We help you reduce discovery costs by applying analytics early in your case.
Each case has aspects that make it unique: the amount in controversy, the resources of the parties, the issues at stake in the matter, etc. Consequently, the chosen methods and technologies should match the needs of the case. This is one of the reasons we develop our own software tools and license many others.
Cases that are graphic-intensive will pair better with technology that clusters based on visual similarity rather than text. Grouping visually by document type can enable legal teams to eliminate thousands of documents in minutes.
Cases that involve a specific drug can benefit from intensive folder-level review using tools like Culligo™ that enable attorneys to interact more closely with an ESI collection.
Over-processing often occurs by vendors whose sales staff is compensated on a per-gigabyte basis. If care is taken early in the case, lighter processing requirements can be applied to certain data types, often (in our experience) reducing costs.
By leveraging the Proportionality Triangle™, we help companies and law firms establish budgets achieve proper evidentiary levels.
The following are the 10 Steps of Early Case Analytics.
1. Run visual analytics and advanced pattern matching on a representative custodial sample to help test key terms (see the influential Blair & Maron study to learn more about the limitations of key term search)
2. Initial Search Term Report (STR)
3. Run Analytics
4. Examine outlier terms
5. Examine bulk mail
6. Examine concepts
7. Verify: Look across Subjects and Sender Domains
8. Counsel approval to remove non-relevant mail
9. Counsel updates search term list, re-run
10. Production & Removal of redundant, non-relevant file types