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Reducing eDiscovery Costs: Early Case Assessment (ECA) and Relativity 9.4 Enhancements
POSTED ON September 09

Who doesn’t want to reduce eDiscovery costs?  We don’t know anyone. Because that desire is so broad-based, we are doubly excited by our next Shepherd Speaks topic.  Let me explain a bit about the presentation. We have all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Visuals summarize, but they also move one to conclusions more quickly. That is not surprising given that visuals and graphics are processed 60,000 times faster by the brain than text.

Since volume of words and the need for speed are legal/eDiscovery professionals’ stock in trade, technology advances that help us manage both and reduce costs send our spirits soaring. Our next Shepherd Speaks will focus on a core of such advances — including visualization tools — particularly in the Early Case Assessment arena.  These tools, among other things, provide users with greatly enhanced insight into the volume, location, and nature of electronically stored information. This matters because there are cost-reduction implications. Most importantly, you can set your case’s strategy early, at a less costly phase of eDiscovery.

Our speakers will outline the power of Relativity ECA’s dashboards and visualization tools; offer a view of the data in which you can search, apply analytics, utilize filters, and cull data prior to review; and show tracking, searching, and culling results in real time.

Ben Legatt, Shepherd Data Services’ Vice President of Consulting Services, Brandon Ward, Shepherd Data Services’ Vice President of Information Systems, and Lindsay Wilkes, a kCura Channel Account Manager are planning a lively discussion on this important topic.

Please JOIN US at our Minneapolis, MN office on Wednesday, September 14th at 3:00 to hear Ben, Brandon, and Lindsay’s presentation Early Case Assessment (ECA) and Relativity 9.4 EnhancementsThen stay for the cocktail reception that follows.


About the Author Chris

Author Avatar Christine Chalstrom is the Founder, CEO, and President of Shepherd Data Services, Trustee, Mitchell Hamline Law School and Adviser, Center for Law and Business. She has spoken widely on the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, Digital Forensics, and eDiscovery best practices. Her credits include presentations to the American Bar Association, Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Corporate Counsel Institute, MN Association of Corporate Counsel, MN Association of Litigation Support Professionals, MN CLE, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute. She is an attorney, programmer, and forensic examiner.