metadata

New Document Family Search

This weekend, we released 8 new features that will enhance your ediscovery search, assignments, and user management experience. They are smaller changes, all aimed at making document review easier in a big way. You can now: 1) Retain data when you delete a reviewer Members of a review team may come and go. Ensuring that
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Canonical Metadata

Ediscovery – and therefore, litigation – relies on metadata.[1] Without it, predictive coding is less effective, searching is less robust, and review is less complete. The more accurate the metadata, the easier and faster the review process is. The challenge is that metadata is often inconsistent. Productions from different parties often use different names for
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Bates Number Any Prefix

Think of any software or app you use daily. I bet you know a few tricks or hacks to speed things up. For example, I lock header rows to the top of Excel or Google worksheets before scrolling through data sets, and my inbox auto-highlights emails sent from specific senders. Document review is no different:
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Legal Technology Innovation

There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law, no one wants to be last year’s model. However, in the race to keep up, it’s easy to forget what innovation means. Inherent
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Review file formats

Last week Joshua Gilliland wrote a great post about thinking through the form of production. I thought it would be a good time to share our thoughts about different file formats, and how they affect document review. If you have reviewed multiple cases on one review platform, you may have noticed significant differences in the
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image, text and native view

Joshua Gilliland, of Bow Tie Law, Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry understands ediscovery. More importantly, his opinions have the classic “IRAC” analysis of Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion. This makes Judge Cherry’s cases on the form of production—like Dixon v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc.—very educational reading.   Form of Production Overview A producing party can state
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Ediscovery Vocabulary Definitions

The last 10 years have brought enormous changes in a variety of technical fields, and ediscovery is no exception.   Litigating a case today often involves reviewing thousands of documents—if not far more—ranging from CAD files to emails to social media posts, and understanding ediscovery and its related terminology is increasingly considered a basic lawyerly duty.
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