IPRO’s Top 10 Legal Technology Memes for 2019
A sense of humor isn’t required to work in eDiscovery. But it sure does help! To wrap up 2019 and continue celebrating our industry, IPRO has compiled our top Legal Technology memes of the year.
#1: Defining AI in eDiscovery…
There are a lot of claims of “Artificial Intelligence” in the market, but when people hear the term AI, they often think of science-fiction, with robots doing the work that humans had done before. But as Aaron Swenson, Director of Product at IPRO, says: “In Legal, you don’t want the AI doing the work for you. You want it to help you ask the right questions, show you insightful trends in the data.”
#2 Stuck in the Past…
There’s no doubt that eDiscovery education is still a great need in the industry. A lot of law firms and corporations are left using outdated technology and workflows, trudging along with a “It’s not broken, so why fix it” attitude. Maybe it’s time they head Back to the Future.
#3: If only there were technology to help with that…
Doing redactions manually is a recipe for disaster! Tools like IPRO’s Production Shield (which is included in our enterprise and desktop eDiscovery solutions) allow administrators to add another layer of protection for documents that should not be produced.
#4: Things don’t always go as planned…
Because of privileged information on mobile devices, the courts are mindful about data requests. But in a recent case, the plaintiff’s complaint actually worked against their desire to keep their device from being imaged.
#5: Complex doesn’t have to look crazy…
There is a better way to organize and present the evidence in your case! Technology that utilizes the combination of fact management & trial presentation tools can make your day in court so much easier.
#6: Doing things the same since 2009…
Ten years ago, you didn’t really have a choice. But these days, with TAR, email threading, and concept searches, large datasets don’t have to be a slog.
#7: Perry Mason didn’t need TrialDirector to win…but you might
“Your allowing me to go into court without complete knowledge of the facts is inexcusable.”
#8: Are you serious!?
A recent Thomson Reuters survey found that only 19% of small law firms had eDiscovery technology, and an Altman Weil survey found that 69% are resistant to change. If those stats don’t motivate you, maybe this little girl’s side-eye will!
#9: Wait, there are rules in eDiscovery!?
Avoid this look from your judge & brush up on the eDiscovery rules with the IPRO FRCP Cheat Sheet!
#10: Heirloom eDiscovery
Ah, good old legacy software like grandma used to use…with limited processing capabilities, issues with file type compatibility, a lack of continued development and support. A decade is here! Time for an upgrade.