by Maureen O'NeillJuly 26, 2014
As most litigants are painfully aware, document review – even when managed efficiently and cost-effectively – often is the most expensive component of discovery. And in many cases the “second-pass” review of relevant documents for privilege, and the capture of information about privileged documents for the privilege log, becomes the most costly aspect of document review.
by Maureen O'NeillMarch 20, 2014
Putting Statistics to Work in eDiscovery: Use Cases for Incorporating Statistical Sampling and Analysis
In two prior posts, I first made the case that all litigators need to understand some basic statistics, and then provided a primer on the key statistical concepts in ediscovery they should know. In this final post in the statistical sampling series, I suggest some of the best opportunities for incorporating statistical sampling and statistical analysis into discovery efforts.
by Maureen O'NeillFebruary 21, 2014
The saga of Stephen Glass is juicy. When it comes to admission to the California bar, being “earnest” isn’t enough. As the California Supreme Court recently reiterated, members of the bar must demonstrate good moral character, including the traits of “honesty, fairness, candor, trustworthiness, [and] observance of fiduciary responsibility.”
by Maureen O'NeillJanuary 30, 2014
So much of what we talk about in the e-Discovery space these days focuses on what’s new and exciting, and what cutting-edge technology promises to revolutionize the way we conduct document discovery. But it’s important not to forget one of the core components of discovery today, even in those cases that deploy the latest advanced technology: human document review. Virtually every litigation or regulatory matter involves some degree of document review.
by Amy HinzmannJanuary 27, 2014
This paper details the steps involved in developing and executing a high-quality document review. It explores how to build a sound review process, and optimize the available human and technology resources, to achieve a defensible review that satisfies a litigant’s document discovery obligations.