A recent article by Marisa Peacock on CMSWire called Equivio makes Early Case Assessment more relevant adds some diagrams to illustrate the statistics which I mentioned in my paper. One shows the increase in the number of relevant documents found by Equivio>Relevance compared with a review team, and the other shows the rate at which the bulk of those responsive documents was found. The point of the latter, if that is not clear, is that if more of the relevant documents are found earlier in the process, the sooner the lawyers get to see the ones which matter.
This week also brings news of another litigation support organisation, D4 LLC, adopting Equivio’s technology for near-duplicates and e-mail threads.
Equivio will be at LegalTech. One of the attractions of its separate applications is that the central functions are easily understood, however complex the underlying processes – it does not take long to grasp what can be saved in time and cost if you can go straight to the inclusive email which contains all the preceding ones, if near-duplicates are grouped together, and if more relevant documents come to hand before less relevant ones. Given the amount which there is to assimilate at LegalTech, a premium attaches to things which can be grasped quickly.