Category Archives: Early Case Assessment

LexisNexis Counsel to Counsel Forum – lawyers staying close to the business and its information

My title reflects two themes of interest (that is, they interested me) at the LexisNexis Counsel to Counsel Forum 2013 which took place in Brighton in November. One was about lawyers (whether internal or external) understanding the business for which … Continue reading

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The Jackson Reforms encourage proportionate eDisclosure / eDiscovery in any jurisdiction

I am taking part in a panel discussion at LegalTech next week with Integreon and kCura on the subject of the Jackson Reforms. We will emphasise that the rule changes generally reflect duties to which lawyers are subject anyway, and … Continue reading

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TransPerfect acquires Digital Reef for fast processing and ECA tools

In my recent article ILTA 2012 Part 3 – Some market observations I said this: There are rumours of at least one significant acquisition – by “significant”, I mean that a major player will buy a strong but smaller niche … Continue reading

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Early Data Assessment – a webinar with AccessData and Apersee

I took part in a webinar yesterday with Caitlin Murphy of AccessData, Tom Gelbmann and George Socha of Apersee, and Chad Papenfuss of the Federal Trade Commission. Our subject was Early Data Assessment and the title we gave to it … Continue reading

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Proof Finder: 1,000 Nuix licenses at $100 for charity – you learn eDiscovery while others learn to read

EDiscovery software provider Nuix has come up with an imaginative plan which simultaneously provides lawyers and others with hands-on opportunities to develop technical eDiscovery skills and helps increase literacy skills to children in developing countries. Like so many imaginative plans, … Continue reading

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Digital Reef Panel at the Masters Conference – Early Case Assessment: is it working?

I was a member of a Masters Conference panel brought together by Digital Reef to discuss the question whether early case assessment is working as a way of saving time and money in litigation, as well as for improving its … Continue reading

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Another London doorway to Equivio technology

Legastat is the latest London-based e-disclosure services provider to offer Equivio’s technology for speeding up the identification of redundant data and enabling early case assessment. It is not the only such provider, and the same technology is available as integrated … Continue reading

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Roundup of The Masters Conference 2010

“We have been travelling since we saw you last. We have been in America, entertaining the Americans whose need, let’s face it, is greater even than yours. Of course when we’re over there we say that the other way round” … Continue reading

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London litigation support party coincides with eDisclosure Practice Direction launch

I believe that it was a coincidence that almost the entire UK litigation support industry gathered at the Larder in Clerkenwell on the evening before eDisclosure Practice Direction 31B passed into the rules. I do not mean that the presence … Continue reading

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Turning e-discovery news and views into a community of interest

Those of us who work in e-discovery / e-disclosure get better and better at passing information and views between ourselves.  Web sites, blogs and Twitter allow us to keep up with developments – new products, company news and cases – … Continue reading

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Far and wide eDiscovery at the Chilli IQ conference in Sydney

Sometimes an unconscious theme develops during conferences. Appropriately, perhaps, given the “IQ” element in the organiser’s name, the point which recurred in Sydney was the use of human intelligence in parallel with the processing power and clever technology to get … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference for Australian Discovery review

I have already reported that the Australian Attorney General has commissioned a review of  discovery laws. We now have sight of the formal Terms of Reference which embed the purpose of the review firmly in the title – “to improve … Continue reading

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Early case assessment still alive and well

One of the odder suggestions which I heard at CEIC 2010 in Las Vegas was that “early case assessment” was yesterday’s idea and that it was time to move on to the next one. On reflection, I decided that the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Recommind as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is very good to be able to extend a warm welcome to Recommind as a new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. As the focus for e-Discovery / e-Disclosure turns increasingly on to the way companies collect and manage … Continue reading

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Free use of Equivio Early Case Assessment Software for up to one million documents

Equivio is offering to make its early case assessment application Equivio>Relevance available to a limited number of participants in what they call the Equivio>Relevance Challenge – see the press release and sign-up page for details. Most lawyers can understand the … Continue reading

