Using Technology to Manage Documents - Doc Review Best Practices


While at then Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, now WilmerHale, Ron Friedmann co-developed several interesting ideas and systems. Technology has changed a lot, but the human and process issues of using it in law firms has not. The firm built its own litigation support system, integrating scanning, OCR, full-text, and structured databases. Many of the lessons learned in developing that generation of litigation support tools apply to e-discovery in the 21st century.

Many lawyers reviewed documents on-screen and recorded their comments digitally. Legal assistants used the system to meet document production requests. Ron outlined the key findings concerning process and technology issues in an advanced litigation support system for a PLI seminar; the outline was published in 1997 by the Practising Law Institute in Strategic Techniques and Technologies for Efficient Litigation Management in connection with a similarly titled PLI seminar.

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