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    A 2018 Legal Technology Salary Mashup

    A 2018 Legal Technology Salary Mashup

    This new legal technology salary mashup contains general salary data points gathered from an aggregation of publicly available technology and legal technology industry research, reports, and anecdotal evidence.

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    An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2017-2022 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

    An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2017-2022 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

    Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for software and services in the electronic discovery market for the years between 2017 and 2022.

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    Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

    Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software

    In navigating the glittering generalities presented by individuals and organizations seeking to influence eDiscovery software selection decisions, remember that there may be many right choices for your specific needs. Considering those choices through the lens of security, capability, complexity, and cost may help ensure that you not only make the right choice but make the best choice for your needs.

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    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

    The presented listing highlights key industry business moves by sharing the announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company, and acquisition amount (if known) of significant eDiscovery-related mergers, acquisitions, and investments.

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    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 100+Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of eDiscovery providers. This listing is taken primarily from eDiscovery provider mentions in selected key formal industry reports and surveys published between August 2011 and today.

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    Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Technology-Assisted Review

    Extract from article by Russ Beets

    Technology-Assisted Review: Or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love a Computer Program

    Recently, I (Russ Beets) began work on a complex litigation case that had millions of documents to review with many moving parts and quick deadlines that made completing assignments daunting, to say the least. We were divided into teams to tackle different aspects of the review (e.g., first level review for production; QC for privilege and privilege logging; preparation for custodian depositions; preparation of evidence to support our case theories; etc.). My team was tasked with locating documents that would help tell our side of the story and provide evidence for our case theories. We determined that simply running targeted searches to find this evidence was not the best approach, in part because the issues were broadly defined and had multiple subparts, and in part because of the sheer number of documents in the database (over 2.5 million records). As an alternative, we decided to utilize technology-assisted review or “TAR” (also known in the industry as predictive coding). Even though I have practiced law for less than 20 years (and don’t consider myself to be “old” per se), I will admit to being a bit “old-school” when it comes to assisted review – likely out of nothing more than a misplaced fear that these types of technologies would make my job obsolete. However, after learning more about the process and using TAR for several weeks in a row, I came to the realization that it is meant to assist attorneys and streamline review, and is certainly not my replacement.

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    LawGeex 2018 Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide for In-House Counsel

    Extract from Report

    The legal technology space has exploded, bringing unprecedented disruption to the $600 billion global legal services market. Each month dozens of companies burst onto the scene promising to transform daily legal tasks, and the pace of transformation is only accelerating. Funding of companies has increased. Consolidation and acquisitions are continuing. Meanwhile, adoption of the latest technology among in-house lawyers has become mainstream.

    The In-House Counsel’s Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide 2018 reflects these major developments.

    The fully updated and revised guide features 16 categories of legal technology, from contract drafting, eDiscovery, and digital signature, to prediction and litigation technology. The guide includes interviews with the world’s leading in-house teams, legal experts, and the latest research on the market, but remains focused on what this means for the in-house legal buyer in 2018.

    The 16 categories covered in this 85-page report include:

    • Contract Drafting
    • Contract Review
    • Digital Signature
    • Contract Management
    • Legal and Matter Management
    • Contract Due Diligence
    • Legal Research
    • eDiscovery
    • Prediction and Litigation Technology
    • Intellectual Property
    • Expertise Automation
    • eBilling
    • Legal Analytics
    • Simple Task Management
    • Communications
    • Online Training for In-House Counsel

    In the category of eDiscovery, recommended offerings include:

    • Logikcull
    • Onna
    • Relativity
    • OpenText
    • Zapproved
    • Exterro
    • Microsoft Office 365 for eDiscovery

    Additional recommendations in the eDiscovery category listed as The Best of the Rest include:

    • Inventus Luminosity
    • Percipient
    • Catalyst

    eDiscovery vendor listings in the report’s Legal AI Landscape chart (page 11) include:

    • Advanced Discovery
    • Brainspace
    • Catalyst
    • Disco
    • Everlaw
    • NexLP
    • Onna
    • OpenText
    • Relativity
    • Text IQ
    • Veritone

    The report notes several interesting eDiscovery market data points to include:

    • In eDiscovery, an established pattern of consolidation continued.
    • The eDiscovery market is set to hit $18.49 billion.
    • In recent years law departments have found that bringing eDiscovery in-house can substantially reduce discovery costs, which account for as much as 70% of the cost of any legal action.

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    Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Technology-Assisted Review
    Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Technology-Assisted Review

    Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) is a concept-based method of document coding that leverages machine…

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    Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem
    Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

    A non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots …

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    Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018
    Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018

    A selection of five articles shared regularly to inform and update legal and information technology …

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