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A proper welcome to Applied Discovery as a new sponsor

I promised a proper welcome to Applied Discovery when I put up a short post on 16 February to draw attention to the arrival of their logo. These Welcome posts are generally the only occasion when I invite collaboration on … Continue reading

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Legal Inc takes Digital Reef

Amongst the many applications at LegalTech which I was invited to look at but could not fit in was Digital Reef, which allows organisations to identify, collect, process, analyse and review data in place. The advantage of this, obviously, is … Continue reading

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There is more to FTI Technology than Attenex and Ringtail

My self-imposed job description involves flitting between all the players in the electronic disclosure / electronic discovery world, picking up information and ideas from one place and dropping them in another. I talk to judges, lawyers and technology suppliers, read … Continue reading

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CaseCentral CARtoon – what drives Toyota’s eDiscovery purchasing strategy

CaseCentral’s Case in Point cartoon series maintains its quality with this week’s one in which Toyota explains what drives its eDiscovery purchasing strategy. I spotted a judge at LegalTech wearing a No Processing badge which emanated (anonymously) from CaseCentral.  Full … Continue reading

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Some statistics from Equivio>Relevance

I have recently written a white paper about Equivio>Relevance and was subsequently interviewed about it by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel – both if these can be found on Equivio’s publications page. A recent article by Marisa Peacock on CMSWire called Equivio … Continue reading

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FTI Technology 2009 IDC Survey defines the eDiscovery challenges

FTI Technology will be out in force at LegalTech, as you would expect from a  company whose range of products and services cover the full range of eDiscovery problems and solutions. They commissioned an IDC survey which was published in … Continue reading

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Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance – chaining law firms and clients together

A series of announcements from Autonomy coincide with what I see as the coming developments in the UK and elsewhere, enabling the lawyers to work collaboratively with clients. As one would expect, Autonomy has come up with a series of … Continue reading

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Guidance Software launches EnCase eDiscovery 4 with help from Twitter and YouTube

Guidance Software has released EnCase E-Discovery 4, which offers a pre-collection analytics capability as well as the ability to analyse and review ESI throughout the key discovery processes – during a legal hold, during forensic data collection, post- collection, during … Continue reading

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Anacomp ECA Webinar 20 January – measuring and managing eDiscovery

A reminder that Anacomp, owners of review platform CaseLogistix, have a live webinar today, Wednesday 20 January, called Beyond the Buzz: Measuring and Managing eDiscovery with Early Case Assessment. Tom O’Connor and Chuck Kellner, along with Chris Smith, Senior Product … Continue reading

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Interview with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel about Equivio>Relevance

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel has published an interview based on a long conversation which I had with them before Christmas. The title is Trainable E-Discovery Software Offers Cost Savings and the subject is Equivio>Relevance. The main theme of the interview was … Continue reading

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Gartner, Hong Kong and civil servants inspire reader comments

Recent comments from readers cover the Gartner report on the litigation software market, the state of play in Hong Kong, and the bright light which has suddenly been shone on the need for government departments to approach electronic disclosure in … Continue reading

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Gartner points to non-US E-Discovery market growth

Gartner predicts an eDiscovery software market worth $1.2 billion in 2010. More than 10% of that will be outside the US. Software suppliers may be ready to run with this, but where are the skilled people? Gartner’s report of 16 … Continue reading

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IQPC New York – minimizing risks, costs and challenges

Minimizing risks, costs and challenges is the title of the IQPC eDiscovery conference taking place in New York from 7 to 9 December 2009. I will not be there, but the agenda offers more opportunities than its title suggests. I … Continue reading

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Strategic alliance allows 7Safe to host Anacomp’s CaseLogistix

What is the seating etiquette if you go to a wedding knowing both parties? Do you have to make an invidious choice between one side of the church and the other? Perhaps you sit in the aisle or hang from … Continue reading

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Welcome to Stratify as new Project sponsor

I am very pleased to welcome electronic discovery software company Stratify as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. Their addition to the list of sponsors coincides with the opening of their London office and data centre, as well as … Continue reading

