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Active Learning from Relativity Brings eDiscovery Into the AI Era

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on January 7, 2019

Document review has come a long way since the days of sitting in warehouses surrounded by mountains of boxes. The advent of eDiscovery harnessed the power of technology to allow attorneys to review documents more thoroughly and efficiently via online document review platforms like Relativity. Now, Relativity has changed the game once again, using the power of AI and machine learning to truly bring document review into the digital age with the introduction of a powerful new application called Active Learning.

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Topics: eDiscovery, Artificial Intelligence

How Social Media Is Changing the Face of eDiscovery

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on December 18, 2018

For better or for worse, social media has deeply embedded itself into our day-to-day lives. Beyond being merely a distraction or a way to keep in contact with friends and family, social media has evolved into a legitimate business and marketing tool for companies in nearly all industries. Given its widespread presence in both our business and personal lives, it should come as no surprise that social media has become a hot issue in litigation and eDiscovery. Most parties to today’s legal matters produce social media content that could be a source of potentially relevant information for litigation.

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Topics: eDiscovery

My Relativity Fest Experience

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on October 25, 2018

From the mariachi band to morning mimosas at the Innovation Awards, Relativity Fest was a sight to see and experience. My initial goals for the Fest were simple: immerse myself in the technology, gain a better perspective into how other Relativity partners were gearing up for the cloud changes and try to understand how to best position MCS for the future in a cloud-based eDiscovery world.

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Topics: eDiscovery

E-Discovery Tools - ShareFile - Part 3 in a 3 Part Series

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on September 17, 2018

Part 3 of our three-part series on litigation support tools focuses on ShareFile, a secure, cloud-based content collaboration platform. ShareFile is such a robust and customizable solution that there are hundreds of ways professionals in the legal industry employ it. One of the most common uses is during the discovery phase of litigation when all information must be shared with counsel on both sides. The data may include production data, videos, recordings, photos or contracts. The sizes of these files can go to the tens of hundreds of gigabytes. ShareFile enables users to easily manage and share this data.

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Topics: eDiscovery

ILTACON 2018 Wrap-up

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on September 4, 2018

I was excited to go to ILTACON this year, especially given that I hadn’t been in a couple years. I planned to spend my time attending sessions, networking with other participants on new technology in the marketplace and going to some meetings with the media in attendance.

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Topics: eDiscovery

Utilizing Digital X-rays to Enhance Your Medical Records Review

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on August 13, 2018

Medical records are integral to many types of legal cases, from personal injury lawsuits to complex class actions. While retrieving traditional medical records and files is often a rather straightforward process, sophisticated scans like X-rays and MRIs can add unforeseen complications and slow down your case.

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E-Discovery Tools – AbleBits: Excel Add-In – Part 2 in a 3 Part Series

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on July 2, 2018

Part 2 of our three-part series on litigation support tools expands on the commonly used Microsoft Excel. I know all of you MS Access fans out there are very comfortable moving data in and out of your databases, but Excel has certainly come a long way over the last 5 or 10 years, and the add-in by AbleBits puts Excel into another stratosphere as it relates to manipulating data in the litigation support world.

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Topics: eDiscovery

Smarter Document Review with Relativity Analytics Tools

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on June 28, 2018

Document review is one of the most time-consuming yet important tasks in the practice of law. When faced with huge volumes of unstructured data to review, and very tight timeframes in which to review it, many law departments turn to experts like The MCS Group to find practices and tools that can help streamline the process and more easily bring the most crucial information to light.

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Topics: eDiscovery

Features to Consider for an ED Project Management Tool

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on June 21, 2018

Anyone who undertakes eDiscovery knows the challenges that can be involved in keeping track of all the moving parts that are involved in these complex projects. A good eDiscovery project management tool that tracks the progress of your matters from inception to conclusion can go a long way toward making sure that things run smoothly and reducing the potential for error.

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Topics: eDiscovery, Project Management

E-Discovery Tools – ReadySuite – Part 1 in a 3 Part Series

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on June 18, 2018

One of the things I truly enjoy about technology is the different paths that people take to solve problems. In the world of e-discovery, there is no shortage of need when it comes to dealing with different types of data and special kinds of problems. That’s why it’s important to know about all the tools available. This blog series is a way for me to share a few of my favorites!

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Topics: eDiscovery, Data Security