The Age of eDiscovery Automation May Be Upon Us, But We Still Need Lawyers: eDiscovery Trends

By Doug Austin


Yesterday, I proclaimed that the “Age of eDiscovery Automation is Upon Us”. But, does that mean that scores of lawyers need to start looking for work? Not necessarily.


What a difference (nearly) five years makes.


Back in March 2011, The New York Times published an article entitled Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software (covered by us here back then) which discussed how, using ‘artificial intelligence, “e-discovery” software can analyze documents in a fraction of…

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  • Doug Austin

    Doug Austin is the editor and founder of eDiscovery Today and an EDRM Global Advisory Council Leader. Doug is an established eDiscovery thought leader with over 30 years of experience providing eDiscovery best practices, legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has published a daily blog since 2010 and has written numerous articles and white papers. He has received the JD Supra Readers Choice Award as the Top eDiscovery Author for 2017 and 2018 and a JD Supra Readers Choice Award as a Top Cybersecurity Author for 2019.

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