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Jackson Litigation Costs Review consultation ends

A few seconds before midnight on Friday, an e-mail arrived from Abigail Pilkington, the Clerk to the Review of Civil Litigation Costs. It was a bit eerie, really. The East Wing of the Royal Courts of Justice is a cavernous, … Continue reading

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Once bitten is twice shy – but you may find that things have changed

My experience of trying voice recognition software again after a failed experiment some years ago, has messages for those who have not caught up with developments in litigation support software. I have come back to voice recognition software after many … Continue reading

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Australia at the centre of the discovery world

The default map of the world shows Britain in the middle and near the top, with Alaska at top left and New Zealand at bottom right. Perhaps that is because Europe invented the Greenwich Meridian; maybe it is a legacy … Continue reading

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Graphical display of thesaurus terms

The graphical display of discovery / disclosure information has been one of the most interesting developments in software designed for search of all kinds. It is specifically so for litigation document review purposes and, perhaps even more so, for early … Continue reading

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Anacomp gets unqualified SAS 70 Type II security certification

Anacomp, which owns the litigation review platform CaseLogistix, has received a full unqualified SAS Type II certification for its hosting and operations centre at Herndon, Virginia. SAS 70 is an auditing standard established by the American Institute of Certified Public … Continue reading

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Have the Woolf reforms worked?

An article in the Times of 9 April had the title Have the Woolf reforms worked? Written by Lawrence West QC, it makes an uncompromising start with the assertion in the first paragraph that “the reforms — known as the … Continue reading

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Welcome to FTI Technology as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is very good to welcome FTI Technology as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. FTI Technology is a segment of FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, and brings immense resources to bear on the acquisitions and … Continue reading

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KordaMentha picks EnCase from Guidance Software for Australian eDiscovery

Like sport and so much else, the idea of proving a legal case by discovery of documents is an old English concept which was adopted wherever the English had a hand in establishing a system of law. America kept it … Continue reading

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Catching up with KPMG

Part of the function of the e-Disclosure Information Project is to keep up with what the providers of software and services are doing. Given my emphasis on the human aspects of this business (which recurs in this blog and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Zander sees his Woolf CPR predictions justified

Michael Zander QC, now Emeritus Professor at the LSE, was a forthright and eloquent critic of the Woolf reforms which led to the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999. Few took much notice of his predictions, least of all Lord Woolf. … Continue reading

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Autonomy panel at LegalTech points to proactive clients – and lawyers

Panel sessions at LegalTech and other conferences combine the best of all worlds so far as I am concerned. The burden is distributed – the moderator has to have a plan and the ability to herd the speakers through it, … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure Taster Menu in Bristol

I went down to Bristol last week with a group of electronic disclosure suppliers at the invitation of the Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association. The aim, as in Birmingham last year, was not just to talk about electronic disclosure, … Continue reading

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Judge Facciola LegalTech messages are for UK as well as US lawyers

There was something almost surreal about the discovery that the LegalTech organisers had failed to record US Magistrate Judge John Facciola’s keynote speech, given that Facciola regularly delivers Opinions castigating parties either for faulty decisions about technology or for technological … Continue reading

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LegalTech lessons for lawyers from extinct species

Only one practising UK commercial lawyer came to LegalTech in New York. Recession hit the litigation support industry before our eyes. One of the recurring themes there was that the clients are taking discovery in house.  Down the road we … Continue reading

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Autonomy to buy Interwoven

I am not much into instant journalism, but it is nevertheless good to be able to report on the big stories as they happen. Just my luck, then, to be stuck on a train with a day full of back-to-back … Continue reading

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Autonomy CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the UK’s Management Today in its Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2009 list. The ranking takes account of a wide range of historic and projected factors – not just … Continue reading

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Identify early and co-operate in 2009

As I sign off for Christmas, I would like to thank all those who have sponsored, supported or in any other way encouraged the e-Disclosure Information Project in 2008 and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New … Continue reading

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