As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017 we find ourselves reminiscing on yet another memorable year. From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data, our 10th Technology in Practice conference and On Demand eDiscovery, It's been an exciting one for the legal technology industry and we're thrilled to have been a part of it.
Before we pop the champagne and ring in the New Year, we're taking a look back at 10 of our most popular posts and articles on the blog from this past year while looking forward to sharing more exciting content with you in 2018.
Myths, misconceptions, alternative facts... whatever you want to call them, these days they seem to have a way of working themselves into all facets of our lives, and the eDiscovery industry is no exception. Technology is constantly changing and evolving, and misinformation can lead even the most seasoned legal professional down the wrong path.
Here are six common myths about Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) that we'd like to dispel and uncover the truth once and for all. Read the full post.
Small and mid-sized law firms face unique challenges when managing eDiscovery. Data volumes that seem manageable to a larger firm may be overwhelming to a boutique firm or sole-practitioner.
Unlike most larger firms, small and mid-sized firms often do not have the in-house technologies, capabilities, or expertise required to manage the collection, processing, hosting and review of eDiscovery matters internally. Read the full post.
Jessica Lockett, Director of Legal Solutions at Commonwealth Legal, a division of Ricoh Canada, shares her professional journey and expert insight into the future of our industry for High Performance Counsel's "Baker's Dozen" Interview. Read the full post.
There is a renaissance before us. The speed of innovation is happening at an unprecedented rate. Technology advancements are impacting the way we work, the way we consume information and how we interact with one another.
The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and other trends are shifting the ground beneath our feet. It is conceivable our industry is on the verge of an Uber-esque moment that could disrupt the way we work and completely change the way we think about information. Only hindsight will be 20/20. Read the full post.
Jamie Chan, Project Manager and Support Specialist at Commonwealth Legal, is an advocate for professional development and mentorship programs. She shares her advice on how organizations and individuals can get involved to help mitigate the talent drain on our industry. Read the full post.
Instead of fighting the change that is prevalent in the legal industry, McCann FitzGerald embraced it by turning disruptive, cutting-edge technology to their advantage, and using it to support their expert legal advice to the ultimate benefit of their clients. Read the full post.
In eDiscovery, lawyers often think they’re experts at crafting keyword search terms to reduce the volume of documents for manual review. Unfortunately, lawyers, and human beings in general, are not good at stringing together Boolean search terms that result in finding all relevant, or potentially relevant, documents.
The problem with developing highly-accurate keyword search terms is often caused by one of two things. Read the full post.
There has been a lot of buzz about the Ernst & Young Inc. v. Essar Global Fund Ltd et al, 2017 ONSC 4017 (CanLII) Ontario Superior Court decision regarding the recovery of eDiscovery document review costs within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). While on the surface it may look like the Court attempted to liken apples to oranges by comparing the dissimilar outsourced review costs borne by each of the Applicant (“Algoma”) and the Defendant (the “Essar Defendants”), this is not the case. Read the full post.
In this world where information is currency, the security of that information is paramount. You are responsible to ensure your data is secure whether in your possession or in the possession of a partner. When engaging a partner, it is important to trust that their systems, process and procedures meet or exceed your standards and can truly protect your data. Read the full post.
Throughout the month of March we celebrated #WomensHistoryMonth on Twitter by showcasing women in the legal and technology industries who were trailblazers in their field, often becoming the first female in their respective roles. Read the full post.
From all of us at Commonwealth Legal, a Division of Ricoh Canada, best wishes for a Happy New Year!