Why Machine Learning Matters in Ediscovery

Today we’ll continue our weekly series on our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics book. In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, core technical ediscovery concepts, the technologies powering ediscovery, and the future of ediscovery. We’re pleased today to dive into one of the more popular technologies used in modern ediscovery: machine learning, also often

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News of the Robot Lawyer Is Premature

Robot lawyers are making headlines everywhere from USA Today to the Washington Post thanks to Stanford University student Joshua Browder, who has created a chatbot he claims is powering “the first case of a fully automated lawsuit.” “You can sue Equifax for $25,000 by pressing a button,” Browder tweeted. Upset about the credit agency’s massive

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SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery

Everlaw had the opportunity to attend ALM’s 17th Annual SuperConference two weeks ago in Chicago, and we enjoyed meeting and learning alongside our corporate counsel colleagues. Lisa Ross, an experienced litigator and Everlaw’s Head of Marketing, moderated a discussion on the intersection of big data and ediscovery, detailing the many ways in which the technology advancements

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The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More convenience doesn’t just make it a bit easier. Something new becomes possible, regional practices go global and

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How to Set Up Predictive Coding

Predictive coding is an ambiguous term, because every vendor and firm seems to do it differently. So, we want to lift the veil. Below is how to set up predictive coding on the Everlaw platform. 1) Create a New Model You can create a new model in your case by clicking on the green plus

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The Gen (Wh)Y Take on Legal Tech

The term “digital native” has been used for the past fifteen years to describe those raised in a digital, media-saturated world. These “Millennial” or “Generation Y” members are often touted as the first converts to the cult of technology. This buzz appears in the legal press as well. For example, a recent blog for the

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Tales of Proportionality and Predictive Coding

A funny thing happened in 2015: courts regularly applied proportionality analysis to the scope of discovery and discussed predictive coding like it was normal. Here is the shocking thing: both topics are “normal” and should not be considered earth-shattering. A Case of Proportionality One of the many 2015 cases in which proportionality intersected with predictive

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6 Legal Tech Predictions from ILTACON

I loved ILTACON. Not only did the quirky theme and costumes at the opening reception make me feel right at home, but I also gained much insight into the modern legal technology space, all in a three-day crash course. I witnessed ILTA’s focus on innovative education at its many excellent sessions. For example, Jeffrey Roach’s

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What Cabs Have To Do With Machine Learning

Many people secretly (or not-so-secretly) hate the term “machine learning.” That’s because it can be overly broad and opaque, as if you’re being asked not to look at the man behind the curtain. However, machine intelligence doesn’t have to be a big black box that we simply accept or reject. Even the less technically-minded among

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