For government agencies, pilot programs are a great way to experiment with new technology. Frequently, there are questions around implementation, access and overall functionality. Implementing a pilot program allows an agency to identify these challenges early, develop synergy with their provider and define the service model that will be necessary for larger scale adoption.
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.
As we hit the halfway point in a year like no other, now is a good time to take a look at your service provider relationships. Are they meeting your standards – and, for that matter, have your standards changed? Four legal-technologists from CDS had an in-depth discussion on that very topic during the recent webinar, What Have You Done for Me Lately? Examining Your Vendor Relationships.
COVID-19 has disrupted almost all normal business practices, making many activities challenging to handle virtually. Fortunately, eDiscovery can largely continue on pace, thanks to technology and remote collection workflows. Shifting to fully remote or socially distanced collections, whether to accommodate shelter-in-place orders or employee safety concerns, is achievable in most circumstances.
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.
As eDiscovery technology becomes more sophisticated, both small and large companies can feel overwhelmed with the choices and the potential cost. Small companies or law firms usually have little knowledge about which technology will help them review or produce documents most effectively within their budget constraints.
Virtually every company will need to collect and/or transfer data from one location to another at some point. While this may seem to be a routine matter, there are dangers, particularly when it comes to eDiscovery.
Traditionally, document review has been conducted by team of reviewers working together in the same location. Since the review is done electronically, it opens the possibility for virtual or remote review, with people working in different locations.
In this week’s blog post, CDS’s Steve Wang explains how HR teams in the eDiscovery world can optimize workflow and cut down on costs by outsourcing document review to a single team.
As eDiscovery becomes increasingly complex, it requires those handling the collection and review process to have expertise in multiple areas of technology and the law. Vast quantities of data and new data types means eDiscovery team members need to work together more than ever before.
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.
Before any raw or native data can be reviewed for eDiscovery, it must first be “processed.” For those new to eDiscovery, the jargon and steps involved in data processing can be confusing. Our goal is to demystify data processing by describing what happens during this phase of eDiscovery at a high level and explaining some common processing terms and phrases.