Human Learning: No the machines have not entirely kicked-us out and we humans still must make important decisions.

For years, many of us have attended various e-discovery conferences and meetings where we listen to countless hours of presentations and engage in discussions about TAR, computer assisted review, machine learning, e-discovery’s past and the future.  However, having recently returned from one such discussion, it struck me that little time is actually spent discussing how to bett...
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The 3 Key Components to Success: People. Product. Process.

On CNBCs’ hit show The Profit, entrepreneur and small business guru Marcus Lemonis examines struggling businesses using his well-known People-Product-Process principles. I believe these same three factors can be analyzed to evaluate different models of managed review services within the e-discovery industry.  My experience with e-discovery managed review has run the full...
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The CEDS Exam: Becoming a Certified E-Discovery Specialist

studying for the CEDS exam
Recently I sat for the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) examination offered by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). For those not familiar with the organization, ACEDS is a BARBRI Professional Association that “is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices.” Having attended m...
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Firm Update

With the hire of five new team members and the promotion of two others, we've seen some big changes around here lately! To recap: Bill George is now Senior Counsel and Director of Managed Review. Bill has been directing and managing document review projects with the firm since 2010, and we're excited to continue to grow our managed review services under his leadership. ...
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Who should manage your document review?

For document-intensive review projects, competent project management is vital.  Early on, clients will want to identify a licensed attorney to serve as their e-discovery project manager.  The Sedona Conference, the oft-cited think-tank for e-discovery, strongly encourages this approach.  In its “Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process” it states, “Applied to...
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