The Legal Industry's Implementation of Data Analytics

The effective use of data analytics is quickly changing the legal landscape and the practice of law for the better. This is a fast-changing area where today’s “use cases” will be quickly superseded by new and more powerful uses of these technologies. This post discusses key areas where may consider the use of data analytics either as a solely in-house measure or in connection with engagements with outside counsel.

1. Meeting Search Requirements

Analytics in the form of (also known as or ) allows savvy in-house counsel to be more efficient in searching through the huge and ever-increasing volume of () in corporate data repositories, in response to discovery demands. In-house legal departments can use predictive coding methods to deal with several facets of , including performing an at the very outset of a case (or even prior to its filing with early notice), performing the culling down of documents, performing document analysis to zero in on the most relevant documents, and filtering for privilege. The latest analytics software packages also provide for the visualization of data in a multitude of ways.

Read More: Jason R. Baron & Yodi S. Hailemariam, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | National Law Review