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.
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:
Jan 10, 2017 1:51:03 PM | Marketing
Besides the growing menace of data creep, what are your fellow eDiscovery practitioners anticipating in the coming year, and how will they prepare? Dean Gonsowski, kCura’s vice president of business development, and David Horrigan, eDiscovery counsel and legal content director, will share their own and other industry experts’ projections for the year ahead.
Yvette Bula, Senior Director, Discovery Solutions, Commonwealth Legal and David Greetham, VP of eDiscovery Sales and Operations, Ricoh eDiscovery US, are among the experts who contribute their predictions on the 2017 state of the eDiscovery union.
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
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
May 30, 2016 5:04:11 PM | Marketing
Can you ever really know how good technology-assisted review (TAR) is, or gauge the effectiveness of its underlying “concept search” technology? Litigation technology manager and keyword-search guru Mike Hagen decided to find out. He set up an experiment using a data set that would make TAR’s accuracy easy to judge and the results simpler to explain: classic children’s literature. What he found might surprise you.
Commonwealth Legal’s Yvette Bula, Senor Director, Technical Services, and kCura’s Stan Pierson will also share best practices for applying analytics to your project, preparing your team, and maximizing results.
Topics: Yvette Bula
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.
Q1: 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?
Of course, I had to chime in on this very relevant topic...
Feb 9, 2016 1:22:14 PM | Yvette Bula
Cross-role collaboration between the lawyers acting as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), the technology experts and the best-of-breed Technology Assisted Review (TAR) tools, is critical – with all three working in alignment to ensure a successful review outcome. As you work through your case, it is also important to adjust your approach to TAR in the face of Concept Drift if you are going to truly advance your understanding of your case and cascade the insight gained across your data universe.
Technology in Practice speaker alumnus and well-known ediscovery lawyer and blogger, Ralph Losey, discusses this topic in detail in his three-part blog series titled, Concept Drift and Consistency: Two Keys To Document Review Quality:
Jan 26, 2016 1:24:28 PM | Marketing
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.
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."