Technology in Practice: The Blog

Technology in Practice is an annual litigation technology conference that provides educational and practical content for Canadian legal professionals. It is hosted by Commonwealth Legal and supported by our technology partners and fellow industry experts.

To our #TIPTO17 Sponsors, thank you.

Nov 8, 2017 10:24:15 AM | Marketing

Technology in Practice 2017 launches in Toronto at the Shangri-La Hotel tonight, and after months of planning and coordination we are very excited to be hosting a sold out event! As we look ahead to what promises to be an incredible two days of education and CoNEXTion, we wanted to take a moment to recognize our incredible sponsors. 

These organizations have invested their own time and resources to help make the conference a success. We are honoured to stand beside each one of them over the next two days and generate ideas that inspire, expand perspectives and drive our industry forward.

Thank you to our Technology in Practice 2017 Sponsors.

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Topics: TIP Conference, Relativity, Ipro, FTI Ringtail, Veritas, iCONECT

Seeking Inspiration from Effective Workflows

Feb 3, 2017 12:54:07 PM | Marketing

The editors of The Relativity Blog recently reached out vetern eDiscovery professionals to get their tips on how to engage your eDiscovery teams in order to get everyone on board with using analytics tools. 

Among the interviewed experts were our own Yvette Bula, Senior Director, Discovery Solutions, and Jessica Lockett, Director, Legal Solutions, who had this to say about seeking inspiration from effective workflows in order to encourage their teams:

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, Jessica Lockett

To our 2016 Sponsors, we thank you.

Oct 29, 2016 10:53:45 AM | Marketing

As we head into the last weekend before Technology in Practice 2016 launches in Toronto, and a bit of calm before what promises to be a very busy but exciting week ahead, we wanted to take a moment to recognize our incredible sponsors.  

These organizations have invested their own time and resources to help us make this conference what it is today. But beyond that, they have helped make our industry what it is today. They are by definition, "Champions of eDiscovery", having had the courage to lead the industry by opening doors for others and pioneering new ways of working.

Thank you to all of our Technology in Practice 2016 Sponsors.

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Topics: TIP Conference, Relativity, Ipro, FTI Ringtail, Veritas, iCONECT

Commonwealth Legal at Relativity Fest 2016

Oct 7, 2016 2:59:55 PM | Marketing

Attending Relativity Fest next week? Be sure to check out the sessions featuring Yvette Bula, Senior Director, Discovery Solutions of Commonwealth Legal:

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Topics: Relativity, kcura

kCura's 3 Healthy Habits of Every Successful Analytics Team

Sep 21, 2016 2:14:21 PM | Marketing

Analytics use in ediscovery is most successful when the team of experts behind the technology work in similar ways. In his article, kCura's Constantine Pappas explores the healthy habits that every successful analytics team has.

The following article has been published with permission from kCura's Relativity Blog.

Written by: Constantine Pappas

Our industry exists in an era of fast-paced innovation, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who could successfully
argue that new technology, in itself, by itself, is enough. Each product or feature needs to be supported with instructional content that makes the technology accessible and perhaps even attractive to its intended users. Even so, there is only so much a technology creator can do to ensure a positive outcome once the product ships and arrives in the customer’s hands.

We’ve learned that being successful, truly successful, with text analytics requires specific patterns in case teams’ processes. What’s more, customers who take ownership of their analytics success appear to travel very similar paths, and we’d like to spend a bit of time today exploring a few of these trends in the form of three useful tips.

Successful analytics users:

1. Know their data.

2. Ask, don’t guess.

3. Practice, practice, practice.

To read the full article, and further explore each Healthy Habit, check out The Relativity Blog.

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Topics: TIP Conference, Relativity

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

Jul 22, 2016 4:41:56 PM | Yvette Bula

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

kCura Offers Tips to Close Ediscovery Communication Gaps with Clients

Jun 21, 2016 5:47:29 PM | Marketing

kCura reached out to two members of the Relativity Community, including Yvette Bula, Senior Director of Technical Services at Commonwealth Legal, for some tips on how to narrow the communication gap between technologists and clients.

1. Be visual and provide proof.

2. Default to transparency

3. Encourage active involvement

To read the full article and find out what Yvette had to say, check out The Relativity Blog

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, eDiscovery

An Attorney's Answers to 3 Questions on Analytics and Ediscovery

Apr 12, 2016 5:56:33 PM | Yvette Bula

Last month, kCura published this great article that addresses the questions lawyers still get about the value of applying the latest ediscovery technology on their cases. Interestingly, these questions not only come from their clients, but from other colleagues.

blog_common-questions-ediscovery-tech.pngQ1: What's so wrong with the way we've always done it?

Q2: Isn't keyword searching all we need?

Q3: How can the benefits of something like technology-assisted review outweigh the risks that the computer might miss something?

Find out the answers by reading the full article on kCura's Blog.

Of course, I had to chime in on this very relevant topic...

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, eDiscovery

Relativity 9.2 is Now Available through Commonwealth Legal

Jan 26, 2016 1:24:28 PM | Marketing

We are pleased to announce that the upgrade to Relativity 9.2 has been completed! 

This upgrade includes numerous changes to the Relativity platform – all designed to improve the user experience and give greater access to the technology. Some highlights include:

  • Cross-Browser Support: Access Relativity using the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE

  • Cross-Platform Support: Access Relativity on either PC or Apple computers

  • Zero Footprint Viewer*: View data in its native format without downloading additional software

    *Please be aware that the default viewer in Relativity 9.2 is the new Zero Footprint Viewer, and that you may initially experience lag times while the document cache is built.

  • Enhanced PDF Export: Export searchable PDFs

  • Coding Panel Improvements: Easily see which fields are required

In the following short video, Yvette Bula, Director of Technical Services at Commonwealth Legal, provides some insights and walks you through some of the upgraded features now available with Relativity 9.2.

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, kcura

"Collaboration is the cornerstone to growth."

Dec 7, 2015 1:40:22 PM | Marketing

At Relativity Fest 2015, kCura held a “Women in Legal Technology” luncheon, where panelists shared milestones that paved their careers in ediscovery. Not wanting to wait a full year to hear more stories from the brilliant women who make up the ediscovery industry, kCura reached out to a few women at the lunch to gather their advice on working and getting started in ediscovery.

Among these women, Yvette Bula, Director of Technical Services at Commonwealth Legal, had this to say:

How she landed in ediscovery: "I got my start in ediscovery around 16 years ago on a contract with a national law firm working on a massive litigation matter. Commonwealth Legal was also involved in providing support for the litigation matter, and I was offered an opportunity to join the team after that contract ended."

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, kcura