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How to Prevent Involuntary Knowledge Decay: A Strategy for Effectively Managing Organizational Knowledge

The Issue of Knowledge Decay Knowledge is power, but it is also temporary if it is not maintained. Historically, organizations have traditionally focused on knowledge-building (through employee training and development) and knowledge-acquisition (through employees’ recruitment and specialized knowledge contributions). However, less attention has been given to organizational knowledge-loss resulting from knowledge decay through “employee forgetting”.1 [...]

By |2021-04-06T10:00:00+00:00April 6th, 2021|Untagged|Comments Off on How to Prevent Involuntary Knowledge Decay: A Strategy for Effectively Managing Organizational Knowledge

Document Review Process, Guidelines & Best Practices: 9 Steps to Prepare Your Workflow

Many people understand what document review is and when it needs to be performed. But do you know how to prepare for a review before it begins? To make a document review successful, it's important to proactively prepare your workflow and stick to guidelines that can inform and expedite your process. If you are aware of [...]

By |2021-02-26T09:39:00+00:00February 26th, 2021|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Document Review Process, Guidelines & Best Practices: 9 Steps to Prepare Your Workflow

Three Tips for Successful Data Migration to RelativityOne

Data migration can be very exciting – when it goes wrong! There is enough excitement in the world (global pandemic, stock market roller coaster, US Presidential election, hazmat Santa’s, etc.) so let's avoid the unnecessary excitement of a failed data migration. We have migrated hundreds of projects from a variety of platforms to RelativityOne. As [...]

By |2020-12-08T09:00:00+00:00December 8th, 2020|eDiscovery, eDiscovery & Technology, Legal Consulting, Legal Technology|Comments Off on Three Tips for Successful Data Migration to RelativityOne

Relativity Fest 2020 Takeaways

While we weren’t able to attend in person this year, as the event was virtual, RelFest 2020 delivered a full agenda of informative sessions and lively discussions. Here are the top 5 takeaways we think are the RelFest Best: AERO – Simply powerful brand-new modern User Interface speeds you through review Relativity’s new Aero UI [...]

By |2020-10-15T13:00:00+00:00October 15th, 2020|eDiscovery, eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Relativity Fest 2020 Takeaways

How to Succeed with Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing is an efficient, cost-saving solution for a variety of business challenges – if you and your service provider establish the processes appropriately. During our webinar, “Business Process Outsourcing: Pitfalls to Avoid and Recipe for Success,” we shared our insights on how to ensure success for a BPO engagement. Below are our best [...]

By |2020-08-11T09:00:00+00:00August 11th, 2020|Legal Consulting|Comments Off on How to Succeed with Business Process Outsourcing

Resetting Normal in the Legal Industry

Prior to the surge of the pandemic in the US, we highlighted the 7 Steps to Create Positive Work Environments for Attorneys. Now, looking at the current COVID-climate, as well as looking to the future of work, those suggestions will be even more critical as organizations look to retain top talent post-pandemic.  In an effort to [...]

By |2020-06-30T10:45:00+00:00June 30th, 2020|Untagged|Comments Off on Resetting Normal in the Legal Industry

Contracts and Their Impact on Business

As mentioned in our May 2020 webinar, “Leveraging Technology and People for Contract Review,” contracts are the lifeblood of any organization – regardless of size, industry, or location. For professionals in legal, sales, procurement, and other roles involving relationships between a myriad of parties, executing terms in writing is paramount to the health and function [...]

By |2020-06-16T08:20:00+00:00June 16th, 2020|Legal Consulting|Comments Off on Contracts and Their Impact on Business

Proactively Ensure That Your Cyber-Hygiene Is Up-to-Date

In a time of confusion around the globe, some criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic and are using the opportunity to attack people and businesses. With the large number of people working from home, cyber attacks pose an extra layer of risk than under the usual circumstances.  Fake websites appearing to show [...]

By |2020-03-26T12:14:11+00:00March 26th, 2020|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Proactively Ensure That Your Cyber-Hygiene Is Up-to-Date

Automation in the Legal Industry

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's (CLOC) 2nd Annual State of the Industry Survey shows a growing trend. More than half (53 percent) of respondents to the survey say they now use at least one alternative legal service provider. This growth is driven by more than one in three respondents who said they increased their use [...]

By |2019-12-19T13:29:34+00:00December 19th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Automation in the Legal Industry

“The Best, Of the Best, Of the Best, Sir”: Special Counsel And eDiscovery Platforms

A recurring theme in modern litigation is the speed of technological growth and how it will benefit (or hurt) a legal case. This technological growth inspires a variety of companies to tout their discovery software, each claiming it offers the best on the market, making the discovery process easier. But best at what? For what? [...]

