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Even with a well-defined discovery response plan, companies routinely require help in developing their ediscovery program, and in executing the plan when litigation hits. Planning and execution address all aspects of the EDRM including, data identification, early case analysis, collection, processing, review and production. Eleventh Hour provides comprehensive legal services for discovery, from expert consulting such as chain of custody and best forms of ESI exchange to tactical management for discovery handling.
Eleventh Hour is your partner when developing the overall ediscovery plan – inclusions/exclusions, scheduling, cost projections, work procedures and resource planning – and in executing discovery day to day. We assist with all phases of discovery, identification, tracking and collection of data, early fact analysis, review and production management. Our technology toolkit includes a wide variety of experiences using leading technologies for processing data for review and analysis (e.g., Index Engines, Clearwell Systems, Nuix, IPRO, LAW, Recommind, Relativity, Concordance, Summation, Autonomy, Lateral Data, NextPoint). We are experts in team resourcing and process management, data auditing and quality assurance.
Our “secret sauce” is our proportional process, and a well honed framework to document work procedures, decisions and results. Through our process we drive discovery decision making and activities that lead to identifying information important to lawyer. We incorporate advanced procedures and technologies such as predictive coding (technology assisted review) when appropriate to find best, most relevant evidence to put relevant information before the legal team as early on in the case as possible.
Eleventh Hour Discovery offers senior-level project management support to corporate legal departments and their counsel across the EDRM life-cycle. Let us assist you with project scope and resource management, legal hold management support, managing data collection, scheduling and monitoring processing and review work, or using advanced technologies to evaluate data or code it using technology-assisted review.
Traditionally, forensic imaging requires the physical availability of the machine to be preserved and the local presence of a forensic examiner. In addition to the complexity of the process, with traditional imaging, a forensic examiner can only image a limited number of systems at the same time, and the target machines are unavailable to their owners until the process completes. In the enterprise environment, this can require substantial efforts to efficiently schedule multiple collections and reduce business disruption.
On the other hand, remote imaging can often alleviate many of the logistical hurdles involved in traditional imaging. For example, remote imaging does not require the examiner to be in the same location as the target machine, it does not require making the machine unavailable to its user during the process, and the process can be invisible to the user, allowing imaging to occur without interruption.
Bottom line, how would you like to be able to save your clients significant amounts of money while still producing valued results? Predictive coding performed effectively has the potential to do that. It does not eliminate attorney review, but does offer more accurate designation, and reduce the amount of time required to review electronic documents. This is the cost savings of predictive coding.
It’s very scary for lawyers to trust data loaded to a black box, where they can not put eyes on every single document. It is harder to trust a machine to offer results if you don’t fully understand why they were selected. Predictive coding requires lawyers to be more involved in the review process – strategically and tactically, both in the initial phases of the predictive coding process, but also in later stages of evaluating the results and subsequent review decisions based on those results. It also requires lawyers to work with technologists who understand and can explain the technology as applied.
The benefit of predictive coding is being able to place your most important discovery documents in the hands of the lawyer in the earliest stages of a case, thus enabling decisions that may inform litigation or settlement strategies. This work occurs long before extensive, expensive full-scale document review.
How does predictive coding work?
The machine presents a series of documents to an attorney who makes a coding decision: for instance, “relevant” or “not relevant.” This type of iterative attorney supervision enables continuous improvement of the predictive coding scores and results. Once the designated level of accuracy is achieved, the machine can score the remaining population.
It will be necessary to use other technologies as part of the discovery process – advanced search, near duplicate identification, email threading, social network analysis, and many others. Predictive coding is another tool to use, not a substitute for these technologies, but used correctly it can decrease the cost and time required for document review.
For more information about predictive coding options for your case contact Eleventh Hour at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-567-0069.