The first round of discovery produced around 3000 documents. The client was new to ediscovery & opted for a linear review. After a grueling couple of weeks – working 18-hour days, feeling incredibly tired, stressed & painfully aware of the possibility of making mistakes – the client decided there must be a better way to do ediscovery.
When round 2 of discovery produced 13,000 documents, our client knew it was time to harness our expertise & the power of technology.
Our legal technology expert used Relativity’s powerful analytics features.
13,000 documents in total – 11,000 emails & their attachments; 2000 standalone documents
Of the 13,000 documents – 11,000 were emails & their attachments. Using Relativity’s email threading feature, we culled unnecessary duplicate items, such as forwards, ccs & replies – leaving approximately 3500 emails/attachments.
The 3500 documents were further reduced to 2,757 after client communication emails were excluded on the basis of privilege.
The remaining standalone documents were subject to a textual near duplicate review – enabling textually similar documents to be batched out together for efficient review.
Our client harnessed the power of technology & our team’s expertise to reduce the reviewable document set by 37% & speed up the efficiency & time of the review.
After using our expertise, the associate met their deadlines, kept costs for the client down & mitigated the risk of human error. The associate’s client was delighted with the service & the lawyer was satisfied with a job well done.