A century ago, French novelist Marcel Proust wrote: “The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.” Proust’s was an era of miraculous new technologies — electric lights, cars, telephones, airplanes, movies. These strange inventions first bewildered and intimidated, then extended humans’ reach and let us bear witness to a larger world. We integrated those technologies into our lives and now confidently reach for a switch, a phone, or the steering wheel because we know what those things do and how to use them. Today, thanks to computing, the internet, and social networking, we daily behold the hundred universes that others behold. Today’s lawyers, judges, and others in the judicial process need new eyes for a new century.
Despite this guidance, some attorneys may feel overwhelmed by the current state of predictive coding technology and they will be inclined to remain on the sidelines until the technology and case law evolve. If you find yourself in the “wait-and-see” camp, this article just might convince you that the time to try predictive coding has arrived. Here in Part 2, the top 3 eDiscovery & compliance predictive coding use cases for the “risk-averse” attorney are discussed. Each of the use cases summarizes different situations where users may be able to reap the rewards of predictive coding while minimizing the risk of something going wrong.
Today EDRM published a new Metrics Model that replaces the iconic Metrics Cube originally published in January 2010. The EDRM Metrics Model provides a framework for planning, preparation, execution and follow-up of e-discovery matters and projects by showing the relationship between the e-discovery process and how information, activities and outcomes may be measured.
In-house counsel render legal advice and lead e-discovery and compliance efforts every day. But now, it turns out, they can also tell you where the nearest Apple store is, too. If there were any doubts that iPhones and iPads—not to mention Android- and Windows-based mobile devices—have become a force within law departments, Corporate Counsel ‘s 2013 technology survey dispels them. Mobile is here, and it’s hot. It also may be steering law departments toward trouble.