In our last post, we discussed the value of looking at analytics in e-Discovery with a creative mindset, and a few steps that you can take to expand your problem solving horizons. As we noted there, analytics is most commonly thought of as a tool to be applied during the review phase of the EDRM to control data sizes; however, we’d like to change that. At Altep, we frequently use analytics to solve many more problems than just those found in the production review arena. With a firm grasp on the technology, plenty of curiosity, and a healthy passion for “building a better mouse trap,” we have found quite a few areas where analytics can help turn the eDiscovery rat race into a more methodical and scalable process.
The presentation phase of the EDRM is one such an area. While the EDRM roadmap tells us that analysis occurs in conjunction with review and production, much of the real analysis work is done post-production, in the time leading up to presentation. Cases are often made or broken at deposition, and most certainly at trial. Thorough preparation and a crystal clear understanding of the facts and available evidence are essential to success. However, you may encounter any of several potential pitfalls as you meet your discovery deadline and begin preparations.
Read more at the Altep blog: Creative Analytics – Part 2: The Presentation Phase