CDS was proud to be a Gold Ambassador at the 10th Annual EDI Leadership Summit which went virtual for the first time. The organizers do a great job of bringing together the right people seeking to solve problems with the aid of technology, and we always appreciate the opportunity to participate.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
In the U.S., the ABA has estimated that document review alone accounts for more than 80 percent of total litigation spend, totaling tens of billions of dollars per year. As data becomes more varied and complex and volumes increase, that number is only going to rise. The dominance of social media, the increased use of short form multichannel messaging platforms, and even the growing popularity of podcasts have only widened the scope of what is considered fair game for discovery.
On large, time-consuming projects, a kick-off call is a great way of investing a small amount of time upfront to save energy long-term.
The potential uses for Relativity’s Legal Hold technology stretch past not just the discovery process, but even beyond a legal context.
Implementation of GDPR, as with SOX, will lead your company to being more credible, more secure and more accountable, and your company will come out stronger.
A common misconception is that the legal industry and the law are by definition reactive.
CDS encourages individual employees to pursue Relativity specialty certifications. We’re proud to have several employees who have achieved the highest designation – Relativity Master.
Since the amount and complexity of data will only continue to increase, what does that mean for the future of eDiscovery and the role of lawyers in helping to use and manage information? We are at a turning point where lawyers in corporations need to think about not just where their companies’ data resides, but also what is in the data and how to manage it before it’s needed for litigation.
A 2017 federal case took a new look at how eDiscovery really works, resulting in the granting of full recovery of a prevailing party’s eDiscovery expenses.
A couple of months ago, a big change in eDiscovery happened and hardly anyone seemed to notice. The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) went into effect “to test whether early substantial disclosure of information can reduce litigation costs and shorten the time for case resolution.” The Program significantly cuts down the time for discovery so firms need to understand how it will apply to their cases.
As the volume of electronically stored information continues to increase, cost conscious law firms and corporate legal departments are beginning to scrutinize their eDiscovery budgets. This article shares several often overlooked ways to reduce eDiscovery costs while making the most of the smart technology and expert advice providers are able to offer.
The Florida Supreme Court made several changes to require attorneys to learn about technology. In addition to mandating technology-related CLE programs, it clarified that competent representation encompasses safeguarding confidential information relating to the representation, including, but not limited to, electronic transmissions and communications. As a result of these revisions, there was renewed emphasis on technology at the recent Florida Bar convention. As more bar associations require technology competence, attorneys need to take steps to educate themselves.