News & Press
October 10, 2016
kCura Unveils New Releases and a Connected Future for E-Discovery at Relativity Fest
Developers of Relativity share features to better connect the e-discovery community—including a hybrid solution in the cloud and on-premises, and a Microsoft Office 365 integration—at annual user conference.
October 07, 2016
Everchron Case Management Technology Now Available in the Relativity Ecosystem
October 06, 2016
LDiscovery A/V Suite Recognized as Best Service Provider Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards
LDiscovery, LLC, a provider of eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions, today announced that they have been named a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Awards for Best Service Provider Solution. LDiscovery is the only provider to be a finalist three years in a row.
October 04, 2016
CDS Visual Search Recognized as Best Service Provider Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest 2016
October 04, 2016
Kilpatrick Townsend Recognized as Finalist for the Relativity Innovation Award for Best Law Firm Solution
September 15, 2016
Time to Evolve the Annual Performance Review -- But with What?
August 23, 2016
kCura to Showcase How Relativity Brings Data Visualization and Analytics to ECA, Investigations, and Beyond e-Discovery at ILTACON 2016
Experts from kCura will share how the newest release of Relativity enables customers to gain insights into their data sooner, and how customers are using the extensibility of the complete platform to address operational challenges outside of litigation.
August 17, 2016
kCura Partners with CTRL to Propel the Use of Technology in the Practice of Law
As CTRL’s new sponsor, kCura will help drive meaningful educational initiatives–including sessions at the upcoming e-discovery conference, Relativity Fest–to advance technology in the legal field. CHICAGO, August 17, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that they are joining forces with the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), an open source community for legal practitioners, to advance the discussion on the use of technology in legal space. "We are happy to welcome kCura as our newest sponsor, helping us further drive the adoption of technology in this profession," said Philip J. Favro, director of legal education and resources at CTRL. "kCura’s support allows us to keep empowering the legal community to learn about and use enabling technologies, and share their successes with each other." Committed to the development of practical and proactive technology guidelines for lawyers, CTRL is also recognized for its in-depth research of advanced analytics for corporate counsel. CTRL’s most recent study showed the vast majority of practitioners (93%) believe analytics will be critical to the practice of law over the next decade. The research also confirmed that nearly one-third of legal departments are already using analytics for information governance (IG)–a sign that IG may be advancing more quickly than expected. In partnership with kCura, CTRL will present at Relativity Fest in Chicago on October 9-11. CTRL’s session, "The New IG Playbook for Addressing Threats from Personal Clouds, Cyber Attacks, and the Internet of Things" will focus on best practices for addressing electronic threats around IG. CTRL also recently published their new 2016 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review. The 2016 Guidelines build on the inaugural Guidelines published in 2014, which considered some of the divisive issues surrounding the use of technology-assisted review (TAR). Recently cited by one of the leading authorities on civil discovery issues, the Guidelines focus on defensible TAR workflows, whether counsel should disclose its use of TAR, and the merits of entering into a stipulated TAR use protocol. The 2016 Guidelines expand on various aspects of these issues to help outside counsel, in-house lawyers, and judges gain a better understanding of the burgeoning use of TAR. "Since its emergence, CTRL has been known for driving the adoption of advanced analytics in the practice of law and helping practitioners stay ahead of the curve," said Dean Gonsowski, vice president of business development at kCura. "We’re excited to collaborate further with CTRL by providing insightful research and educational initiatives that will empower the entire legal community." Relativity Fest 2016 will be held October 9-11 in Chicago, IL.Â To learn more about Relativity Fest and how to participate, visit https://relativityfest.com/. ###### About kCura Recognized as a Leader Gartner’s 2015 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity has more than 140,000 active users in more than 40 countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and more than 190 of the Am Law 200. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies–numbering more than 11,000 organizations–meet unstructured data challenges by installing Relativity on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura was ranked as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 from 2011 to 2014 and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for five consecutive years. Please contact kCura at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.kcura.com for more information. About CTRL The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (www.CTRLinitiative.com) is an open source community for legal practitioners who are involved in e-discovery, investigations, and information governance. Sponsors of the initiative include the world’s leading law firms, enterprise software companies, and litigation support providers.
