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We’d like to increase the number of people who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus. If you help us, you have a chance at winning a Nexus 7 tablet.

Award-winning Nexus 7 Tablet: a Lawyer’s Best Friend

  • Connect with the office without carrying around a cumbersome laptop.
  • Weighing in at 12 ounces and covered with a rubberized grip, it’s built to travel.
  • Clear HD display, perfect for reading court documents, office memos, and email.
  • Unlike some tablet readers, it’s fully compatible with the Windows operating system.

    Review on the Go

    The office needs your immediate decision on that review document, but you’re on the train? No problem – search, locate, view, download, and tag, wherever you are, with InControl™, WarRoom’s hosted review solution. It runs on all devices, including the Nexus 7 tablet (InControl™ not included in contest offer).

    Be InControl™ of your eDiscovery

  • InControl™ is just as easy to use on your tablet as it is on your PC or Mac.
  • Easy to learn – you’ll be up and running in less than 30 minutes of training. Don’t have half an hour? Visual cues help you identify and work within the software.
  • Runs on any browser – no downloads or plugins are required.
  • Perform native review anywhere, and run your own productions within the tool – native, TIFF, or a combination. Save thousands of dollars!
  • Assign documents to members of your review team and add custodian, volume, and bates range details.
  • Track overall review progress and check status of individual documents.
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    Contest Rules

    The following are the official rules for the Get Social with WarRoom Contest in order to provide a fair and equal chance of winning to all contestants.

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  • This offer is only available to residents of the United States.
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  • End of contest

    July 31, 2013, midnight. The winner will be announced on WarRoom social media outlets on August 1.

    Choosing the Winner

    We will randomly select one winner from our social media followers on August 1. We will notify the winner on this site as well as through a message. If no response is received after 5 business days, another winner will be chosen. This contest is not sponsored by Google, Asus, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google Plus.

    Frequently Asked Contest Questions

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    A. Yes, but you can only enter a maximum of 4 times.

    “Why are you called WarRoom?”

    We get asked this question a lot. After all, the name calls to mind a room at the Pentagon, filled with generals, intently debating lights on a map. In the legal industry, the term “war room” is used to describe the conference room where the case strategizing happens.

    In Litigation Is War, Frederick Whitmer explains: “The whole idea here is to think about litigation as an enterprise in which you are trying — as Clausewitz says about war — to impose your will on the enemy. Litigation involves the exercise of force through judicial compulsion, to impose your will on your adversary. And, if you’re a defendant, of course, to resist the other side’s will being imposed on you.”

    Just as military commanders use tactics to outmaneuver their opponents, so litigation attorneys leverage evidence in a structured approach to achieve favorable settlements and judgments. Some people dislike the analogy. But like it or not, seeing litigation as war is extremely illuminating for many lawyers.

    Discovery Is a Battlefield

    “Discovery is where it’s at — only 1 percent of cases go to trial.” ~ Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Court judge and authority on eDiscovery

    Despite what TV shows would have us believe, lawyers know that the real action of litigation happens before the trial, during the discovery process. Each side collects, processes, reviews and produces evidence pertaining to the case. So, as Frank Easterbrook, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and one of the most cited appellate judges in the United States, once said, “That discovery is war comes as no surprise.”

    Implementing a war room strategy is your key to obtaining a favorable outcome. Understanding your discoverable data before your 26(f) “Meet and Confer” session gives you a sizable tactical advantage. Whether you find the smoking gun, or you realize that a settlement is your best option, early case knowledge is power.

    It’s also important to know which production format is most advantageous and cost effective for your case before the Meet and Confer. When you know and understand Electronically Stored Information (ESI) production formats (or include a WarRoom expert on your team), it is harder for the opposing party to use those formats against you. In addition, agreeing on a type of production format at the 26(f) helps contain both paper and electronic discovery costs.

    If discovery is a battlefield, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is the battle map. Discovery can take many different paths, but adhering to the EDRM helps you navigate the litigation minefield. EDRM best practices are good for your wallet as well as your case outcome. Following the EDRM ensures you don’t miss a discovery step that could save you time and money. For instance, processing such as filtering and de-duping defensibly reduces the total amount of data to review, making it easier to assess the responsive data and reducing the likelihood of accidentally turning over privileged information. Defensible discovery is essential for your litigation success.

    For Want of a Lit Support Provider, the War Was Lost

    Surrender is not an option. Don’t wave the white flag because you lack the right software or equipment for your discovery, be it data collection or document production. Whether you need help deciding on the best tool for your eDiscovery, or you are drowning in stacks of paper crying out for tabs, binders, and Bates stamping, we are your complete litigation support provider.

    Our quality team is ready to support you in the document review trenches. We offer cost-effective online document management and review solutions as well as technical support. In war, technology can provide a decisive edge, so don’t get left behind. Our eDiscovery software products allow you to obtain the facts of your case faster. Easy searches bring more responsive data to your fingertips in less time. This leaves you more time to devote to the actual information and strategies you will employ.

    While it’s true that most documents are born electronically, it is sometimes still necessary to print them. As you may have already discovered, many legal documents are a nightmare to print, either because they are so large or because they need to be properly organized and bound to be useful. We provide high-volume litigation printing, copying and document scanning. If you need a job scanned, bound, tabbed, OCRed or TIFFed, 24/7, with no mistakes, it has to be WarRoom. We hand-deliver the documents you need, when you need them.

