Interesting post on the various e-discovery certifications that are out there. I recently had someone else bring that same question up to me as well.
I remember flipping through my emails and seeing a note about all of this e-discovery education. Someone wrote:
“…can anyone comment on whether employers take these things seriously (e-discovery certifications)? I’ll take the exams if they are worth it, but I don’t want to spend time and money to get letters after my name that no one truly cares about.”
I love that question, because I remember back a few years ago (around 2000 or so) you could not turn around without hearing a commercial or a promo for schools pushing people to get MCSE and CCNE certified and I thought it would be a great opportunity to push my career along with a Microsoft cert.
The very important thing that I am trying to say is and I hope this gives you some clarity: “the information you learn carries far more weight than the certification you earn, but the certification is the tangible product…”
Continue reading the post here.
I wrote a post for ATL on the newest “buzzwords” in legal technology, and named “predictive coding” the winner for 2011.
Since the computer was invented, technologists have worked tirelessly to find ways machines can replace humans. Of course it is no different with e-discovery. The vendor that has really taken a lead in this effort is Recommind. They have written extensively about this, and they have a review tool called Axcelerate. You can find a good review of Axcelerate predictive coding here.
And now, Recommind has gone a step further by launching predictivecoding.com. From a quick look at the site I do like their take on what predictive coding does NOT do.
Predictive Coding does not replace human review. It optimizes it. The solution takes all the documents related to an issue, ranks and tags them so that a human reviewer can look over the documents to confirm relevance. The beauty of this technology is that you can use your human decisions to teach the computer, making the relevancy suggestions more accurate over time.
Props for this vendor getting ahead of the curve on this one.
From their website:
Integreon’s eView™ application is a market-leading, highly scalable, secure, and specialized review tool that is field-proven by the world’s leading law firms and corporate legal departments. eView enables you to better manage the workflow, productivity, and quality of large, complex projects. You can choose to utilize just our hosting infrastructure or package it with services provided by our experienced reviewers and project managers. eView delivers:
- Built-in analytics – Enables project leaders to assess data collections prior to the start of reviews to determine the most efficient workflow and approach for managing each project.
- Intelligent review process – Unlike some systems that force you to adopt a pre-configured, one-size-fits-all approach, eView offers project leaders their choice of workflows.
- Integrated privilege management – Improves efficiency by automatically generating privilege logs while reviewers work.
- In-depth reporting – Managers can assess the real-time progress of all their document review projects as well as the progress of specific teams and individual