Category Archives: Predictive Coding

kCura’s London Relativity Fest on 25 April

kCura has organised a London event since 2013. It has had various names since then, most recently the “Relativity Spring Roadshow”, but I was not the only one who always thought of it as Relativity Fest London in line with kCura’s … Continue reading

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Getting informed about choosing to work differently at the British Legal Technology Forum ’17

I have not been before to the British Legal Technology Forum. Most of the events I attend have eDiscovery / eDisclosure at their heart, and I had sensed (perhaps wrongly) that most of the exhibitors and the talks have been … Continue reading

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Two kCura summaries from Legaltech

kCura is very good at producing summaries of discussions and events both as they occur (usually by tweets from David Horrigan) and by collecting and publishing that instant output in summary form. If I pick two of kCura’s summaries from Legaltech, it … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the British Legal Technology Forum ’17 on 14 March

The British Legal Technology Forum ’17 brings together people from the legal and commercial technology sectors to discuss the systems, strategies, processes and platforms which will be relevant to law firms and legal businesses in the near future. Its agenda … Continue reading

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Data protection, TAR and data security dominate my corner of Legaltech

I have already written short holding post about Legaltech (Not yet my Legaltech report) which includes links to posts by others. This article focuses on my own small corner of this vast event. Oh, and yes, I know it was … Continue reading

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Off to Legaltech New York for the eleventh time

Some of what I say here will be familiar to long-term readers, but it seems worth recapitulating my reasons for going to Legaltech (as we will all persist in calling it) and why it is interesting and important. Some pictures from past … Continue reading

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Ralph Losey: the top 22 most interesting [US] eDiscovery opinions of 2016

As I sit contemplating collecting together the 2016 eDisclosure-related judgments from England and Wales, I have to admire Ralph Losey who kicked off the year with a 30,000+ word essay on the Top 22 most interesting US eDiscovery cases of … Continue reading

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From pillar to post – the eDiscovery conferences at the end of 2016

If I did not write up each of the conferences and events of the closing months of 2016 as they happened, that is only partly because the end of each one seemed merely to herald the preparations for the next. Aggregating … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted review in Australia – two cases and a Practice Note all worth considering elsewhere

Australia has now joined the common law jurisdictions in which courts have permitted the use of technology-assisted review and got involved in prescribing the mechanics. In one case it was the judge who was the first to raise the subject. The courts … Continue reading

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Interview: Phil Favro talks about CTRL’s initiatives on TAR and Information Governance

CTRL is an industry forum dedicated to advancing the discussion on the use of technology and analytics in the practice of law. Its sponsors include Relativity and Recommind (now OpenText) At Relativity Fest I interviewed Philip Favro of both eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Interview: Dan Wyatt of RPC on cooperation in the Pyrrho predictive coding case

At Relativity Fest, I moderated a panel on predictive coding whose members included two of the lawyers on opposite sides in the Pyrrho litigation. The parties to Pyrrho had first debated whether or not to use predictive coding and, then, … Continue reading

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INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels on 7-8 November

I am looking forward to taking part once again in the INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress on 7-8 November 2016. This event, originally set up in Prague by the engaging Frederick Gyebi-Ababio, is taking place in Brussels for the second year … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Peck on the potential increase in the take-up of technology-assisted review

ILTA at the beginning of September gave me a good opportunity to interview US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck about the growing use of technology-assisted review in litigation. Judge Peck had recently given his opinion in the Hyles case to the … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of kCura on predictive coding, GDPR and other Relativity Fest attractions

I caught up with David Horrigan at ILTA. He is eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura and gets involved in that capacity in planning for the legal practice sessions at Relativity Fest. This interview is about those sessions. … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of Recommind on predictive coding after Pyrrho

Hal Marcus is Discovery Attorney and Director of Product Marketing at Recommind (now OpenText). I caught up with him in London in May, after the publication of the judgment in Pyrrho by which the English court approved the use of … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes public comment version of TAR Case Law Primer

The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of The Sedona Conference TAR Case Law Primer, a comprehensive review of court decisions addressing the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) and civil discovery. Although the primary focus is inevitably on … Continue reading

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Jenny Le of FRONTEO talks about the management of predictive coding cases after Pyrrho

Jennie Le is SVP Global Operations at FRONTEO USA (formerly UBIC). She was in London shortly after the publication of the UK judgment in Pyrrho which gave court blessing to the parties’ agreement to use predictive coding. Since this interview, … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery at Relativity Fest

