Last week’s release brought an important new feature to the Everlaw platform and we can’t wait to tell you about it. With this release, we’ve taken an already game-changing feature—self-serve productions—and made it even better. We’ve also made some important changes to our homepage, user permissions, and search options, to name a few. Read on for more!
December 2016: a Look Back
Self-serve productions were released to all Everlaw users in December 2016. Users needed the power to run productions of their dataset on their own time, with their own resources—maybe even in the middle of the night or on a weekend! At the time of release, we knew it was an incredibly important problem to solve for our users, and the feedback we’ve received on the feature since has only made its importance more clear.
And at the same time, because we value our users and are committed to growth, we knew there was room to improve. As a follow-up to the release of self-serve productions, we got to work on production modification tools earlier this year.
September 2017: Change is Here
Productions during a case are typically high stress and high stakes. We know some of you have been there. And during a case, there’s a big cost to inadvertently producing privileged documents. “Clawing back” documents is the process of modifying a production to designate documents as privileged that were originally produced as nonprivileged. With our new production modification tool, you can easily claw back documents that have already been produced, or produce documents that were originally withheld as privileged.
With Everlaw’s production modification tools, users can also re-run a production after changing its configuration, and then apply the configuration changes to a set of documents from the original production. Don’t let mistakes of the past, or changes mid-case, trip up your work.
Check out the new changes when you log into the platform, and read more detail in our support materials here.
Document Sets, Permissions, and New Search Options
We’ve received a fair amount of feedback telling us that the ability to create searches directly from a persistent highlight would greatly improve your workflow, so we’ve added that in as well. Now, case admins can access a drop-down menu that allows them to create searches based on categories of persistent highlights. The resulting search will be saved as a card on the homepage and can be shared, assigned, exported, or produced, just like any other search.
The column formerly known as “Uploads” has been renamed “Document Sets,” and includes cards for both document uploads and productions. This will allow you to more quickly navigate to your recent productions, even to modify after running if needed. Like other cards on the homepage, production cards can be favorited.
And finally, with this release, users have more fine-grained control of their permissions settings. We’ve added in the ability to remove permissions from a shared object, such as a binder or Chronology. If you have share, edit, and delete permissions on the shareable object, you can revoke other users’ permissions on that object. You can revoke permissions for any user except yourself and the owner of the object. Administrators also now have the ability to control who has access to redaction tools separately from other permissions. Previously, redaction tool permissions worked the same as notes and annotations, but after learning that they’re needed by different types of users, we’ve updated our groups page to reflect each functionality’s uniqueness.
Check it Out!
Check out these features and more, as well as more detailed documentation, the next time you log into the Everlaw platform. As always, we believe in giving our users access to the latest and greatest, and can’t wait for your feedback on these features. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for product related questions, and at email@example.com if you have any feedback.