As far as I know there has never been a decided case anywhere in the world on this which says a great deal. Indeed if taken to an illogical conclusion then there would be no outsourcing anywhere at all!
What is needed to make SA the global centre for managed document review? Probably not that much I would suggest.
It is important to handle paper documents properly and in accordance with eDiscovery guidelines and best practice.
Because reviewing documents is by far the major cost of any case, lawyersmust look at all the methods available to make the review efficient and must always bear in mind that important word - proportionality.
Listen to what corporate clients actually want and help them with strategy rather than just looking at specific processes and basing everything on cost.
How do we deal with large volumes of documents, comply with proportionality AND keep clients happy all at the same time?
In recent weeks I have had absolutely excellent meetings with the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and with the Rules Board, both with positive outcomes.
Predictive coding is a type of machine-learning technology that enables a computer to help “predict” how documents should be classified based on limited human input. The technology is exciting……… because the ability to automatically predict document responsiveness has the potential to save organisations millions in document review costs.