Meeting Modern Discovery Demands with RelativityOne and Ligl

Meeting Modern Discovery Demands with RelativityOne and Ligl

2020 was a transformative year. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the way people work, especially in our industry.

With widespread teams, evolving data types, growing data volumes, and deadlines getting shorter, the entire e-discovery process has the potential to spiral out of control. But not for those who adapt quickly and are well-prepared to meet new challenges.

Here at Ligl, we have been working hard on giving modern organizations the technology they need to get data identified, collected, and ingested with maximum effectiveness. We take a long-term view in our product development, ensuring that efficiencies continue and compound over the years.

Ligl is now integrated into RelativityOne. Users of the industry-leading SaaS e-discovery platform can accomplish their goals in more targeted and faster ways than ever before within the Ligl user interface.

Let’s take a look at what this integration means, and why it offers must-have capabilities to today’s legal teams.

A Remote Workforce

Work from home has rapidly accelerated and is unlikely to dramatically reverse in the foreseeable future. Many of us will continue to work remotely for months to come, or perhaps permanently.

These trends were already ramping up, but the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of telecommuting and remote working. According to Global Workplace Analytics, before the COVID-19 pandemic, just 3.6 percent of US workers worked from home multiple days a week. That number is now estimated at 25-30 percent. This may be a boon for work-life balance according to Forbes magazine but it poses big complications for data collection in response to litigation and investigations. Historically, this process has required disk imaging or other methods that often prompted collections to be performed in person, in a shared office, that might be easy to accomplish (in fact, it might be too easy, resulting in vast over-collections of data in many cases). But with everyone working from home and concerned about social distancing, travel restrictions, and possible quarantines, it quickly became untenable last year.

Thanks to these circumstances and the increased use of the cloud for data storage, demand for web-enabled collections is increasing significantly.

RelativityOne gives legal teams the ability to onboard data quickly and easily after the processing stage into Relativity, or after the collection stage into RelativityOne, with full defensibility and adherence to the chain-of-custody process. RelativityOne features include:

  • Automatic verification and validation of custodian information from more than 42 types of enterprise and cloud sources
  • Automatic transfer of evidence (pre- or post-processing) from the corporate network or cloud to RelativityOne
  • One-stop settings for the entire eDiscovery process, including the settings for Relativity and RelativityOne

This entails a streamlined process that can be performed from anywhere, on multiple custodians at a time, and across many of the most common data sources with chain of custody reporting at the user’s fingertips. Forward-thinking teams are saying goodbye to cumbersome and expensive ESI collection and processing tools in favor of this bright new world.

As our customers know, Ligl automates the process of Legal Hold notification, preservation, precision collection. It also automates moving the data into RelativityOne for processing and again into the hosted review platform. All from a single pane of glass – the Ligl web-based interface. You can literally watch the data move along its journey throughout the evidentiary lifecycle in an automated iterative workflow. Each phase is captured for reporting and the chain of custody. When the already-culled data is presented in the RelativityOne review interface, legal users can focus on the data that constitutes what is really meaningful to the case.