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 Maureen O'NeillDecember 13, 2013
As we moved into an era of electronic documents, firms deployed information security measures, but by and large, those safeguards were not particularly robust. But generally, these data security protocols were good enough for clients, and therefore good enough for the firms. Times have changed. Law firms now realize that information security must be a top priority, for several reasons.
by Maureen O'NeillNovember 27, 2013
There’s a tired old joke out there among lawyers, many of whom sputter and wave their arms in protest when asked to engage in anything involving math: “But I went to law school to avoid math!” But for litigators engaged in discovery, math is no joke. In fact, to competently represent their clients, attorneys must acquire a basic working knowledge of a few key statistical concepts.
by Amy HinzmannSeptember 25, 2013
The authors of Predictive Coding, Storytelling and God: Narrative Understanding in e-Discovery examine sources from philosophy and psychology to make the case for the centrality of narrative, storytelling in e-Discovery, in constructing and anchoring the theory of relevance to be applied by human reviewers in a document review litigation matter.
by Amy HinzmannJuly 26, 2013
Nick Milton, who writes an informative blog about knowledge management, posted a short piece recently on the effective use of decision logs in project management. Because decision logs are a standard practice in all DiscoverReady-managed reviews, I read his post with an eye to whether we could improve or expand on our decision logging practices. I’m pleased to report that we seem to be in sync with Nick.