There is, of course, much more happening at kCura’s Relativity Fest than technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery, the two things referred to in my heading. That’s just what I am participating in – there are more than 85 sessions in all … Continue reading

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Judge Peck declines to order a party to use TAR. What would an English judge have done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City. I think that an English court would have made the order in analogous circumstances. I … Continue reading

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Recommind is now OpenText

An article by Mark Barrenechea, CEO and CTO of OpenText, with the heading OpenText Expands eDiscovery, Content Analytics, and Cloud with Recommind Acquisition marks the completion of OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind. OpenText is already a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management … Continue reading

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Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald: eDiscovery in Ireland and the Irish Bank Resolution case

Karyn Harty is the Partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who won the predictive coding argument in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. I interviewed her recently about that case and about the wider subject of eDiscovery in Ireland. Taking the … Continue reading

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FTI recorded webinar: predictive coding – the future of document review

FTI Consulting recently broadcast a webinar in conjunction with The Lawyer with the title Predictive coding – the future of document review? Its focus was the use of predictive coding technology in the UK, spurred by the judicial approval given … Continue reading

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No surprises on either side as OpenText acquires Recommind

If I say that OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind, announced yesterday, is unsurprising, that does not make it uninteresting or unimportant. There have been rumours of an acquisition by the one and of the other for some time, although the names … Continue reading

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Now we have a contested predictive coding application succeeding in the UK

Yesterday morning, I moderated a panel at the IICE Summit on the subject of Pyrrho and predictive coding. Even as we were talking, the court was delivering a judgment in another case in favour of a party seeking to use … Continue reading

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Recommind panel session: predictive coding and life after Pyrrho

The judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors was delivered on 16 February, and Recommind was quick off the mark to get a discussion panel organised for 15 March. The crypt of St Paul’s was packed … Continue reading

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Reacting to the reactions to the Pyrrho predictive coding judgment

My reaction to the judgment in Pyrrho? About bloody time too. There, that’s that done. Oh. You want more than that. Um.. Because, as you know, I spent my whole life looking at Twitter, I saw Taylor Wessing’s story about … Continue reading

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Bob Tennant of Recommind: it’s about finding the documents that matter

It is of course a good thing that the eDiscovery software market offers competing solutions to clients. Competition means choice; it also means that software providers must strive to keep invention up and costs down. It is equally true that … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services: corporate involvement in eDiscovery, TAR implementations and eDiscovery managed services

Gabriela Baron, Esq. is Senior Vice President at Xerox Litigation Services. Xerox Litigation Services offers a range of eDiscovery solutions including software, services and consulting increasingly (as we will see below) to corporate clients. Its software includes the Viewpoint Software, OmniX … Continue reading

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Part 2 of iCONECT white paper: 4 reasons why they say you shouldn’t use predictive review

I wrote here about a webinar produced by iCONECT, makers of the iCONECT-XERA review platform, in which iCONECT addresses some of the reasons – excuses may be a better word – which lawyers give for not using predictive review. That webinar … Continue reading

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An interview with US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck is a tireless promoter of eDiscovery best practices. Although best known for his Da Silva Moore and Rio Tinto Opinions on the use of technology-assisted review, he is authoritative also on subjects as diverse as … Continue reading

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The judgment and some newspaper comment on the Irish TAR case

If you read my article TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland, you will have concluded that I had a copy of the judgment in Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd v Sean Quinn and ors about the … Continue reading

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TAR-red with the same brush in the US and Ireland

The last few days have brought us significant court rulings in the US and in Dublin about the use of technology which is variously called predictive coding, technology-assisted review, computer-assisted review, and other names indicative of the joint application of … Continue reading

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What have the futurists ever done for us?

The agenda for ILTA INSIGHT in London on 14 November includes a full programme designed to appeal to legal practitioners in every area of practice. There is also a speech by legal and business futurist Rohit Talwar. What can we … Continue reading

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UK judges and predictive coding – open to any proportionate suggestion

Charles Christian’s Legal IT Insider has been hosting a discussion about the likely reaction of case managing judges to the proposed use of technology like predictive coding. The starting point is a thoughtful article by Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel of … Continue reading

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Global Aerospace predictive coding results approved by judge

Step-by-step, predictive coding is gaining the acceptance in US litigation which was anticipated for it during last year. The latest advance is that the judge in Global Aerospace Inc. et al., v. Landow Aviation, L.P. dba Dulles Jet Center, et … Continue reading

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Milberg sets out comprehensive arguments in favour of technology assisted review

