How Is Legal Technology Advancing In 2016?

The threshold of technical savvy required to adopt e-discovery technology remains really high, and as the technology continues to advance, that threshold only becomes higher.


Extract from article by Ed Sohn published by Above The LawIn the midst of this sprawling throng, what I found most interesting was the discussions around how to make e-discovery more accessible. No one disputes that e-discovery technology is going to new and exciting places. But the threshold of technical savvy required to adopt e-discovery technology remains really high, and as the technology continues to advance, that threshold only becomes higher. How can the technical threshold be so high for something that is a mandatory part of almost all commercial litigation? It’s the bizarre underlying problem that fuels a massive e-discovery industry (over $10 billion by some estimates!).

How do you solve this problem? Some people focus on deep education for legal professionals. Others believe this can be insourced with more control for in-house legal departments, or outsourced completely to managed services shops. My company is focused on making the software easier to use and less intimidating for the average, non-savvy lawyer. One way or another, people are starting to really pay attention to this idea of bridging the adoption gap in e-discovery.

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