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Predictive coding can be a cheaper, faster and better way to get through large volumes of data quickly in order to meet production obligations, but it’s important to know the dos and don’ts before starting a project, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, director of legal review services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel.
Chan-Glasgow, who advises clients on how to use technology to minimize the cost of document review, says predictive coding is the process of having computer software classify documents. It uses machine learning along with user input and coding decisions and applies these classifications to a larger dataset.
“Document review tends to be the most expensive part of the litigation process simply because the digital universe is just so large and expected to double in size every two years going forward,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.… Read More
Consider for a moment the last time you had to review email messages for discovery, or pay counsel to do so on your behalf. The endless toil of slogging through random fragments of email threads that appear to be in no particular order. After a while it starts to feel like a terrible case of déjà vu. Haven’t I seen this email before? Why am I looking at this again and how did I code it when I saw it an hour ago? Did this part of the thread come before or after the portion that I viewed yesterday? … Read More
Rule 29.1 of Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure was changed in 2010 to require all parties to an action to agree to a discovery plan if they intend to obtain evidence through documents, oral examination, inspection of property, medical examination, or examination for discovery by written questions, she tells AdvocateDaily.com.
And since that change, Cole says her position at Heuristica — Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery service — means she’s no stranger to the myth that planning adds barriers and expense to the litigation process.… Read More
Although this was an extreme case of delay, it stands for the broader principle that litigants cannot rely on complexity, costs and eDiscovery problems to excuse them from pursuing the case in an expeditious manner and in compliance with the timelines set out under the rules, particularly when those problems are the result of inexperience of counsel in managing large electronic productions.… Read More