I do not often look at an article and wish that I had written it, but that was my reaction to a comprehensive piece written by a team from law firm Milberg. Called Technology Assisted Review from the Plaintiffs’ Side … Continue reading

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Ralph Losey on the Georgetown TAR / CAR / Predictive Coding panels

How can we make Predictive Coding / Technology Assisted Review / Computer Assisted Review, accessible to potential users when we cannot even agree on a name for it? I favour predictive coding because it refers unambiguously to a specific class … Continue reading

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The main messages from eDiscovery Ireland 2012 in Dublin

I have written an introductory piece which gave a context to the excellent eDiscovery Ireland 2012 conference which took place last week in Dublin – see eDiscovery in Ireland – coming from behind gives opportunities to get it right. The overall … Continue reading

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Judicial activism: Delaware judge orders both sides to use predictive coding

I am all for judicial activism, and certainly for judicial endorsement of the informed (and preferably consensual) use by litigation parties of a range of technology tools which have been developed to manage the time and costs of litigation discovery. … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs and Relativity maximise the value of the clients’ own eDisclosure review

How much work should the clients put into their own eDisclosure / eDiscovery? We express caution at the idea that the clients should collect their own data, largely because of the risk that they will damage its integrity in the … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 13 October

Most of these updates on my Google Plus site are from the week ending 6 October. After that, I was at the Masters Conference in Washington and at an event given by Symantec-Clearwell at Tower Bridge, with no time to write. … Continue reading

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FTI Predictive Coding webinar today – what does counsel really think about predictive coding?

FTI Technology is putting on a series of webcasts about predictive coding. The first of them is TODAY at 13.00 ET with the title Survey Results: What Does Counsel Really Think About Predictive Coding? The speakers are Ari Kaplan, Joe Looby of … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems: document review in Hong Kong, Zoom from Equivio and covered in eDJ

eDiscovery provider Epiq Systems seems to be popping up all over the place at the moment. Grouping the various sources together has the benefit, for me as well as for them, that those new to this subject can see how … Continue reading

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Recommind and Fulbright panel debunks predictive coding myths

I have already linked once to Monica Bay’s article Panel Debunks Predictive Coding Myths reporting on a panel discussion between Howard Sklar of Recommind and David Kessler of Fulbright & Jaworski. Both of them were discussing similar points at the Carmel … Continue reading

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Predictive coding on the move

“The move” in my article’s title maybe taken to refer to the advances in the take-up of predictive coding in the last few months. In fact it is me who is moving– I am on a California road trip with … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems London judicial panel points to future of technology-assisted review

The original invitation to Epiq Systems’ panel debate on judicial attitudes to technology assisted review said that the speakers would be Senior Master Whitaker and US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck.  That was enough to have me book my place, but … Continue reading

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Seeing rather too much of London this week

Fate is usually kind enough to give me spaces between the big events and time enough to write them up before the next one. Fate has not been so kind this week: with two major events yet unreported (Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Predictive Coding: video interview with Master Whitaker and an SCL article

Recommind has published a video in which I interview Senior Master Whitaker and Computers & Law has published a related article which I wrote to accompany the video. I try and keep a rough balance in these pages between subjects … Continue reading

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Notes from Hong Kong: Opening dialogue – Barry Murphy of eDJ Group and Craig Carpenter of Recommind

This is a continuation of a series of roughly chronological mini-posts following my recent visit to Hong Kong. And so to the conference itself, in two rooms overlooking the water.   Many events like this take place in gloomy basements, … Continue reading

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Far from the Black Box: explaining Equivio Relevance to Lawyers

The latest addition to Equivio‘s comprehensive set of resources on its smart new website is a paper by me called Far from the Black Box: explaining Equivio Relevance to Lawyers. I am developing a deep dislike of the expression “black … Continue reading

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kCura White Paper: workflow for computer-assisted review in Relativity

kCura has released a short and clear white paper called Understanding the Components of Computer-Assisted Review and the Workflow that Ties Them Together. It has a short foreword from Katey Wood at ESG which takes as its starting point that … Continue reading

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Third Millnet eDisclosure podcast on predictive coding

I have just recorded the third in a series of short podcasts with James Moeskops, managing director at London eDiscovery provider Millnet. It is available here, without any registration forms to complete. The first of these podcasts looked at what … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems to host UK–US judicial discussion in London on technology-assisted review

Epiq Systems have invited Senior Master Steven Whitaker and US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck to take part in a panel discussion about the use of technology-assisted review in litigation. The panel, to be moderated by Epiq’s Laura Kibbe, will take … Continue reading

