There are so many instances within the normal working life of a lawyer when technology, or a different method than the traditional norm, would positively affect their working lives and practices, and therefore that of their clients.
After publishing these words, Andy has “back tracked” a little by complaining about “..waste, inefficiency, antiquated workflows, extreme cost, poor technology...” and commented that he feels the discovery process can be made better. That has always been the case as the technology has continuously evolved to make the discovery process better. The trouble is that to an extent the damage has already been done and these comments are exactly that, “back tracking”.
There is huge pressure to search, find, eliminate or otherwise, relevant data and documents and the deadlines are stringent. All of this can be done using eDiscovery technology in exactly the same way as for litigation cases.
eDiscovery is about being clever with the way you review documents. It’s about picking the right search terms, using a good provider and having a proper hosting platform.