July 19, 2016
Cognicion LLC--a Subsidiary of Am Law 100 Firm Hunton & Williams, LLP--Selects Relativity to Drive e-Discovery Services
Cognicion LLC is licensing kCura’s award-winning software for their e-discovery and managed document review services, leveraging the advanced analytics and visualization capabilities of Relativity in order to get to the right data faster. kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that Cognicion LLC, a subsidiary of Hunton & Williams, has chosen Relativity as their primary platform for e-discovery. Cognicion leverages time-tested project management practices and the advanced capabilities of Relativity to increase the efficiency of e-discovery. “The power of Relativity is easily matched by its customizability, allowing for a level of fine-tuning that is crucial in e-discovery,” said Chris McDaniel, chief revenue officer at Cognicion. “We believe in streamlining the e-discovery process for every unique case, and the robust nature of the platform allows us to do that.” Cognicion also selected Relativity because of its familiarity with law firms and corporations, and the fact that it’s an open platform for the industry to develop applications that further extend its functionality. The team also plans to leverage the complete Relativity Analytics feature set to quickly and easily identify essential data in a case. “We’re often dealing with time-critical situations for our customers, facing a fair amount of data to review in a short amount of time,” said Lorraine Venesky, chief operating officer at Cognicion. “The insight we can gain from Relativity’s data visualization and analytics capabilities throughout the lifecycle of a case helps us get to the truth of a matter much faster.” “With our past few releases, we’ve really focused on improving the way you can search, analyze, and act on data with Relativity—specifically through data visualizations and analytics,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer of kCura. “Cognicion is a group that sees a lot of value in leveraging these features throughout e-discovery, and we look forward to helping them deliver a first-class experience with Relativity.” To learn more about Cognicion, visit http://www.cognicion.com
July 18, 2016
Deloitte Launches Proprietary Audio Transcription Feature for Relativity
July 12, 2016
LDiscovery Announces Release of A/V Suite for Relativity
July 12, 2016
Vanek, Vickers & Masini P.C. Licenses Relativity for Large-scale Litigation Practice
Chicago-based law firm concentrating on complex commercial issues and disputes brings in kCura's comprehensive e-discovery solution Relativity to gain efficiencies and custom offerings for clients. kCura today announced that Vanek, Vickers & Masini has licensed their e-discovery software Relativity. The boutique firm—located in downtown Chicago— has a national complex commercial litigation practice, and will leverage Relativity for all of its cases: from small cases to cases with millions of documents.
Relativity is a fully-featured e-discovery platform with comprehensive analytics and visualizations that can be leveraged to address every stage of the e-discovery lifecycle in a single system. Relativity also allows users to create and automate custom workflows and make use of fully integrated processing capabilities—so case teams can ingest data and begin review quickly without leaving the system.
“We find Relativity to be unflappable,” said David Germaine, partner at Vanek, Vickers & Masini. “In today’s market, we were seeking the most balanced solution. Relativity allows a firm of any size to handle all cases—small and large—and with the greatest amount of flexibility and scalability available.”
Vanek, Vickers & Masini cited the ease of use and familiarity with the product as a major factor in its decision-making process.
“From the beginning, we’ve architected Relativity as a flexible system that can handle matters of any size or complexity,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “We’re excited to be working with Vanek, Vickers & Masini as they make use of those capabilities to provide an even better e-discovery experience to their clients.”
To learn more about Vanek, Vickers & Masini, visit http://www.vaneklaw.com/.
