Cassandre Coyer: Branching Out: E-Discovery Use Cases Expand Beyond Litigation Support

Extract from Cassandre Coyer’s article “Branching Out: E-Discovery Use Cases Expand Beyond Litigation Support”

In some ways, 2022 was a unique year for e-discovery—at least one with more spotlights than usual due to several inadvertent disclosures during some of the year’s most publicized legal proceedings that became headline-worthy.

Still, in the day-to-day e-discovery processes, it seems legal professionals continue to grapple with similar challenges as years prior, especially when it comes to collecting new data types from cellphones and collaboration platforms.

And according to eDiscovery Today’s ”2023 State of the Industry Report,” many of these challenges will likely continue into 2023, as the industry is still plagued with a lack in e-discovery competence.

The report is based on a survey of 410 legal professionals involved in e-discovery, around 41% of whom work at e-discovery service providers, while around 28% came from law firms and the rest from consultancies, legal departments and government agencies.

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