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Legal Tech’s Predictions for 2019 in eDiscovery

As 2018 winds to an end, LegalTech News has published Legal Tech’s Predictions for 2019 in eDiscovery. The article features predictions from several eDiscovery experts, including Kirk Chocholek, Senior Project Manager at QDiscovery.

You can read the full LegalTech News article here. Below is an excerpt.


Many now consider eDiscovery to be a mature market, but that doesn’t mean the pace of innovation is necessarily slowing down. On the contrary, 2018 saw the adoption of new technologies like beginning-of-EDRM analytics at a wider scale, a focus on expanding eDiscovery technology into adjacent spaces like information governance, and the acceptance of eDiscovery lexicon into the wider legal community.

Looking ahead to 2019, Legaltech News asked a number of eDiscovery attorneys and experts what they see as coming next. The expectations vary widely, from an increased use of data analytics, to a focus on privacy and security, to active learning and proportionality being engaged earlier as part of the process.

Kirk Chocholek, QDiscovery: “‘Active learning’ will be used as a supplemental tool to support traditional linear reviews. Case managers will run it in the background and use it to prioritize documents for batching or to QC the results of a linear review. This will be the first step in the adoption of active learning. As people become more familiar with it and its value is proven, it will eventually become the default.”

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