Extract from Jim Gill’s article “Even with Advanced Technology, You Still Need the Soft Skills of eDiscovery”
The rise of electronic evidence — and the advent of the legal technology needed to handle that data — has certainly changed the way attorneys practice.
While initial adoption was slow, the continued growth of legaltech can’t be ignored, particularly when it comes to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics, which enable legal teams to search and better handle previously unmanageable volumes of data.
But often when technology makes one part of life easier, it tends to make us grow lax in other areas. Sometimes this doesn’t cause a major issue (e.g. not memorizing phone numbers anymore because they’re all saved in our phones), but when compounded, they can certainly add up.
This is why developing and practicing the processes that complement legal technology — we’ll call these the “soft skills of eDiscovery” — is more important than ever.