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New Document Compare Feature!

LEP has added a new built-in feature on the Doc tab of the Doc Viewer allowing a user to compare two documents within a case. This can be extremely helpful when reviewing email chains and near duplicate documents. The new compare feature can display the documents side by side or line by line while highlighting all the differences. For more information, see tech note here.

LEP Supports Google Chrome MS Office Native Doc Viewer

Upon ingestion, LEP will attempt to process and convert compatible files to PDF for ease of review and will maintain and make available for download the native file in the Originals tab of the LEP Doc Viewer. When native review is preferred, Lexbe recommends a Google Chrome add-on that populates the LEP Doc Viewer Originals tab with a native viewer that can open MS Office documents. This is particularly helpful when needing to review Excel and PowerPoint files. The viewer will display these files as they would appear in their native program. For Excel files, this includes multiple sheets and for Powerpoint files this includes the presentation layout with comments and/or notes. There are many advantages to using the Google Chrome MS Office native doc viewer add on: speeds review in native format without having to download file, includes read-only native program functionality and navigation, provides option to download native file directly, contains tab views supported for Excel spreadsheets, and is offered directly by Google in the Chrome browser (compliance standards upheld). This add-on is supported for Google Chrome on Windows and MAC. For more information, see help page here

eDiscovery Trends for 2020

Best Practices Navigating the Dynamic ESI Landscape, eDiscovery Technologies and Strategies for your Practice

eDiscovery is continuously evolving with each new year adding layers of complexity. Beyond the exponential year-over-year growth of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), the sources of ESI continue to diversify. Attorneys failing to stay up to date on the quickly evolving landscape risk missing evidence, wasting money and losing cases. This webinar provides an overview of the new and emerging challenges lawyers will face in 2020 as well as describing solutions for those willing to stay ahead of the curve.

Agenda

  • eDiscovery continues to evolve
  • Data is different
  • Legal hold management
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Predictive coding
  • Structured data
  • Privilege and production
  • Big data analysis
  • Case closure
  • Legacy data

Speakers

Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP Robert Keeling is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a special focus on electronic discovery matters. Mr. Keeling has authored several articles on eDiscovery and social media and is a co-chair for his firm’s eDiscovery Task Force.

   Ray Mangum, Associate Sidley Austin, LLP Ray Mangum represents clients in a variety of government investigations and commercial disputes, with a particular focus on matters involving complex data analytics and e-discovery issues.

Mastering the Document Intensive Case: A Blueprint for the Boutique Firm

Increasingly lawyers are taking advantage of technology to practice in specialized boutique and smaller firm environments. But the rapidly growing size of collections of electronically stored information (ESI) presents an increasingly difficult challenge: How to effectively manage these resource-hungry cases without large firm support? What happens when the firm takes on a document-intensive case that its current review and production methods can’t handle? This educational webinar addresses how a boutique firm can effectively manage large cases, meet its deadlines, and avoid being outgunned by larger firms with greater staff and resources. Agenda
  • Growth of Boutique Law Firms
  • Challenges for Boutique Firms Handling Large & Complex Cases
  • Technology and Staffing to Support a Boutique Firm Practice
  • eDiscovery/Document Management Software by Case Stage
  • Document Review/Production Options in Large Cases
  • Case Study

Legal Depts are increasingly Relying on AI in eDiscovery

The 12th annual Law Department Operations (LDO) survey found that effective use of technology in law departments has been slow to accelerate. Artificial intelligence has been wildly growing among several markets, but is just beginning to saturate the legal market–however, it is expected to continue. In general, AI has the potential to introduce new sources of growth, changing how work is done and reinforcing the role of people to drive growth in business. As Reese Arrowsmith, vice president, head of legal operations for Campbell Soup Co. states, “I do see AI and other technology advances having an impact on the way lawyers work. New technology will augment ways of working and may impact who completes legal work. I also see the legal industry utilizing data analytics to make decisions and to predict outcomes.”

One survey revealed that nearly half of those asked, said their law department does not use AI at all.  And, when law departments do use AI, it is most likely for e-discovery and document review. Twenty-seven percent of respondents sometimes use it for these areas, and 7% always use it.

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