Smaller Firms, Big Tech: eDiscovery Isn’t Just for Legal Giants

May 23, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Ray Biederman


Many small and mid-sized law firms approach to eDiscovery consists of cobbling together legacy tools instead of embracing cutting edge eDiscovery and legal technologies like RelativityOne.

This approach is understandable. Ten years ago, when many firms first tool a look at their eDiscovery practices, eDiscovery was a new and expensive concept. Attorneys could in most cases get by through creating PDFs or scanning documents, and judges and opposing counsel typically accepted it without compliant.

RelativityOne for Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms

May 16, 2024 8:00:00 AM / by Ryan Short


In January we published a tongue in cheek bingo card before Legalweek that poked fun of many of the words and phrases used by eDiscovery software and services providers, like “voluminous data” and “explosion of data.”

It was a silly thing, but it resonated because the terms are all ubiquitous.

AI Hallucinations and the Legal System

May 2, 2024 9:55:46 AM / by Ryan Short


The most viral story in the legal industry in 2021 was the attorney who assured a judge that he was not, in fact, a cat.

The year 2023 may have provided this definitely human attorney’s most potent challenger in the form of the Mata v. Avianca. Plaintiff’s counsel utilized ChatGPT to draft a court filed document, ChatGPT “hallucinated” and provided several fictitious case citations. After attempting to cover up the use of Chat GPT, the attorney was sanctioned, and the case directly led to...

The Evolution of Predictive Coding in eDiscovery (Infographic)

Apr 18, 2024 11:09:55 AM / by Ryan Short


As legal technology has evolved from linear review to TAR to CAL to Generative AI, we've seen many other key developments. Here's a look back at the changes our legal industry has seen as we fully enter the age of AI. Click here to view our infographic, "The Evolution of Predictive Coding in eDiscovery". 

The Evolution of TAR in eDiscovery Document Review

Apr 11, 2024 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Whitney


Technology-assisted review (TAR) has more than a decade under its belt, so while it’s not cutting-edge in today's AI-driven legal landscape, its impact on eDiscovery is undeniable. TAR paved the way for the more advanced solutions we see today and understanding this journey informs us how eDiscovery evolved along with it.

All That's Old is New Again

Apr 4, 2024 10:47:39 AM / by Ray Biederman


Dear reader,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the shiny object in the legal space for the past 12 months. 

Software providers have released products that assist with legal research, draft briefs, analyze contracts, and make coding and privilege decisions during document review. Stats fly around saying 40% of an attorney's role will be replaced by Generative AI.

Predictive Coding for Savvy Legal Teams

Mar 21, 2024 10:12:49 AM / by Sarah Barth


Litigators and eDiscovery practitioners often face a common document review challenge when preparing for litigation – too many documents (and too little time to get through them). Linear review, that is, reviewing every document individually, is the most appropriate option in certain situations, but can often be complemented by predictive coding. This is a defensible way to create massive time and cost savings, preserving budget for merits counsel, not for eDiscovery and document review partners

Why Does Proteus Most Commonly Recommend RelativityOne?

Mar 7, 2024 9:26:25 AM / by Ryan Short


Our mission is to provide litigator-led eDiscovery – meaning we approach every client with recommendations from the perspective of practicing attorneys. Each matter is unique – and we’re not in the business of shilling for any particular software provider.

With multiple eDiscovery partners we make a recommendation based on the unique circumstances of each matter. Every platform has one or more strengths, and having multiple partners allows us to keep tabs on market changes, separate innovation...

Outsourcing eDiscovery: Cost-Effective Strategies for Mid-Sized Law Firms

Dec 28, 2023 12:30:50 PM / by Drew Kartes


eDiscovery is a critical yet sometimes daunting aspect when preparing for litigation. The sheer volume and complexity of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) can feel overwhelming for firms that don’t have an in-house litigation support or eDiscovery team, leading to escalating costs for their clients.

What's In a Name?

Aug 1, 2022 4:49:09 PM / by Ray Biederman


"Is it PROteus? ProTEEus? Pro-TAY-us? What is that? What does it mean?"

When my partners and I were preparing to launch Proteus in 2015, I wanted a name that carried multiple layers of meaning, including a nod to the type of work we do (apply advanced technology to the tradition-bound legal industry) and homage to our hometown (Indianapolis).