My transition to the legal space (the week Indiana shut down due to COVID-19) has been eye-opening in many respects. One area of constant curiosity for me is legal professionals' and law firms' business development efforts.
Ray recently joined Ab Saraswat on the Fringe Legal podcast to talk about DiscoveryMaster, a tool developed to give non-Relativity experts critical insights into document review progress and budgets.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but the metadata often helps illuminate whether those words are fact or faction.
This piece was originally published on the DiscoveryMaster blog, but I wanted to cross-post it here because Proteus clients include AmLaw 100 firms, in-house legal teams that utilize AmLaw 100 firms, and both categories are regularly approached by legal tech vendors.
Recently, our Co-Founder and CEO Ray Biederman spoke with Ari Kaplan about his background, the rise of ALSPs, and trends in the eDiscovery market.
Minimizing eDiscovery spend begins with a disciplined information governance (or, in traditional corporate speak, a disciplined document retention plan).
And that begins with a data mapping exercise.
Ari Kaplan recently posted results of his 6th Annual eDiscovery Unfiltered Survey, which deals with legal technology vendors and industry trends.
As we move toward launching our Proteus re-brand, I wanted to take time to comment on the findings, specifically as they relate to in-house legal teams.
Information Governance is a tech-era update of the old corporate term, "document retention policies," so I'll use both terms below. It's not great cocktail party conversation (remember cocktail parties?!?!) but it's crucially important.
In a post-COVID world, more data is being generated than ever before. Microsoft O365, and its Teams platform, has been a huge winner in the shift to working from home. In April 2020, Microsoft reported 258 million O365 users – a 21% jump from the 2019.
COVID-19 has hit the legal industry incredibly hard.