Predictive Coding in eDisclosure

Linear review used to be the golden standard in edisclosure, particularly when the volume of an entire document collection tended to be smaller. It was industry practice to have human eyes review every document, and this practice carried over into electronic document review, often utilising large teams of document reviewers.

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Nowadays, a document corpus could easily number in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of documents, and linear review is no longer practical for many cases involving electronically stored information.

Predictive coding is frequently suggested as a way to empower legal teams and other subject matter experts to focus their time on the details that are core to the case. What is sometimes unclear for those receiving these suggestions, however, is how predictive coding actually works, or how it can be used effectively in a case.

This white paper will provide:

  • An overview of predictive coding
  • English case law on predictive coding
  • A description of how it works in Everlaw
  • Ways to tactically use predictive coding in litigation or investigation