Managing remote document review teams can be challenging. Fortunately, advanced data visualizations like those in CDS Vision can help with data-centric staffing decisions by tracking reviewer performance, accuracy, and automated QC.
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Narrowing down the universe of relevant documents as quickly as possible to expedite review and production is the greatest challenge in any eDiscovery matter. AutoRank allows clients to fully realize the benefits of Relativity Active Learning at any stage of the search, review, and production process while maintaining the flexibility to review documents based on matter-specific production priorities.
Overturn reporting can be a tedious, manual process, often performed on a weekly basis to avoid excessive professional service charges. AutoTracker integrates with the RelativityOne workspace to automate the process of tracking and reporting reviewer overturns.
Like many businesses, CDS had to pivot to managing workers and client relationships remotely when COVID started. While we had some experience with virtual document reviews prior to the pandemic, it was not to the extent that we faced in March 2020.
In March 2020, as offices around the world closed due to the global pandemic, CDS transitioned to fully remote document reviews. One year later, we have learned many lessons about what works and where adjustments and improvements can still be made.
When addressing document review in the Federal space, agencies can come up against serious challenges. From budgetary limitations to data security, ramping up a team of attorneys to review documents on a tight time frame and on projects with ever changing scope can seem like a daunting undertaking for stakeholders and contract officers alike.
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.
In eDiscovery, it can be very helpful to conduct a preliminary analysis of the communications of the key parties. By doing so in the early stages of a matter or investigation, reviewers can gain insights on the individuals and discussions that may be most relevant.
While companies and law firms grapple with putting certain projects on hold due to the coronavirus, eDiscovery can move forward using CDS Managed Review technology. Our new enhanced capabilities are available to all clients providing secure remote access to team members to keep eDiscovery on schedule.
Data analytics tools such as those provided by Relativity Analytics offer the means to make document review more efficient and accurate, which ultimately saves corporations and law firms time and money.
While there is no perfect process and the parties may need to go beyond using search terms to find relevant documents, implementing a few tips and tricks when using search terms can make a big difference in the time and money spent on review.
Relativity provides many helpful features that improve the eDiscovery review process, including Early Case Assessment and Data Analytics.