Legal AI: An Automated Versus Autonomous Future

Corporate legal departments have historically been resistant to automation and technology adoption, but the effects of the pandemic forced many to shift gears and pursue, or at least actively consider, more automation for legal activities. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the cornerstone of this strategy, and mapping key investments to business outcomes remains a challenge.… Continue reading Legal AI: An Automated Versus Autonomous Future

ISO 27001: What Is It Good For? In eDiscovery, Absolutely Everything.

Vertical Discovery is proud to be one of the early adopter software companies that have dedicated the time and effort necessary to receive this important certification. So why all the attention? Every software company claims to be compliant with this certification’s high-bar for data security practices.  This is comparable to a driver without a license telling us they “follow the rules of the road”.  To be compliant, you must put your practices to… Continue reading ISO 27001: What Is It Good For? In eDiscovery, Absolutely Everything.

10 Good Reasons To Automate Microsoft 365 EDiscovery Management With Optimum

Microsoft’s Office 365 has earned its place as the go-to platform for small and large enterprises alike. As Microsoft365 continues to dominate the corporate marketplace, the number of employee emails, files and communications have shown double-digit growth, posing a new challenge for legal, Risk, and compliance. While Microsoft365 has been around for a while, legal,… Continue reading 10 Good Reasons To Automate Microsoft 365 EDiscovery Management With Optimum

The Elephant In The Room – E-Discovery Authentication In An Age Of Remote Access

Despite the fact, eDiscovery deals almost exclusively with highly sensitive data at the intersection of legal and tech, security remains one of the murkier aspects of the eDiscovery model.  Understanding the myriad of corporate security postures, where they stand today, and where corporate security is headed can be understandably daunting as companies bring these tools in-house.  First for fundamentals: let’s look at authentication, how it’s used to control access to both… Continue reading The Elephant In The Room – E-Discovery Authentication In An Age Of Remote Access

The Elephant In The Room – How Tech Partners Made Discovery Look Easy

Times of crisis have the potential to shine light on gaping holes in even the most stable of eDiscovery systems. Throw in a mix of limited budgets, expanding data sources, and increasingly complex investigations/litigation and suddenly your “do more with less” case team is fighting an uphill battle doing a lot more, with a lot… Continue reading The Elephant In The Room – How Tech Partners Made Discovery Look Easy

EDiscovery: Handling The Security Issues

One of the most common ways to study or investigate alleged misconduct is to identify, collect, analyse and preserve the necessary information and documents. To speed up this entire process, more and more companies are now aiming to create in house e-discovery teams within their organisations. Information regarding the misconduct can arise from various sources… Continue reading EDiscovery: Handling The Security Issues

10 Things To Look Out For In Case Management Software

Legal industry, like any other department or industry, is undergoing a drastic change driven by technology. There are several reasons behind this change – tech-enablement in cross-functional departments, change in information nature and complexity, client demands, economic changes, new technologies, tightening regulatory timelines and shifting demographics. While we are witnessing the gradual changes in legal… Continue reading 10 Things To Look Out For In Case Management Software

Internal Investigation Teams: Are They Sufficiently Equipped?

Internal investigation teams are becoming increasingly important in organisations today. Being able to analyse large amounts of information at once is crucial. Proof of potential violations may lie hidden in digitally stored information like emails, electronic documents and other data, meaning that investigations often involve a great amount of data scouring, which is one of… Continue reading Internal Investigation Teams: Are They Sufficiently Equipped?

Rise Of Internal Investigations: Temporary Phenomenon Or Regular Trend?

An Internal Investigation is a formal inquiry into any alleged misconduct or wrongdoings in an organisation. This investigation is handled by an appointed internal team of the company. Internal investigation teams are becoming increasingly important in organisations today. Being able to analyse large amounts of information at once is crucial. With more and more investigative… Continue reading Rise Of Internal Investigations: Temporary Phenomenon Or Regular Trend?

In-House Vs Outsourced EDiscovery: Which Is Better?

In-house ediscovery enables shifting or performing all the steps of e-discovery using company resources. On the other hand, external e-discovery enables external vendors to take over the steps and the process of e-discovery on behalf of the organisation. To create an in-house eDiscovery team and standardize its functionality as compared to that of an outside… Continue reading In-House Vs Outsourced EDiscovery: Which Is Better?