Two recent Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in the Second Circuit addressing whether contract attorneys are engaging in the "practice of law" when they perform document review services should be giving the legal community plenty of food for thought.
In its December 2014 Newsletter, the Technology Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) published “The Ethics of Technology in E-Discovery – An Introduction,” in which the authors, Julia Brickell and Peter Pizzi, explore the rules changes and ethics opinions recently issued by va...
Let’s face it, today we’re living in a world of “big data” and bigger data. Like it or not, the world is now data driven, fueled by an ever-evolving variety of data sources. What do we gain, and what are we giving up?
In this post, Bruce Hedin of H5 answers a question raised in the recent webinar, “Helping Minds Meet: Talking TAR at the Meet-and-Confer,” where the topic was things to consider when TAR is on the table.
In an interview with Monica Bay at ILTACON 2015, Judge Andrew Peck wondered aloud whether changes to the Federal Rules, set to go into effect on December 1, will be like the proverbial tree falling in the forest – is there a sound if there’s no one there to listen?
Today’s legal environment consists of more dynamic challenges than ever before. Bidding out legal work might help control costs and force a minor level of innovation, but it keeps the discussion on dollars, not process, and definitely not innovation.
Litigation data repositories can be a challenge for any law firm or corporation to manage. Whether in-house or externally hosted, they require significant care and feeding, especially as regulatory requirements, security concerns and complexities of the ESI environment increase.
Talk about stepping up to the plate! Hats off to Geoffrey Vance of Perkins Coie for sharing his realization that the snail-paced acceptance of technology-assisted review (TAR) rests not with software manufacturers, eDiscovery vendors, judges, governmental agencies, clients or non-lawyer technology professionals i...
Over the past 10 years, the cost of hiring an army of temporary attorneys for document review has fallen precipitously. In some markets, it’s now 40% cheaper than it was in 2005. If you factor in the explosion of “on-shoring” these temporary workers by moving the hiring to cities with a lower cost of living ...
H5 congratulates both Bennett Borden and Drinker, Biddle & Reath on Borden’s appointment as chief data scientist (CDS) for the firm. It’s always refreshing to consider a category of employment that has been created rather than displaced by technology.