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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Embracing eDiscovery for Mid-Sized Law Firms

Feb 22, 2024 1:21:09 PM / by Ryan Short

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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 were all so ubiquitous.

There’s More Than One Way to Lay a Foundation: Retrieving Short Message Data

Feb 8, 2024 9:04:00 AM / by Adam Arnold

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More than 23 billion text messages were sent from cell phones daily in 2023. Consequently, the collection of messages will likely be a topic of conversation during a litigation or investigation. After balancing the issues of the case, the ability to obtain information from other sources, the potential relevance of cell phone data, and the time consuming and costly nature of cell phone collection, collection may be needed. Proper data collection and handling of messages is difficult, especially...