In its ongoing effort to provide high-quality legal services to its clients, while at the same time reducing costs associated with eDiscovery, Kutak Rock sought out the latest technology-assisted review (TAR) software to accelerate its document review workflow by reducing the data volumes needing to be reviewed prior to a production. After testing many products, Kutak Rock chose to partner with OpenText™ and to utilize its Insight document review platform, which is a cloud-based eDiscovery platform that integrates data processing, multi-modal search, early case assessment, advanced analytics, including TAR based on a continuous active learning algorithm, multi-language review, production and reporting.
Robin E. Stewart, Kutak Rock partner and head of the firm’s eDiscovery practice, explained, “My priority was to find the best tools available to speed up the document review process because it’s no secret that litigation discovery is the most expensive part of litigating. My goal is to eliminate as much of the litigation costs as possible, while still meeting discovery obligations and providing highquality legal service to our valued clients.”
Designed to tackle the most complex projects, Insight helps Kutak Rock’s legal teams speed through the review of huge data sets, eliminating the need to look at every document. “We use OpenText Insight primarily to conduct document review. Our need to review documents is often due to a client being involved in a litigation matter, but can be in response to a non-party subpoena, or any other matter that requires us to quickly identify the relevant documents from the non-relevant documents. When we pair artificial intelligence technology with a quality review team, we are able to forego the need to lay eyes on every single document in order to identify all responsive documents,” Stewart said.
Insight’s automated review tools have saved time and money for both the firm and its clients. “The more we can cut down on what we need to review, the more efficient that will be for our clients and the less costly it will be for them,” explained Stewart.
The technology-assisted review solution has also helped Kutak Rock improve the quality of its review results. Insight lowers the risk of missing relevant documents from the stream of reviewed data. Stewart explained that using Insight is more efficient than linear human review. “When humans are reviewing documents, each reviewer brings their own subjective analysis into the process when determining relevancy. Whether a reviewer codes a document as relevant or non-relevant may depend on the day, as some of these decisions are not always clear cut,” said Stewart.