Search results : document-review.

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    2018-02-05 10:15:11
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    Beyond Document Review: Meeting Other Big Data Challenges

    TAR has finally entered the mainstream, but it is taking a bit longer for practitioners to fully recognize that document review over large data populations is an information retrieval task. H5's Bruce Hedin and Michael Morneault consider the consequences in this New York Law Journal article (Feb 3, 2018).

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    2015-06-15 11:00:55
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    Heads Up: Your Comfy Document Review is Dying.

    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 ...

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    2014-10-23 12:00:24
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    Document review? Nope. Data analysis.

    In a lively and informative ACED’s webinar on “Lawyer Competency in the Age of E-Discovery,” Craig Ball, the well-known eDiscovery consultant and Special Master, made what he called a “quick point” in his conversation with the Hon. Patrick Walsh, but it’s one that is at once so obvious and so overlooke...

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    2014-10-06 01:30:09
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    ESI Problems? Use Your Numbers! (Better yet, let the experts use theirs.)

    For those of us who whined that there was no reason to learn high-level math or statistics because we’d never use it in real life, we were both right and wrong. Most of us don’t need to know how to use complex formulas or algorithms, it’s true, but that’s only because we rely on experts.

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    2014-09-09 12:00:04
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    Tell it to the Judge: eDiscovery is not a “one-size fits all” endeavor.

    There is no question Judge Peck’s intrepid thought leadership with regard to the use of technology for document review has been a driving force in the evolution of eDiscovery methodologies, and he is most certainly owed a debt of gratitude for helping to challenge the status quo and question the previously accep...

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    2014-09-04 11:00:21
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    When DIY is NBO (not the best option).

    Taking the reins make sense in many cases, but knowing when to call an expert can save you a lot of grief.

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    2013-09-24 13:07:22
    Blog
    Q&A with Casey Flaherty on Tech Audits and eDiscovery

    An interview with Casey Flaherty about his “tech audit” concept, which has gotten quite a response in the legal community. Even if there’s disagreement about actual audits, it has at least nudged firms to consider how efficiently they do their work—and who’s paying the price.

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    2013-08-13 13:10:46
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    Up Next: An E-Discovery Tech Audit?

    The use of common desktop software is so pervasive that it may seem more like an innate rather than acquired skill. A reminder that it is not comes from Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors who has instituted a “tech audit” to test the computer skills of potential law firm hires. Although he stated...

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    2013-06-18 13:15:13
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    Greatest Hits: Improving Precision in Keyword Search

    When performing a keyword search for relevant documents in litigation, it may seem safer to err on the side of over-tagging so that the odds of missing relevant documents are minimized. But it is often quite easy to improve precision (i.e., eliminate false hits), and from a time and cost perspective it’s well wo...

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    2013-06-12 13:19:13
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    Negotiating keyword deals: "just filters" or more?

    In his June 4 column in Law Technology News entitled "Are Keywords Just Filters?", Craig Ball considers the expectations of counsel when agreed upon keywords are used to search a document population for responsive information; will everything hit by the keywords be turned over, or are keywords just a means by whic...

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    2012-12-13 06:22:12
    Blog
    4-Hour Work Week for Litigation and E-discovery Attorneys?

    I recently read the book The 4-Hour Work Week by author Tim Ferriss. Apparently I was a little late to the party, because this book has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for over four years, has been translated into 35 languages, and has sold more and 1.3 million copies. In case you are also late to th...

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    2012-11-29 06:40:48
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    5 Reasons Why You Can’t Find that Hot Document

    You're in the midst of an intense document review for litigation. You need to find a critical document in your production or theirs. But look though you may, you’re not going to find it. Why? Because in e-discovery and litigation document review, finding what you need in an electronic data population isn’t ...

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    2012-11-26 06:43:49
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    “Lifting the Hood” on Technology-Assisted Review

    Counsel at companies and firms who haven’t warmed to the idea of technology-assisted review often express some oblique concern about how to know what’s going on “under the hood.” It’s an interesting reference, because knowing what’s going on under the hood when computers are involved is a bit counteri...

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    2012-11-14 08:47:56
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    Document Review for FCPA Investigations: A Better Way

    Companies or firms facing action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) must surmount a number of obstacles in order to review documents to determine if an alleged offence has occurred. Since most cases cross one or more borders, the cost conducting international or anti-bribery investigations can be signi...

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    2012-11-09 06:50:14
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    Document Review: Human vs. Machine or Human AND Machine?

    The by now age-old rivalry between person and machine continues ever onward with concerns around technology-assisted review. The idea of giving control of document review decisions to a machine can understandably give one pause. What’s going on in the machine and how is a human to know?

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    2012-10-04 06:59:13
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    Practical Advice for Reducing Privileged Review Burden (and Costs)

    When conducting privilege review in litigation, law firms and e-discovery providers often design keyword lists to identify a subset of potentially privileged documents that attorneys then review. The keyword lists used typically cast a broad net in targeting potentially privileged documents to protect against ina...

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    2012-10-03 07:01:04
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    Overcoming Five Barriers to Technology-Assisted Review

    In law, nothing could go more against the grain for those who are inherently risk averse and precedent-trained than having to brave new approaches to the familiar, seemingly tried and true task of document review.

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    2012-10-01 07:06:12
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    Benchmarking Document Review

    Document review in litigation can be a complex, expensive and labor-intensive process. Now, the tools and methods used to review the massive stores of electronic data, routinely in play for large litigations, are coming under more scrutiny as courts opine on how, or even whether, technology may be used as part of ...

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    2012-09-25 07:11:23
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    Document review for litigation: One size does not fit all

    In the Wild West of e-Discovery, practitioners and vendors frequently speak of “document review” as if it were a monolithic proposition. Implicit in their debates over cost and efficacy is a notion that one size fits every review.

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    2012-09-11 07:13:31
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    Read carefully: not all technology-assisted review is created equal

    In February of 2011, Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack published a groundbreaking study of the effectiveness of technology-assisted review as compared with the of manual review.[1] The study was groundbreaking in that it was the first well-designed study of the accuracy of manual review. (The often-cited Bla...

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    2009-09-29 13:42:39
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    The Professionalization of Search and Review in E-Discovery

    Historically, professionalization has served consumers well, resulting in greater efficiencies, greater quality, lower costs and reliable standards that can be trusted by consumers and society at large. The same benefits can be expected from the professionalization of legal search, or document review. Learn more i...