One of my recurring themes is that lawyers ought at least to understand what eDiscovery tools exist and what they do. You do not need the express obligations imposed by professional and court rules to feel obliged to know something about means of getting the job done responsibly and proportionately.
These days, you do not need to make an appointment to see a demonstration of eDiscovery software. It can be arranged for you as a web demo, either specifically for you or available for you to look at in your own time.
One such is the XERA Introductory Demo which is a video capture of one of Mike Fedorowski’s regular webinars. It takes you through the screens and functions in a plain, straightforward way, without the dramatic tones and aural razzmatazz which spoils so many such demos.
XERA is one of the more attractive-looking platforms available. Whether you are an experienced user of other platforms or one who merely want to understand the broad capabilities of software of this kind, this demo is very good way to cover the ground.