Extract from Zach Warren’s article “Legal Tech’s Predictions for E-Discovery in 2021”
Electronic discovery might not have been front and center for much of this topsy-turvy year, but the changes felt by corporate legal departments and law firms alike had massive ramifications for the data collection and review process. As the e-discovery industry adjusted on the fly to rapidly shifting litigation demands, out went on-premise collection and review centers, and in came remote review and collaboration tools.
How much of that will continue into 2021? Our experts think a decent amount—now that the genie’s out of the remote review bottle, it may be hard to fit it back in. Combine that with tightening privacy regulations, the normalization of technology-assisted review, and more, and it’s clear that e-discovery change isn’t subsiding quite yet.