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Relativity Fest 2018: Top Three eDiscovery and Legal Industry Takeaways

As usual, this year’s eDiscovery event, Relativity Fest, was packed with great content, interesting conversations, and insights from legal experts. Attendees heard from the judiciary, from eDiscovery practitioners, law firm attorneys, general counsel, and technologists around the world. Read on for our top takeaways and to watch our recap video.

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Why Attorneys Should Shift to TAR 2.0 Solutions

Many attorneys use technology assisted review (“TAR”) solutions to help streamline their practice. It can help with document review, case assessment, contracts, and other litigation tasks. One major draw of TAR is that it reduces effort and cost related to eDiscovery, while also improving accuracy. Numerous studies have concluded that TAR provides results that are superior to manual review. As the years go on, this software continues to improve and provide even more benefits to the legal industry.

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Another U.S. State May Require Attorney Technology Training

North Carolina may soon become the second state after Florida in the country to require that attorneys receive technology training. In 2012 the American Bar Association changed its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to explicitly state that lawyers have a duty to stay abreast of relevant technology as part of their professional competence. So far at least 31 states have adopted the new model rule. 

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