29 February 2012 – “Technology is changing the way we manage client information and data in the legal industry.” That was a quote Joe Kanka, Vice President of Corporate Development for eTERA Consulting, provided for a company news release waaaaaaaayback in June of 2005. The Paleolithic Period in legal technology.
As Joe writes, there there has been an evolution in how we manage client information since the paper days. The evolution continues as we use the technology that is available to search, analyze and organize information and data so better decisions can be made in the most cost effective way. The recent Judge Peck decision in the federal case of Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Group et al. ruling that the parties adopt a protocol for eDiscovery that includes the use of predictive coding was only inevitable given the technology.