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Misunderstanding AI

Dec 6, 2018 3:54:00 PM | Marketing

WHAT MACHINE-LEARNING REALLY MEANS FOR THE LAW OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

In his recently featured article in the OBA's JUST Magazine, Sean Lynch, Director, Review Services, explores the meaning of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal industry by first answering the question: what, exactly, is AI?

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Topics: Sean Lynch, Published Articles

Webinar Announcement: Using Active Learning for Accelerated Document Review

Jun 8, 2018 2:08:36 PM | Marketing

Thursday, June 14, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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We are at a tipping point when it comes to rethinking review and challenging its status as the most expensive phase of the EDRM. New developments in standard approaches are opening possibilities for a true paradigm shift: What if you only had to review a fraction of your documents and could accomplish your goals at a lower cost?

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Topics: Active Learning, Sean Lynch

Seminar Announcement: Artificial Intelligence is Coming... Are You Ready to Rock?

Mar 2, 2018 3:03:55 PM | Marketing

Sean Lynch, Manager of Legal Solutions at Commonwealth Legal, will be part of a live panel discussion around Artificial Intelligence, presented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto as part of PDAC 2018.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Sean Lynch

Early and frequent communication is critical to the eDiscovery process

Feb 13, 2018 4:34:05 PM | Sean Lynch

I had the opportunity to speak on the CCCA webinar panel, "Managing the Cost, Risk, and Disruption of eDiscovery in Complex Litigation”, with fellow panelists Andrew Parley, partner at Lenczner Slaght, and Mel Hogg, Associate General Counsel at Ontario Power Generation. Our discussion centered around planning and managing complex eDiscovery projects, including document preservation, collection, and review.

As the "eDiscovery provider" on the panel, my key takeaways from the discussion are these:

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Topics: Sean Lynch, Intelligent Review

Nimble and Flexible – The Power of the Small Firm

Nov 28, 2017 1:33:28 PM | Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch, Manager, Legal Solutions at Commonwealth Legal, shares his insights on the hugely successful Small Law Forum, Evening the Playing Field, at Technology in Practice.

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Topics: TIP Conference, Sean Lynch

Our Flawed Love of Keyword Searches

Sep 26, 2017 11:15:00 AM | Sean Lynch

In eDiscovery, lawyers often think they’re experts at crafting keyword search terms to reduce the volume of documents for manual review. Unfortunately, lawyers, and human beings in general, are not good at stringing together Boolean search terms that result in finding all relevant, or potentially relevant, documents.

The problem with developing highly-accurate keyword search terms is often caused by one of two things:

  1. The human tendency toward confirmation bias – “the tendency to search for, interpret, and recall information in a way that confirms one's pre-existing beliefs or hypotheses”. The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making, p. 233

  2. Humans don’t know what they don’t know, or what I like to call, the “unknown unknowns”.

The result? Keyword search strings inherently miss the "unknown unknowns", and are therefore not complete.

Here's an example...

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Topics: Intelligent Review, TAR, Sean Lynch

How Small and Mid-Sized Firms Can Leverage Review Analytics to Remain Competitive

Jan 20, 2017 8:42:05 AM | Sean Lynch

Small and mid-sized law firms face unique challenges when managing eDiscovery. Data volumes that seem manageable to a larger firm may be overwhelming to a boutique firm or sole-practitioner.

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Topics: ESI, Analytics, Intelligent Review, eDiscovery, Jessica Lockett, Sean Lynch

Yes, we can review 650,000 emails in just a few days.

Nov 8, 2016 8:04:35 PM | Sean Lynch

During the course of the 500-day-long U.S. Presidential Election campaign, there has been a great amount of discussion and concern surrounding the review of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Most recently, James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sent a letter to Congress indicating that the FBI had “reviewed” all 650,000 documents contained on a newly-discovered laptop owned by Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton.

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Topics: Intelligent Review, eDiscovery, Jessica Lockett, Sean Lynch