As before, questions were put to in-house legal departments and eDiscovery service providers, nearly 100 of whom replied.
The main conclusions from the survey are consistent with the trends identified last year – in-house legal departments are facing more eDiscovery work and are taking more control of it themselves, increasingly by acquiring their own software tools.
The key findings include the following:
- 53.5 percent indicated that caseloads are growing
- 55 percent of those surveyed review more than 50 percent of their cases internally
- 72 percent have an e-discovery software solution, with 46.7 percent having more than one
- 50 percent reported having a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program in place with an average of 50 percent participation by employees
- 44.4 percent want the ability to collect ESI from the cloud in a defensible manner
I have written a short paper in conjunction with Guidance Software which looks at some of the more important results. You can find more information and a link to the paper here.