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A post-Hong Kong holding post

I spent last week in Hong Kong at the Asia eDiscovery Exchange 2012 organised by InnoXcell.  A lot of good stuff came out of that conference and it will take me a while to turn my draft report into a … Continue reading

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Scattershot innuendo and muck – the Defendants respond to the recusal motion in Da Silva Moore

So far as I can see, only two articles have been published so far to report on the defendant’s Memorandum of Law in response to the plaintiff’s motion for the recusal of Judge Peck in Da Silva Moore.  That response … Continue reading

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Interview with James Moeskops of Millnet on Predictive Coding

In the light of Judge Peck’s Da Silva Moore Opinion approving the use of predictive coding in US Federal civil proceedings, I recently interviewed James Moeskops of Millnet about the use of this technology in English courts. The result is … Continue reading

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Peck predictive coding Opinion upheld: does anyone remember what this case is actually about?

It is fascinating to watch a story break on Twitter. The news that District Judge Carter had upheld US Magistrate Judge Peck’s opinion in Da Silva Moore appeared first as a rumour, probably within a few minutes of the promulgation … Continue reading

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Greg Wildisen of Epiq Systems on Predictive Coding in UK eDisclosure

The Society for Computers and Law has published on its website an article by Greg Wildisen, International Managing Director at Epiq Systems with the title E-disclosure: Training Technology. Epiq offers predictive coding through the integration of Equivio’s Relevance product into Epiq’s … Continue reading

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Equivio spells out predictive coding basics on ESIBytes podcast

Yet again, I find myself pointing to one of Karl Schieneman’s ESIBytes podcasts as a source of timely and coherent explanations of topical eDiscovery issues. Predictive coding inevitably dominates at the moment, thanks to the coincidence of the Da Silva … Continue reading

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Disclosure and eDisclosure – filming a video primer with Dominic Regan

I took part in a video webinar with LexisNexis this week, part of their rolling programme of Butterworth’s Dispute Resolution webinars. The key fact which I want to put right at the top of this article is that 2,340 viewers … Continue reading

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OrcaTec’s Herb Roitblat gets the measure of the Da Silva Moore Plaintiffs

If you are not yet familiar with the plaintiffs’ arguments about predictive coding (I use the word “about” in its broadest sense, since much of the argument appears to be about some completely different agenda) in Da Silva Moore v. … Continue reading

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Recent eDiscovery Posts on Google Plus

Arguments continue as to the value of Google Plus as a FaceBook rival. I don’t much care about that, only about its ability to attract wider audiences. It is working for me (well, something is) and I continue to put … Continue reading

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Fulbright focuses on transparency in predictive coding review

A version of the law of diminishing returns is relevant to one function of predictive coding – its use for prioritisation makes it possible to calculate how much value you are finding relative to the number of documents you are … Continue reading

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Epiq Insights – an eDisclosure newsletter from Epiq Systems in the UK

Relatively few of the eDisclosure / eDiscovery newsletters focus on the UK, so it is good to welcome Epiq Insights from Epiq Systems which is now available as a web page as well as by subscribing to an e-mail. The current edition … Continue reading

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Before they were famous video – Maas, Whitaker, Peck and Waxse on Predictive Coding

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 … Continue reading

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US cases which may shape the future of predictive coding

Matthew Nelson of Symantec has an interesting article on Forbes.com this week. Called Federal Judges Consider Important Issues That Could Shape the Future of Predictive Coding Technology, it considers the possible impact of two cases presently before the US courts. … Continue reading

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Taking stock of the eDiscovery world

This is a good moment to pause a little and look around the eDiscovery / eDisclosure world.  The wide range of topics which make this such an interesting field are all getting an airing at once. The stream of useful … Continue reading

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Recommind keeps the good news coming

It is barely a fortnight since I reported on Recommind‘s coup in appointing Nick Patience as Director of Product Marketing and Strategy. Since then, Recommind’s name has turned up more often than I can keep pace with.  I put it … Continue reading

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Recommind names Nick Patience as Director of Product Marketing and Strategy

I have just written an article which, amongst other things, referred to the difficulty which eDiscovery / eDisclosure providers face in recruiting appropriately skilled and experienced talent for what is, for many of them, a market which grows almost weekly. … Continue reading

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You can find eDiscovery parallels everywhere if you look hard enough

What is the proper etiquette when someone else devotes half a blog post to writing about you? if they are simply polite, then a brief acknowledgment is all that is is required. It is easy if they are rude or … Continue reading