    We are here to meet your every paper and electronic discovery need, at any point in your litigation life cycle. Whatever your discovery requirements, it is imperative that you have access to the right resources and well trained troops all at the lowest possible price point for victory. Drawn out discovery may cripple the opposing party. Don’t let it weaken you. Call 855-WAR-ROOM to marshal your special forces.

    Hosted Review: No Downtime or Downside

    Guarantee your legal documents are available when you need them.

    You’ve been looking forward to a night in with your special someone. You slipped into something more comfortable, made some popcorn, and snuggled up on the couch only to discover Netflix was down. And why? All because of another Amazon Web Services cloud outage.

    Missing out on a movie is one thing. You could always listen to music, play a game or even talk to each other. But what happens when you and your legal team are trying to review documents on your public cloud and suddenly you can’t access your data? When your Electronically Stored Information (ESI) isn’t available, you lose billable hours, every legal team’s worst nightmare.

    Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

    In a public cloud, you share hard drive space with other companies. Sharing storage might work well enough for movie streaming or social networking, but it isn’t the most secure or defensible choice for your confidential litigation documents. With a private cloud to host your review, you gain the benefits of your own server without the costs.

    A 99.99% service level agreement guarantees you 24×7 uptime, from any of your devices, anywhere in the world. In the event of a cloud malfunction, a backup cloud takes over, allowing you the same access to your data as before. Just as a generator is essential to the reliable running of a hospital, a dedicated server ensures the integrity and availability of your eDiscovery project.

    Since you can access your data from the comfort of your own office or home, you probably won’t be visiting the physical location of your servers. Yet their geographic location is still an important consideration. Selecting an American data center to host your server avoids complications with foreign eDiscovery regulations.

    Virtual Collaboration in Legal Review

    When combined with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) review tool, a private cloud provides you billable hours by increasing the efficiency of your team:

    • Access documents from any device, anywhere, 24×7.
    • Assign documents to pools of users, so any member of the team can finish a document and move on to the next. No more time wasted waiting for new assignments.
    • Control access levels of your legal team on a need-to-know basis, especially useful when sharing documents with expert witnesses.
    • Download documents without slowing other team members down.
    • Track the overall progress of the review.
    • Track the review status of individual documents, saving time by preventing multiple reviewing of the same document.
    • Share searches across the review.
    • Easily see and jump to linked documents, such as email attachments.
    • Read redacted text before it is permanently burned on.
    • Tag privileged documents.
    • With a hosted review, you benefit from the labor and cost efficiencies of the cloud without sacrificing access or security.

      When preparing for litigation, you can’t afford downtime. Call WarRoom Document Solutions and discover the best dedicated review solution for your needs.

    Don’t Jump the Gun with Predictive Coding

    Future of predictive coding
    Global Aerospace Inc. et al., v. Landow Aviation, L.P. dba Dulles Jet Center, et al.

    Results are in from the first case where a judge mandated the use of predictive coding, despite initial objections from the plaintiff that the technology is not as effective as human review. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports predictive coding used in the case found 81% of relevant documents.

    The ABA Journal compares these results to the 60% accuracy rate for human reviewers estimated by a 2011 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology article. Some claim the comparison proves the superiority not only of this particular review technique, but also of artificial intelligence over lawyers.

    This conclusion might be jumping the smoking gun, literally. What if the most relevant data is contained in the missing 19%? Initially, the Global plaintiff argued that all relevant evidence must be produced, which is, after all, the goal of defensible discovery.

    Predictive coding, also known as Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Computer Assisted Review (CAR), is a very new review method. Contrary to what eDiscovery headlines may lead you to believe, TAR is currently used by only a small portion of the legal community. Industry standards are not set, and there is little agreement about when and how it should be used. This disagreement can lead to expensive and often futile negotiations with opposing counsel.

    When predictive coding is employed, a team of highly-paid human experts, specializing in statistics, law and technology, must train the computer in what is relevant by coding a sampling of documents (in the Global case, 5,000 documents). The coding is then applied to the rest of the documents to determine relevancy. If the initial sample is not correctly coded, the results will be drastically inaccurate. Therefore, human intelligence is still essential to the process.

    In addition, Global is a single case with a relatively small sample size. Even if predictive coding continues to provide consistent, reliable results, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach for document review. If it is widely adopted in the future, predictive coding will never replace other search technologies or human intelligence; it will simply be another option in your litigation toolkit.

    In most cases, a carefully planned discovery process combined with a multimodal search approach yields the most accurate results for the least cost.

    Drawbacks of predictive coding

    • Small mistakes early in coding can create false positives and miss relevant documents.
    • Accidental disclosure of privileged information is more likely.
    • For the sake of transparency, CAR/TAR/predictive coding often requires disclosure of all non-privileged training documents and coding to opposing counsel, regardless of relevancy. How much do you want opposing counsel to know?
    • The cost of predictive coding/CAR/TAR negotiations can cancel out any savings the approach might otherwise generate.
    • Predictive coding/CAR/TAR only makes sense for extremely large sets of ESI. How big is your data?

    Technology should be used to reduce review volume, not to replace human review. Human intelligence cannot be fully automated. A concept-clustering search approach combines the best of human and artificial intelligence.

    Contact a WarRoom litigation support consultant to help you determine the strategy that minimizes your risk and cost.