When an e-Discovery Team starts doing a document review, who are the key players in that review, and what is the role of each? This webinar will answer those questions. Moreover to keep this as interesting as possible, the answers will be provided from three different time zones. What was state of the art Ten Years ago? Now? Ten years in the future? Twenty years?
As the great science fiction writer William Gibson famously said, “The future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed.” The state-of-the-art methods of ten years ago are still followed by most lawyers today to find relevant evidence for their case. The profession is slow to evolve. So we have to briefly mention those. Still, most of the focus of the webinar will be on what Ralph Losey does today in a complex ESI review project, one that relies heavily, but not exclusively, on Active Machine Learning. That is a kind of specialized AI designed to help humans to find target information, the relevant signal in the noise of big data.
Ralph has “open sourced” his current method in his free, online training program found at TARcourse.com. Listeners are encouraged to take this course, or at least study parts of it before the webinar, and come armed with questions. Ralph prefers to make his talks as interactive as possible. To prepare for the future projections conclusion to the webinar you may have to find a worm-hole to time travel, but still, Ralph hopes you will ask questions on what he presents on that too. Ralph thinks a lot about the future and where technology, especially AI, may be taking the law. Get ready for big changes and prepare now so you can be among the employed.
Ralph C. Losey
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Mr. Losey is a Principal of Jackson Lewis, P.C., a labor and employment law firm in the U.S. with over 800 attorneys and fifty offices. He is the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel in charge of electronic discovery services and training. Mr. Losey also heads up the firm’s Litigation Support Department, which, under his leadership, the firm outsourced to a major vendor.
Mr. Losey served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida School of Law from 2007-2011 where he taught both introductory and advanced e-discovery courses. He developed the law school’s first online course, which he later spun-off into a private instructional program, e-DiscoveryTeamTraining.com. Mr. Losey has lectured at many CLE events and conferences around the world since 2006 with a focus over the last several years on predictive coding and overall best practices.
Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel annual conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1,000 corporations and major law firms. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.