by Maureen O'NeillJune 11, 2014
Predictive coding reigned as the hot topic of conversation in legal technology circles over the last few years, but its preeminence soon may be over. Information governance now features prominently in the commentary of thought-leading lawyers and legal technologists. But what exactly is information governance? And what are the implications for e-discovery?
by Maureen O'NeillFebruary 10, 2014
Although the rules of professional conduct applicable to the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) are no different than the rules governing traditional paper discovery, there are some aspects of e-discovery that give rise to unique ethical considerations. This white paper explores several of the most common, and most thorny, of those concerns — the Top 5 ethical issues in e-discovery.
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.