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Maybe every job looks different from the outside (given the popularity of What I Really Do memes), but few e-discovery professionals would argue with the idea that most people have no idea what an e-discovery professional does. Chances are you’ve tried (more than once) to explain what you do… and still ended up with friends, family, and colleagues who think you do something quite a bit different from what you actually do.  If you want to help them…
Last week, Exterro released its 2018 Law Firm Benchmarking Report, a survey of over 100 law firm professionals that looks at the relationship between law firms and their clients on in-house legal teams. For this edition of our series of posts examining e-discovery statistics, we’re going to look at some statistics that demonstrate law firms still have room to improve in terms of how they assess their clients’ satisfaction–and more importantly, how in-house legal…
Hopefully your relationship with data custodians is a little bit better than this cat’s. Unless its custodians happen to be mice, there’s really no reason at all for them to fail to acknowledge a legal hold, after all. If you’re looking to review the basics of legal holds, or if you’re just a beginner, then you should check out Exterro’s Beginner’s Guide to Legal Holds, a great introductory resource for all you e-discovery cats.…
Exterro’s State of E-Discovery 2018 report pulls together a wealth of statistics from a wide range of surveys, reports, and polls on e-discovery topics, mostly from the the past year, so there are actually a wealth of topics this week’s installment in our data analysis series could discuss. After all, the report tackles a broad range of topics and looks at how e-discovery practice has evolved over the past few years.  But the point of…
In 2011, Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack published their landmark study of technology assisted review,  Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient than Exhaustive Manual Review. Discussing the general state of opinion at that time, they explained, “E-discovery processes that use automated tools to prioritize and select documents for review are typically regarded as potential cost-savers – but inferior alternatives – to exhaustive manual review, in which a cadre of…