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Two predictive coding case studies emphasise time and cost savings

I referred a while back to two case studies about the use of the technology known variously as “predictive coding”, “computer-assisted coding” or, more recently, “technology assisted review” or TAR. One of them involved Epiq Systems and the other Millnet. … Continue reading

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Equivio adds Applied Discovery, LDM Global and others to a growing list

It can be quite difficult keeping up with those who sponsor the eDisclosure Information Project, quite apart from the wider eDiscovery/eDisclosure market. Some of them seem to assume that I pick up news by some magical process; others broadcast little … Continue reading

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More on Software-Assisted Review as Applied Discovery and KMPG add Equivio>Relevance

Electronic discovery company Applied Discovery and KPMG are amongst those who have recently partnered with Equivio to integrate Equivio>Relevance into their existing eDiscovery applications. These two recent announcements give me an opportunity to return to the subject of software-assisted document review … Continue reading

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The Emerging Technologies Panel at ILTA 2011: remote collections and predictive coding

It would be fair to say that, more than two weeks on, my notes of  the Emerging Technologies panel at ILTA are less decipherable than I might have hoped. That is in fact a tribute to Daniel Lim of Guidance … Continue reading

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ILTA 2011 – the end of the beginning? We’re just getting going

I am back from the annual conference of ILTA, the International Litigation Technology Association, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The original draft of this post said that I was “just back” but (as more than one correspondent has reminded me) time has … Continue reading

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A Flock of Articles on Computer-Assisted Document Review

What tells the swallows to gather on the telegraph wires before starting their migration southwards? One has to ignore, I think, the possibility that the telegraph wires are part of their communications network. Perhaps the birds all use an avian version of … Continue reading

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Judge Peck and Predictive Coding at the Carmel eDiscovery Retreat

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck’s keynote speech at the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat was one of the clearest statements yet by a judge that the use of new technology like predictive coding is an acceptable way to conduct search in … Continue reading

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A lull in the Predictive Coding battle

The role of a journalist in war, it is said, is to come down from the hills after the battle and bayonet the wounded. I will content myself with a tour of the battlefield. If this means nothing to you, … Continue reading

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Craig Ball Entertains at CEIC 2011 on Computer Forensics for Lawyers

I choose my words carefully when I write, and nowhere more than in the headings to articles. It took me 10 seconds to decide that the word “entertains” would form part of the heading to this post. “Entertains”, “Forensics” and … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Corporate Counsel interviews Equivio on Processing and Proskauer on Compliance

The only direct connection between the two articles referred to in my title are that they both appeared on the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website yesterday. An interview with Warwick Sharp of Equivio is headed The processing mountain was blocking the … Continue reading

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Lawyers replaced by computers for ediscovery search – a retrospective

The dust is settling on the debate aroused by the John Markoff article in the New York Times of 4 March headed Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software. We can’t have that, so I thought I would keep … Continue reading

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E-disclosure Great Debate at The Lawyer

The Lawyer today carries a report by editor Catrin Griffiths of an edisclosure  panel last week hosted by The Lawyer as part of a series of such debates. The panel included Senior Master Whitaker, Phil Beckett of Navigant, and senior … Continue reading

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King Ludd and the Lawyers – e-Discovery and the Luddite Fallacy

Since I am about to refer you to three weighty articles by others, I will keep my own comment to a minimum. The context is the ability of modern litigation software to analyse documents more quickly and more cheaply than … Continue reading

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The relevance of a computer called ‘Watson’ and a television game show to electronic disclosure

A computer with a homely name like ‘Watson’ and a US quiz show may sound like trivialisation of the serious subject of electronic discovery / eDisclosure. Equally, a reference to ‘Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing” sounds way over the top for … Continue reading

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Richard Susskind’s law firm technology predictions for 2011

A short interview with Professor Richard Susskind on the Legal IT web site gives a packed 12 minutes or so which is well worth listening to at the beginning of the year. E-Disclosure is covered along with iPads, social media, … Continue reading

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Judges and automated coding tools for electronic discovery

I took part this week in a podcast called Will Judges Think It Is Okay To Use Clustering and Suggestive Coding Tools? which was led by Karl Schieneman of ESI Bytes. I was the token Englishman alongside US top-drawer participants … Continue reading

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Predictive coding and defensibility

An article called The Red Herring of Defensibility and Predictive Coding by Craig Carpenter of Recommind on the Inforiskawareness site draws attention again to the technology generally known as “Predictive Coding”. Craig can fight his own corner as to the … Continue reading

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