A LegalTech panel organised by Xerox XLS gave us the opportunity to hear four well-known judges discuss the use of technology for eDiscovery. Only one of us knew that the subject would become headline news within days, as Judge Peck moved towards his important Opinion in the Da Silva Moore case.
The trouble with predictive coding, as we all know, is that no one can agree on the numbers. Were there 17 sessions at LegalTech in which technology-assisted review played a big part, as somebody said? Or was it 21, as somebody else said? It depends on some collaborative assessment as to what we are measuring.
The number of conference sessions and articles about predictive coding at and around LegalTech did not seem to me to be excessive having regard to its importance and its potential as it then appeared. I went to only one of them, organised by Xerox Litigation Services, my choice dictated partly by the composition of the panel and partly because it was an early morning breakfast session, allowing me to fit it in between an even earlier breakfast and a packed day.
The panel, from left to right in the picture above, comprised US Magistrate Judge Frank Maas, Senior Master Steven Whitaker from the UK, US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, and US Magistrate Judge David Waxse. The moderator was Gabriela Baron of Xerox XLS. Read the rest of this entry »