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Selecting TAR Software and Service Providers?

Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is useful for many tasks within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), with one of its central applications being its use in determining the relevancy of documents in the review stage of eDiscovery in support of document production obligations. To engage in the management of this important workflow, the producing party needs access to TAR software and the decision on what software to use goes hand-in-hand with the service provider selection.

The Cost of Cookies in Bavaria: A Data Protection Authority Audit

The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the German state of Bavaria announced it was considering fining a number of companies under the GDPR for their website cookie practices. The Bavarian DPA’s action potentially signals that cookies, user tracking, and online advertising are not a ‘tech industry issue,’ but instead a priority issue for companies irrespective of their industry – and one that can carry GDPR fine risk.

Luminance Raises $10M From Existing Investors

Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, has raised $10m from existing investors Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May, valuing the company at $100m. The funds will be used to support Luminance’s recent product expansion and global growth, with the company now having four offerings, five global offices and over 70 employees since launching in 2016.

Visionaries, Street Sweepers, and Product Management

Visionary product managers will often aim to influence the development cycle in ways that end up being detrimental to the process. Startups don’t need a visionary product manager. They need someone who appreciates their role as a street sweeper, prioritizes well, embraces what they don’t know, and invests in relationships.

SALI Alliance Announces Matter Standard

The SALI standard offers a unique coding for matters and simplifies how they can be managed, while improving our data analytics and reporting, digitizing procedures – moving the needle with measurable value. Legal departments are accelerating the innovation process and the SALI standard is an enabler to that end.

EDRM Releases Technology-Assisted Review Guidelines

EDRM has released a comprehensive set of guidelines that aim to objectively define and explain technology-assisted review for members of the judiciary and the legal profession. The TAR Guidelines represent the first step in a multifaceted effort to develop a broad understanding of TAR and to encourage its adoption. Under the auspices of the Bolch Judicial Institute and EDRM, a second document, a protocol for when and under what circumstances TAR should be used, is currently being developed by a drafting team of 40 judges, lawyers, and e-discovery experts who attended a 2017 conference focused on TAR best practices, hosted by Duke and EDRM.

ILTA UK eDisclosure Exchange Protocol

A working party from the ILTA UK Litigation Support Special Interest Group has been working on developing an ILTA exchange protocol, along with a set of guidance notes. The aim of the protocol is to provide a document that incorporates the best practices for exchanging eDisclosure information.

[Legal Education Webcast] Active Learning in eDiscovery: From Analytics to Outcomes

This expert presentation will help eDiscovery professionals understand how to appropriately apply active learning to audits, investigations, and litigation by explaining how active learning works, what are the best situations and practices for its use, and how it has been successfully employed to help legal teams speed and shape positive eDiscovery outcomes.

The State of Legal Tech: A View From Up North

“Just like the fog of war, there seems to be a lot going on out there with legal tech, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with all the players. Like the boom, it has become nearly impossible to sort out what’s real and what’s just good marketing.”