Ricoh's Intelligent eDiscovery Blog

Sean Lynch Interviewed for the Legal Binge Podcast

Jun 6, 2019 12:55:27 PM | Marketing

Sean Lynch, Director, Review Services at Ricoh eDiscovery sat down with Zach Abramowitz, host of the Legal Binge during Legal Week 2019, to discuss how legal industries can utilize technology in a cloud-based environment to leverage analytics and mitigate risk. 

Watch the video podcast interview below. For more information on Legal Binge visit youtube.com.

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Topics: Events and Sponsorships, Sean Lynch

Embracing a #BalanceForBetter on International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2019 10:52:47 AM | Marketing

In honour of International Women's Day, we asked some of the leaders in our organization to share their thoughts on ways to create more inclusive and gender-balanced workplaces in the technology industry. #BalanceForBetter #IWD2019

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Topics: Jennifer Johnson, Ricoh, Events and Sponsorships, Sean Lynch, Jessica Lockett, Ian Sinclair, Andrea Williams, Craig Fisk, Allan Jackson

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: Ricoh, Intelligent Review, 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: Intelligent Review, Sean Lynch, eDiscovery Solutions

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: Events and Sponsorships, 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, 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, Sean Lynch, Jessica Lockett, eDiscovery Solutions