June 30, 2016
kCura Launches Relativity ECA and Investigation--a Comprehensive Solution with Complete Text Analytics Capabilities Built In
ECA and Investigation is now available alongside today’s release of Relativity 9.4, helping legal teams assess risk and make informed decisions at the start of a matter; the new release also includes 170 enhancements across the platform. kCura today announced the release of Relativity ECA and Investigation—a brand new solution for early case assessment (ECA) and digital investigations. Fully integrated in Relativity, ECA and Investigation allows users to take advantage of all of Relativity’s analytics and visualization capabilities to better understand the context of a data collection. By turning to analytics at any point—including email threading and near-duplicate detection—it’s simple to isolate potentially relevant items, reveal context, and prioritize what’s most important. “Corporations today struggle with large amounts of custodial data. Relativity ECA and Investigation provides a straightforward way to whittle down that data so our attorneys aren’t wasting time on irrelevant information,” said Tina Garbarino, e-discovery manager at NBC Universal. A centralized dashboard provides real-time insight into how an analysis is progressing and customizable templates help guide any workflow. Additionally, it’s easy to share ECA and Investigation data and collaborate with external law firms or service providers that use Relativity. “ECA has been around for a while, so we wanted to deliver an altogether new solution that really adapted to the fact that corporate data is continuing to grow in both size and complexity,” said Dean Gonsowski, vice president of business development at kCura. “By building Relativity ECA and Investigation seamlessly into our platform, customers can use the most relevant and valuable investigatory features available today—such as analytics and data visualizations—to gain quicker insights and to predict the risks and cost of potential litigation better than they ever could before.” Relativity ECA and Investigation was originally announced at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London this May as part of Relativity 9.4, which includes a total of 170 new features and enhancements that simplify the process of understanding and taking action on data, such as:
- Bringing analytics visualizations together with document metadata within a dashboard, so users can clearly and easily see how concepts and themes intersect with important pieces of information—providing powerful search and analysis capabilities.
- More granular security controls in Legal Hold to grant unique project and communication permissions to users.
- Improved overall speeds of processing, production, and the document viewer, with storage requirements for processing reduced by up to 50 percent.
For more information about Relativity 9.4, visit this page.
June 21, 2016
Siskinds Installs Relativity In-house as Comprehensive e-Discovery Solution for Class Action Group
Ontario-based law firm licenses Relativity for processing through production, including comprehensive analytics capabilities. CHICAGO, IL and LONDON, ON - June X, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that Siskinds LLP has licensed Relativity. Siskinds is a Canada-based firm practicing in more than 25 areas of law, and will use Relativity in their class action group to better manage and analyze documents used for litigation and investigations. Relativity is a fully-featured e-discovery platform with comprehensive analytics and visualizations that can be leveraged to address every stage of the e-discovery lifecycle in a single system. Relativity allows users to create and automate custom workflows, take advantage of a complete set of text analytics capabilities including computer-assisted review, and make use of fully integrated processing capabilities—so case teams can ingest data and begin review quickly without leaving the system. “It was important to us to have a robust e-discovery platform where we could manage our data all in one repository,” said Dawn Sullivan, e-discovery counsel at Siskinds. “Having the right tools to find the relevant information is key in a fast-moving practice, and the extensive analytics tools will help us speed up the review process significantly.” Additionally, Siskinds was drawn to Relativity for the accompanying support and vast community built around the product. “I’ve implemented a lot of new technologies, and a huge differentiator for our experience with kCura was the community of partners available to offer expertise and resources, and the level of customer support provided through every step of the process,” said Ryan Bryson, manager of information technology for Siskinds. “It was a seamless transition to migrate our cases to Relativity, understand the existing functionality, and immediately start simplifying the e-discovery process for our own customers.” “We’ve always seen the community around Relativity as being a critical part of our customers’ success with our software,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “It’s important to us to foster an engaged and connected community of users—and it’s great that Siskinds is excited to be a part of it.” To learn more about the Siskinds class action group, visit http://www.siskinds.com/class-actions/.
June 15, 2016
kCura Opens Application for 10 Student Scholarships to Join 2,000 Legal Professionals at e-Discovery Conference, Relativity Fest
The scholarships, open to anyone attending an ABA-approved law school or paralegal program in the US, provides future lawyers and paralegals the opportunity to network with and learn from the brightest minds and top employers in the e-discovery industry. CHICAGO - July 15th, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced 10 Relativity Fest student scholarships that will provide an opportunity for future lawyers and paralegals to attend the annual e-discovery conference Relativity Fest. Both undergraduate and graduate students from law schools and paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) are eligible to apply for the scholarship by August 15, 2016. The award covers transportation, lodging, meals, and event registration. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application and secure a recommendation from a litigation or e-discovery professor. Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 1, 2016. “Relativity Fest provides a unique educational opportunity for the lawyers and paralegals of tomorrow,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “We’re excited to assist students and educational institutions in developing practical technology and e-discovery skills and, as a result, help the industry advance overall.” The inaugural Relativity Fest student scholarships came out of the Relativity Academic Partner program, an educational initiative that provides law schools and paralegal programs with free access to hands-on training in Relativity and helps prepare students for future roles in the field. Announced during Relativity Fest last year, the program started with 50 schools, and more than 20 schools have since joined. As part of the program, universities and their instructors have access to additional educational and informational resources, including in-person training, the Relativity Customer Portal, and kCura’s support team. Relativity Fest will take place in Chicago on October 9-11, 2016. The conference is designed to educate and connect the e-discovery community through engaging panel discussions, hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and more.
