Published: February 19, 2013
Tags: CLE, computer-assisted review, e-discovery, electronic discovery, electronically stored information, ESI, Facebook, iPad, iPad apps, iPad mini, legal technology, LegalTech, practice management, predictive coding, settlements, social media, technology
Lawyers USA reports on items of interest to solos and small firm attorneys from the annual LegalTech conference, including software that can predict where a case will settle.
Less than one year after a federal court judge issued a seminal electronic discovery decision blessing the use of computer-assisted review, the technology is already appearing in courts across the country.
Reflecting the always-changing world of technology, electronic discovery presents new challenges for lawyers in 2013. At the forefront: social media evidence, smartphone data and the judicial blessing of a new form of discovery review.
For years, technology experts and attorneys have been predicting the rise of computer-assisted coding and review for electronic discovery.
Earlier this year, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck of the Southern District of New York was the first to issue a reported opinion in support of the technology – also referred to as “predictive coding” or “intelligent review” – calling it “an acceptable way to search for relevant [electronically stored information] in appropriate cases.”