It’s fashion week season, with New York, London, Milan, and Paris all celebrating the latest that the world’s best designers have to offer throughout the month of February.
I’m not a big fashionista, personally—jeans and flannel are my jam this time of year—but the events got me thinking. Here on The Relativity Blog, we talk a lot about what’s “in fashion” for e-discovery: the spiffiest workflows, most surprising innovations, latest software, and best reasons to stay ahead of the curve in this competitive field. But what beloved (and not so beloved) practices have fallen by the wayside to make room for these all-star strategies of today?
During Legalweek, we asked the e-discovery community for their thoughts on just that. They had a lot to say. Take a look at their ideas below. What would you add?
not leveraging prior work product for frequent custodians. Too much waste.— Ryan O'Leary, ESQ. (@ROleary_IDC) February 1, 2019
Manual review of every document.— Jacob Cross (@JacobrCross) February 1, 2019
Pdf productions with no metadata!— babytbird124 (@tlittle) January 31, 2019
Making one giant PDF of entire production— Nikolai Pozdniakov (@BatchGuru) January 31, 2019
1. We should stop unique document determination solely based on hash based de-duplication method.— Pavan Kotha (@pavan1606) February 2, 2019
To efficiently remove duplicates, use Relativity structure analytics to identify inclusive emails and exact textual near duplicate principal documents.
2. If we consider the enormous data we collect and process, linear document review is no more efficient. It is high time to adapt TAR for document review especially TAR 2.0, this is one of the efficient methods to prioritize the document review and also cut down review costs.— Pavan Kotha (@pavan1606) February 2, 2019
3. Stop using RDC to migrate data between workspaces. Instead use Relativity Integration points application, it will save lot of efforts and time.— Pavan Kotha (@pavan1606) February 2, 2019
1. Not agreeing to accept a production of inclusive-only emails.— Cristin Traylor (@cktraylor) February 1, 2019
2. Running to the court with every discovery dispute instead of trying to cooperate.
Forwarding emails as attachments for processing and wondering...”why the metadata has be altered” or printing the emails locally and complaining about having to redact...— Doug Rooney (@DarkStar2001) January 31, 2019
Boolean rocks.— alexgsmith (@alexgsmith) January 31, 2019
Not using the treasure trove of dynamic web data as a source of evidence.— Sarena Regazzoni (@sregazzoni) January 31, 2019
Printing out paper evidence of online content to bring to court!— Hanzo (@gethanzo) January 31, 2019
Tell us more about the outdated e-discovery tactics you miss the most (or don’t miss at all) and what your team is doing to change the game in today’s landscape. You can join the conversation in the comments, on Twitter, or on LinkedIn.
Sam Bock is a member of the marketing team at Relativity, and serves as editor of The Relativity Blog.