June 13, 2016
kCura and Chicago Public Schools Announces Funston Elementary as Newest 'Wired to Learn' Grant Recipient
Public school in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood has been selected to receive a milestone-contingent grant of $250,000, awarded annually by kCura to level the technology playing field for under-resourced students. CHICAGO – June 13, 2016 – kCura, a Chicago-based legal technology company, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced the 2016 recipient of the Wired to Learn grant. The grant is a key element of kCura Gives, kCura’s community outreach program that works to ensure youth in the community have access to the technology, equipment, and training they need to be successful in today’s work environment. Created in 2013 and awarded annually, the Wired to Learn grant is a three-year, milestone-contingent grant of up to $250,000 that provides resources to help teachers integrate technology into their everyday curriculum. To be eligible for the competitive grant, schools must have more than 80 percent of their student population eligible for free or reduced lunch, and have less than a 1:1 device-to-student ratio. This year’s recipient, Funston Elementary, stood out among 57 applicants due to their community commitment and long-term plan for the technology resources that Wired to Learn can provide. During the application process, parents and teachers alike were highly engaged in envisioning a curriculum that supports both the students and broader Humboldt Park community. The school first plans to improve the personalized learning experiences available to their students, investing in personal devices like iPads and Chromebooks, and building a teacher cohort to grow their skills in integrating technology into the classroom. Since the implementation of the kCura Gives program, kCura has provided more than $1.5 million dollars through Wired to Learn and other giving initiatives to improve students’ learning experiences and prepare them for college and careers. The 2014 Wired to Learn recipient schools, Pickard and Ruggles Elementary, both moved up to the District’s highest school rating level—Level 1+—within one year of receiving the grant. “Our schools have done tremendous things with the Wired to Learn grant, which has improved access to the cutting edge technology that is vital to a well-rounded 21st century education,” said CPS Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “We appreciate kCura’s continued support of CPS schools, and we are committed to leveraging these resources to make sure our students are prepared for a successful future.” kCura’s Wired to Learn grant was designed as an open-source framework for other companies to get involved with bringing technology to schools that need it. Other companies who are interested in implementing the process on their own terms in Chicago are invited to reach out to kCura. Through the grant, organizations can fund the purchase of new technology, donate existing technology or software, or help participate in technology mentoring activities for students and teachers. The plug-and-play design of the Wired to Learn program is meant to enable companies to give back in whatever way works best for them with the resources they have. “We believe in the power of technology, and we want the next generation to have the tools they need for whatever careers they desire in whatever community they choose,” said Dorie Blesoff, chief people officer at kCura. “What’s most exciting about Wired to Learn is that we can leverage it to build something bigger than we can do alone. We want to help every interested organization give back and ultimately have a defining impact on the community.” Those interested in learning more about kCura Gives and how to start a Wired to Learn grant program at their organization can contact email@example.com.
April 19, 2016
Mayor Emanuel Announces More Than 700 New Tech Jobs In Chicago
April 18, 2016
kCura Announces Appointment of Jason Ream as Chief Financial Officer
Jason Ream adds 20 years of experience in finance and technology to kCura's operational strategy, with the goal of helping to scale the e-discovery software company to solve more complex data challenges for the legal community
April 12, 2016
LexInnova Announces Integration of Review Project Management Tool, LexInsight PrivCheck, with Relativity
April 08, 2016
CityDocs Partners with kCura to Facilitate eDisclosure Accessibility for All
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