Attention Law Firm Readers! IPRO and ACEDS Needs Your Input

Attention Law Firm Readers! IPRO and ACEDS Needs Your Input
Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today

I’m surely dating myself with this reference, but, in the 1986 movie Short Circuit, with Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy (when is the last time you saw either of them starring in a movie?), the robot “Number 5” kept repeating the phrase “Need input” as its way of saying it needed information to decide what to do next.  Now, that’s artificial intelligence!

But, if you’re a reader of this blog and work for a law firm handling litigation and discovery, here’s a chance to help develop some real intelligence that can certainly enable you to understand how other law firms are addressing today’s discovery needs.  To better understand the challenges law firms are facing and how they are planning to meet them, IPRO has partnered with the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) to conduct a Law Firm Snapshot Survey to create an industry benchmark going into the new year.

The survey is a twelve-question survey covering various topics such as whether your litigation work will increase this year, how you expect your current eDiscovery process to change, how far down the EDRM lifecycle do clients go before engaging your firm, how often your firm uses Continuous Active Learning (CAL) for review, the re-use of AI predictions on future cases, whether you perform redactions manually or using auto-redact tools, how you deal with collaboration tool data, and so forth.  In other words, how well is your law firm and others innovating (there’s that word again) to address the challenges of discovery today?  The survey literally takes a minute to complete and you can even fill it out anonymously.  Here’s the link to the survey, please check it out!

IPRO and ACEDS will be conducting the webinar titled Unpacking the IPRO and ACEDS 2021 Law Firm Snapshot Survey on Tuesday, February 23rd at 1pm ET to review the results.  Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS, Aaron Swenson, Director of Product at IPRO, and Jim Gill, LegalTech Industry Writer, will discuss the survey results and what they reveal about the state of the industry in 2021.  Even if you’re not participating in the survey (if not, why not? unless you don’t work for a law firm, of course), you’ll want to check out the survey results.

Speaking of events (and innovating), one last reminder that IPRO is a sponsor and participant of the SOLID Winter 2021 event this week on January 28 and 29, which is an event where speakers give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law.  They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has. You can register for it here on the IPRO events page.

So, that gives you two terrific events coming up to learn about trends and innovation!  Anything else happening out there in the legal technology and eDiscovery world?  Well, it just so happens that next week is Legalweek!  Because of the pandemic of course, this year’s event is virtual and is not just one event next week, but five total virtual events between now and July!  It’s Legalweek(year) this year.  The good news is that because the event is virtual this year, you can attend virtual live events for FREE!  Here’s the link to the virtual agendas for next week’s sessions and the link to register to attend.

Needless to say, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about trends, best practices and innovating to succeed in the next few weeks.  More opportunities for input than even “Number 5” can handle!

For more educational topics from Doug Austin related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy, follow, eDiscovery Today! And as part of the continued educational partnership between IPRO and eDiscovery Today, he’ll be here in the IPRO Newsroom next week with more educational content!