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Rethinking tools: How technology is changing document review

Jérôme Torres Lozano and Todd Mansbridge explore how predictive coding, audio search and other e-disclosure tools are transforming technology-assisted document review

8 February 2013

 

Information may be power, but it can also be a big headache for companies and their lawyers when confronted with a wide-ranging document review exercise in response to a major piece of litigation or a regulatory investigation.

As the number of business documents has mushroomed – and the definition of a document has broadened to include informal communications such as text messages and voicemails – the job of locating relevant information in a timely and cost-efficient manner has become ever more challenging.

The document review process was always a significant element in the cost of conducting litigation. The courts have started to take greater notice of this and, in response, the technology available to assist with the review process is developing rapidly (see box).

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