By |2019-11-26T14:00:40+00:00November 26th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on “The Best, Of the Best, Of the Best, Sir”: Special Counsel And eDiscovery Platforms

Relativity Fest 2019: Beyond Traditional ESI

Quick Highlights: Community hunger for knowledge surrounding mobile data and discovery is as strong as ever.Ephemeral and quasi-ephemeral data presents many implications for collection and information governance.Relativity’s Short Message Format may be the first step towards a standard for mobile data discovery.Relativity’s interface API enhancements will greatly simplify custom viewer solutions for developers. For the [...]

By |2019-11-12T15:28:51+00:00November 12th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Relativity Fest 2019: Beyond Traditional ESI

Key Industry Trend Takeaways from Relativity Fest 2019

After attending the many engaging and informative sessions at the 2019 Relativity Fest, it became evident to me there were two clearly developing technology trends in the industry: Trend #1: Cloud-Based Workflows Leveraging repository workspaces for ECA and multiple projects, cloud-based workflows are gaining prevalence. However, one of the newest and most impactful cloud-based workflows [...]

By |2019-11-05T16:00:06+00:00November 5th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Key Industry Trend Takeaways from Relativity Fest 2019

Top Three Pitfalls Affecting Defensibility in E-Discovery

In e-discovery, defensibility is the name of the game. As the amount of electronic data eligible for review continues to grow exponentially, technology continues to generate new means for culling that data in response to discovery requests. For practitioners, the underlying concern in using this technology often boils down to the question of whether a [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:00:56+00:00October 17th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Top Three Pitfalls Affecting Defensibility in E-Discovery

eDiscovery Defensibility in Case Law

In 2006, The Sedona Conference (TSC), a research organization on the forefront of eDiscovery and often cited by the courts, set forth The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production (2d. ed. 2007).  In particular, Sedona Principle 6 states: “Responding parties are best situated to evaluate the procedures, methodologies, and [...]

By |2019-10-15T14:00:57+00:00October 15th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on eDiscovery Defensibility in Case Law

Best Managing Practices for a TAR Review

What is TAR? Technology Assisted Review (TAR) essentially predicts the relevancy of a given document based upon coding decisions and preferences made by reviewers on documents within the same document set. As more and more documents are completed, the TAR software better understands the patterns, features, and characteristics of the review to predict which of [...]

By |2019-10-10T11:00:09+00:00October 10th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Best Managing Practices for a TAR Review

Check the Defense

Special Counsel Innovations in Defensible Approaches to Collecting, Processing and Hosting Data. When acquiring companies in the tech industry, the most common advice given to CEOs is: “Don’t worry about defensibility. Focus on doing something to delight customers and do it better.” While we certainly understand and appreciate the importance of delighting our customers and [...]

By |2019-10-08T09:00:20+00:00October 8th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Check the Defense

The Future of E-Discovery and the Cloud

What is cloud computing, exactly? The rise of cloud computing and storage has been a growing trend in both enterprise business and in e-discovery. Simply put, cloud computing is a method of using remote servers on the internet (as opposed to on-premise servers) to process, manage, and store data. According to some sources, up to [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:13:47+00:00September 16th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology, Legal Technology|Comments Off on The Future of E-Discovery and the Cloud

Innovations: Litigation Hold Notices – Using Excel and OneDrive

As part of ongoing litigation reviews handled by Special Counsel, an end client requested our assistance with a Litigation Hold Review: we were tasked with drafting legal hold notices for individual cases. From the onset, the end client’s general counsel has been steadfast in his stance that the end client did not want to utilize Relativity [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:51:46+00:00September 16th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Innovations: Litigation Hold Notices – Using Excel and OneDrive

The “Cirrus” Matter of Protecting Civil eDiscovery Information in a Changing Privacy Landscape

In a scene in the movie Creed, Sylvester Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa, is writing out a workout plan for Apollo Creed II, the character played by Michael B. Jordan. When Rocky finishes writing, Apollo takes a picture of the handwritten instructions and starts to leave. Rocky, holding up the paper, says, “Hey! Don’t you need [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:24:02+00:00September 13th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology, eDiscovery Law, Legal Technology|Comments Off on The “Cirrus” Matter of Protecting Civil eDiscovery Information in a Changing Privacy Landscape

Data Trends: Cloud Computing and E-Discovery

Cloud computing is a broad term that encompasses the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data as opposed to a local server or hard drive on a personal computer. These networks are hosted by third party providers in off-site locations. More companies are finding [...]

By |2019-09-11T18:01:03+00:00September 11th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Data Trends: Cloud Computing and E-Discovery
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