Say Goodbye to “eDiscovery is Complicated”

Say Goodbye to “eDiscovery is Complicated”

The legal industry is rapidly transforming. Corporate’s legal departments are under greater pressure than ever to demonstrate efficiency. Budgets at corporations and firms are under increasing scrutiny due to economic conditions. And nearly all legal teams are working remotely. As a result, one of the most pressing needs for legal teams now is to have the ability to integrate technology, which will help streamline operations and improve services and outcomes.

If correctly chosen and properly deployed, eDiscovery automation technology that replaces manual tasks can lower costs while maintaining and even improving the quality of legal work. This means that organizations can leverage this technology to accelerate legal work and ensure consistency when uploading data and preparing cases. In short, automation has the potential to transform law firms and corporate legal departments from overworked and overextended teams into streamlined practices that allow for maximum legal efficiency and effectiveness.

Evolving eDiscovery Pain Points

Legal professionals abhor the laborious processes associated with the beginning of a project, such as data uploading, processing, and project setup. Did they identify all of the custodians and their various data sources? Did all of the respondent data get collected? Many eDiscovery vendors require data to be shipped directly to them for it to be uploaded. In other cases, vendors may request that data sharing can only occur via file transfer applications that require specific configurations, which can take a lot of time.

It can be very time consuming to upload data and wait for slow software solutions to finish processing — error-handling, deduping, deNISTing, — assuming that the software is capable of doing all this. Many eDiscovery solutions lack robust processing capabilities, leaving organizations to rely on third-party vendors to handle the processing, adding even more cost, time, and effort.

Furthermore, establishing the project settings and group permissions can be a tedious and manual process. Not only do project administrators typically have to add users individually to the database, but they also must configure specific user groups and associated permissions. A small hiccup may have extraordinary consequences in that a certain user may inadvertently gain unnecessary access to privileged information.

Streamlining Workflows with Ligl’s eDiscovery Automation Technology

Ligl works with leading eDiscovery software providers to automate setup, configuration, exception handling, and data loading operations.

Users select from a variety of pre-built templates to drive automation through as much – or as little – of the EDRM process as required. Users can set up cases to handle legal hold notification and follow that with automated data source mapping, preservation in place, collection and processing (using their choice of processing engines) and moving data to the hosted review platform of their choice. All of this is done within one easy-to-use web-based interface – either SaaS/Cloud based or on-premise.


Combine all eDiscovery steps including data source mappings and authentication, preservation in place,  collection, processing profiles, linear review workspace configurations, security, data uploading to hosted review, batching and numbering (amongst many others), into a single template, eliminating repetitive, manual, and error-prone steps:

  • Configure matter-specific templates for DOJ, SEC, and internal investigations
  • Easily reuse templates across matters
  • Separate templates for workflow and other configurations
  • Retain the flexibility to intervene and change settings retrospectively


Templates trigger intelligent automation, running each batch of evidence through a consistent process through to production:

  • Complete streamlining of EDRM with unparalleled visibility
  • One-click automation from preservation through to review from one user interface
  • Automated quality assurance checks, restarts, and exception handling
  • Reduction in manual task handling by more than 70%


Ligl automation integrates with trusted best-of-breed eDiscovery applications, driving efficiency across workflows:

  • Connect API to leading third-party platforms for processing, review, forensic collection
  • Use case type-specific templates
  • Eliminate errors due to manual multi-product task handling
  • Get reporting/analytics insights at every level and every stage of eDiscovery across cases

Moving Forward

When project timelines are tight and data volumes are massive, saving time on manual tasks helps law firms and corporations achieve better outcomes. Wen you are forced to push a lot of data for many custodians through the eDiscovery process – from notification to production -any opportunity for automation and eliminating human error is likely a good move. With Ligl you can pick and choose how much of the process you want to automate. Make the job easier. You owe it to yourself, right?