.

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3 Experts on What to Watch For in e-Discovery

2017-07-27+0000| | Community

Meet 3 Judges on the Supreme Court of e-DiscoveryEveryone from Harvard Business Review to TechCrunch has extolled the virtues of the platform model, and why platforms are good strategies for software companies. But why are platforms good for the users of that software?

The answer is simple: platforms allow for faster innovation, and more of it. When developers and service providers build on a platform, they can provide a customized experience for their clients and create solutions to solve users unique problems. The Relativity Innovation Awards celebrate this type of innovation, highlighting what you can do when you have technology that's flexible enough to solve any problem you encounter.

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Why Did the Litigation Support Professional Cross the Road?

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

Why Did the Litigation Support Professional Cross the Road?Something happens to your sense of humor when you become a father. 

Maybe it’s a constraint fatherhood puts on your time that prevents you from keeping up with edgy humor. Maybe it’s the time spent with kids that reinforces a simpler, cleaner repartee and repertoire. Or maybe it’s a contentedness brought on by fatherhood that leads to a surrender of coolness. 

In any case, there’s nothing like a good pun to get a dad to crack himself up. In honor of Father’s Day, we share the deliciously corny e-discovery dad jokes we found and try our hand at a few of our own. Searching for an inside joke that packs a pun? Don’t go on a fishing expedition (hehe) … read on.

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Enfuse 2017: Handling Data Breaches and EnCase Joins the Relativity Community

2017-07-27+0000| | Collection, Community, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Enfuse 2017: Handling Data Breaches and EnCase Joins the Relativity CommunityThe Enfuse Conference, Guidance Software’s annual digital investigations event held last week in Las Vegas, featured the usual mix of legal, law enforcement, and computer forensics professionals.

However, the conference, known formerly as the Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference, had a slightly different look this year. For instance, the hashtag #eDiscovery was the number one hashtag used on social media throughout the conference. (#DigitalForensics was second most popular, and #DataBreach was fourth.)

Why the importance of #eDiscovery?

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5 Big Data Devices to Avoid If You're a Criminal

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

052617-data-devices-to-avoid.pngIt’s a smart phone, a smart watch, a smart car, and even a smart oven. It’s the Internet of Things (IoT) and, unless you live under a rock, it’s taking over your life. (Even if you do live under a rock, Google Earth has probably captured a photo of you coming and going to forage for food.)

IoT is contributing significantly to big data—and often, that data is coming into the spotlight in the unending search for justice. Civilly, this means suits are settled or litigated with the benefit of emails, structured data, and social media evidence that can verify timelines and prove intent.

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Legal Operations Takeover: CLOC Institute 2017

2017-07-27+0000| | In-house Counsel, Community

ReplyAll CLOC ConversationOriginally published as a live, developing conversation on Above the Law, this interview between ReplyAll co-founder Zach Abramowitz and several legal professionals discusses major takeaways from this month's CLOC Institute.

This month, legal professionals, consultants, and tech companies from across the country converged in Las Vegas for what seems to have become one of the most important events of the year in the legal industry: the CLOC Institute.

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For Job-Seeking Law School Students, Technology Is the Answer

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Education & Certification, Law Firm

051717-technology-for-law-students.pngThis article originally appeared in Law Technology Today.

Which word doesn’t belong: data, analytics, lawyer, or software?

There’s no right answer, because technology is bringing sweeping changes to the legal profession.

According to a Robert Half survey, eight in 10 corporate lawyers said their collaboration with IT specialists has increased during the past two years. And law firms increasingly find they must hire attorneys who are already well versed in the tools of the trade to satisfy the demands of these corporate legal clients.

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The Best of Relativity Fest London: Our Favorite Quotes about e-Disclosure, Brexit, and More

2017-07-27+0000| | International, Community

050817-Fest-London-Quote-Roll-up.pngWith our London event growing to become the largest e-disclosure conference in the UK, as well as undergoing a transformation into Relativity Fest London this year, we thought it was time to roll it into our bigger e-discovery conference tradition: sharing our favorite quotes from the speakers (and live-tweeters) after the event.

Read through the notable highlights below, and let us know what stood out to you in the comments or @RelativityFest on Twitter.

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