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In the day-to-day world of legal departments, it can be challenging to ensure legal holds are done correctly; everything from getting the correct wording in the hold document, understanding the data types and where it exists, securing the acknowledgment, and reminding custodians of their ongoing obligation. As a result, ask a room of legal professionals, and the vast number of them will say they manage the hold process with a spreadsheet. This is not only…
The recent Executive Order on artificial intelligence (AI), though directed at federal agencies to prioritize AI investment in research and development, is likely to continue to spur the conversation on use of AI and machine learning in the legal realm. This is particularly so in e-discovery, where technology-assisted review (TAR), a form of AI, is seeing greater acceptance and refinement in the legal space—that is, helping corporate legal departments take control of review costs and…
Corporate legal department management is quickly changing from a legal to a business process. Legal professionals, along with their business counterparts, are looking critically at how to control costs and meet ever-tightening budgets. Gone are times wistfully referred to by outside counsel as “the salad days,” where the only cost controls law departments put in place were case reserves and ever-expanding litigation budgets. Running the legal department like the rest of the corporate business units…
Corporate legal department management is quickly changing from a legal to a business process. Legal professionals, along with their business counterparts, are looking critically at how to control costs and meet ever-tightening budgets. Gone are times wistfully referred to by outside counsel as “the salad days,” where the only cost controls law departments put in place were case reserves and ever-expanding litigation budgets. Running the legal department like the rest of the corporate business units…
Corporate legal department management is quickly changing from a legal to a business process. Legal professionals, along with their business counterparts, are looking critically at how to control costs and meet ever-tightening budgets. Gone are times wistfully referred to by outside counsel as “the salad days,” where the only cost controls law departments put in place were case reserves and ever-expanding litigation budgets. Running the legal department like the rest of the corporate business units…
Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, talks about the acquisition of Catalyst and how the combined set of solutions will help help corporate legal departments and law firms seize the opportunities of automation, digital transformation, AI and machine learning (ML). “AI, analytics and ML are disrupting traditional approaches, empowering corporations to take better control of their eDiscovery processes and costs and law firms to provide superior, differentiated services…
Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, talks about the acquisition of Catalyst and how the combined set of solutions will help help corporate legal departments and law firms seize the opportunities of automation, digital transformation, AI and machine learning (ML). “AI, analytics and ML are disrupting traditional approaches, empowering corporations to take better control of their eDiscovery processes and costs and law firms to provide superior, differentiated services…
As an annual tradition, we compile a list of the most widely read Catalyst blog posts of the previous year to see what topics most interest our readers. Here are our top five most popular blog posts of 2018. 1. 57 Ways to Leave Your (Linear) Lover What’s more fun than running 57 simulations for a client investigation? Seeing the results. We structured a simulated review on Insight Predict, our TAR 2.0 platform, to be…
The attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appear to have made a rather significant mistake in a court filing earlier this week, allowing redacted portions to be revealed by copying and pasting the text to a new document. The filing reveals alleged campaign communications between Manafort and Russian operative in which he shared polling data during the campaign—an allegation that Manafort earlier denied to federal investigators. While an essential component of litigation review,…
In the early days, many questioned whether technology assisted review (TAR) would work for non-English documents. There were a number of reasons for this but one fear was that TAR only “understood” the English language. Ironically, that was true in a way for the early days of e-discovery. At the time, most litigation support systems were built for ASCII text. The indexing and search software didn’t understand Asian character combinations and thus couldn’t recognize which…