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The Spring 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Posted by Marketing

Apr 25, 2017 2:44:33 PM

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The term ‘business’ represents the economic factors that impact the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products and services. The purpose of the survey is to provide a subjective baseline for understanding the trajectory of the business of eDiscovery through the eyes of industry professionals. 

Last year we advocated for the separate tracking of the Canadian perspective of this quarterly survey and the ensuing results were very insightful to our specific market. We are thrilled that this survey will once again separate Canadian responses from those of our American neighbors and other global markets and results will be broken out for geographic measurement. 

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Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS


Texting Evidence: Common Law Developments to Consider

Posted by Philippe Gollin

Feb 23, 2017 4:14:22 PM

 

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Topics: ESI, eDiscovery, Philippe Gollin


How Small and Mid-Sized Firms Can Leverage Review Analytics to Remain Competitive

Posted by Sean Lynch

Jan 20, 2017 8:42:05 AM

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.

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Topics: ESI, eDiscovery, Analytics, Intelligent Review, Sean Lynch, Jessica Lockett


5 of Our Favourite eDiscovery YouTube Videos

Posted by Marketing

Jan 6, 2017 3:14:06 PM

YouTube is an amazing place where you can quickly discover a new way to search, upload data, review social media or watch the best cat videos on the web. But with so much new content popping up almost daily, it's also easy to get lost inside its dark depths. Before you fall down the "YouTube rabbit hole", we've compiled our list of the five best videos you should watch to up your eDiscovery game.

What are some of your industry favourites? 

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Topics: eDiscovery


Canadian Observations in the Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Posted by Jennifer Johnson

Dec 15, 2016 6:49:30 PM

Yesterday, I sat on a panel to discuss the recent eDiscovery Business Confidence survey results, which for the first time separated Canadian responses from those in the US. Canadians made up 20% of the respondents with 50% being law firms, and the other being made up largely of Government agencies and eDiscovery serrvice providers.

The survey results highlighted a few interesting subtleties in the Canadian eDiscovery marketplace:

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Topics: Jennifer Johnson, eDiscovery


ACEDS Presents Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

Posted by Marketing

Dec 8, 2016 9:01:05 AM

Back in October, we proudly announced our involvement as an Organizational Advocate of the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, with the even more exciting news that the Fall 2016 Survey would now have separate Canadian responses from those of our American neighbours.

The Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence quarterly survey was completed on December 1, 2016 and results are now available online on the ComplexDiscovery blog.

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Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery, Sponsorships


Just How Different ARE the Canadian and American eDiscovery Markets?

Posted by Marketing

Nov 18, 2016 12:06:56 PM

In this latest article from LegalTech News, Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Commonwealth Legal and Sean Lynch, Manager, Legal Solutions, give us their insights on a few key differences:

  1. A smaller, more tight knit eDiscovery community in Canada brings about close working relationships and the adoption of best practices;

  2. The preponderance of women in litigation support roles in Canada further fosters cooperation;

  3. Canadian clients are using analytics more and more during Early Case Assessment and prior to review (such as through the use of our Intelligent Review solutions) in order to adhere to the principle of proportionality as mandated by the Sedona Canada Principles. In fact, a full 82% of Commonwealth’s clients apply some sort of conceptual analytics to their file; and

  4. Canadian corporations are more likely to be the drivers behind and increase in eDiscovery technologies usage.

Read the full article here.

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Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS


Yes, we can review 650,000 emails in just a few days.

Posted by Sean Lynch

Nov 8, 2016 8:04:35 PM

During the course of the 500-day-long U.S. Presidential Election campaign, there has been a great amount of discussion and concern surrounding the review of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Most recently, James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sent a letter to Congress indicating that the FBI had “reviewed” all 650,000 documents contained on a newly-discovered laptop owned by Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton.

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Topics: eDiscovery, Intelligent Review, Sean Lynch, Jessica Lockett


The “Right to be Forgotten” and its Impact on Social Media Discovery

Posted by Philippe Gollin

Jul 31, 2016 12:06:55 PM

It will be the first time a Canadian high court will consider the “right to be forgotten” on Google. The Supreme Court of Canada granted Google leave to appeal1 the ruling in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc., 2015 BCCA 265 (see full case here), that required Google, as a third party, to block search results operated by the defendant not only on its Canadian search engine, google.ca, but everywhere else, including on google.com. The leave to appeal granted to Google in 2016 will clarify whether judges have the legal power to force Google to scrub sites outside their borders.

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Topics: eDiscovery, Philippe Gollin


A Combination of Analytics Tools will Help Boost Technology Assisted Review.

Posted by Yvette Bula

Jul 22, 2016 4:41:56 PM

Last week, editors of The Relativity Blog reached out to Yvette Bula, Senior Director of Technical Services at Commonwealth Legal, to get her thoughts on how using a combination of analytics tools can narrow down the scope of complex cases—even when it comes to technology-assisted review.

The three tools discussed in this informative article include:

1. Email Threading

2. Concept Searching

3. Clustering

To read Yvette's full article and find out how using a combination of analytics tools can prove to be an effective approach to TAR, check out the The Relativity Blog.

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, eDiscovery