CEO Kelly Twigger stole time from her busy Relativity Fest schedule to walk me through the new GPT powered features on the eDiscovery Assistant platform. The eDiscovery Assistant team curate the flood of daily court orders published to identify and categorize those relevant to litigators and eDiscovery practitioners. The service is the exclusive eDiscovery caselaw database and resource center designed to save practitioners time and effort.
The new functionality leverages custom ChatGPT models to deliver concise, one-paragraph summaries of all decisions as they are identified. The summaries and full decision text are fully searchable.
“eDiscovery Assistant’s value is speed to knowledge. The AI summaries empower users to skim search results before having to deep dive into lengthy orders.”
As it happens, I had a client request for recent cases where self-collection by custodians or IT resulted in eDiscovery related sanctions to support reasonable eDiscovery investments. While not an attorney, I can fumble through Pacer requests and Google searches like anyone who has spent 30+ years supporting counsel. That immediately led me to the 2022 $970k sanctions in Brown v. Google LLC discussed by peers such as Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today. The problem is that certain cases get picked up by the ‘talking heads’ (yes, that includes me), while many more on point decisions fly underneath the radar. I burned time and got frustrated trying to find clear decisions highlighti
ng the risks and penalties associated with discovery self-collections not closely overseen and validated by counsel.
In eDiscovery Assistant that took me just two issue tags ‘Self-Collection’ and ‘Sanctions’. I added the results to a citation list for my client and delivered that along with the headline links. We all know that execs tend to react to headlines more than actual caselaw, so I use both to support initiatives.
Kelly and her team deliver a valuable service for busy practitioners drafting motions and just keeping up with evolving caselaw. They apply issue tags grouped by sources of ESI, rules, sanctions, ESI process, privilege, open records and criminal overall categories. Don’t take my word for it, try at 14-day trial if you have an eDiscovery research project eating your day.
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