CTRL provides practical guidance for lawyers and other professionals seeking to remediate inefficiencies in both the discovery process and the overall governance of information. We have developed some authoritative resources, all of which are designed to be used and improved on by you. All we ask in return is that you also share your insights on how the materials can be further developed so others can continue the cycle of improvement.

The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats

CTRL has just published The New Information Governance Playbook for Addressing Digital Age Threats. The IG Playbook has been developed to help organizations recognize and address the increasing threats from digital age innovations. This includes spotlighting best practices for mitigating harm from cyberattacks and ameliorating risks from the Internet of Things. It also encompasses strategies for reducing corporate espionage made possible by consumer-grade cloud applications. As the IG Playbook makes clear, a holistic information governance program offers the best way for organizations to shore up their electronic vulnerabilities.

Download – 2016 Information Governance Playbook

Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review

CTRL has just published its new 2016 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review. The 2016 Guidelines build on the inaugural Guidelines published in 2014, which considered some of the divisive issues surrounding the use of technology-assisted review. Recently cited by one of the leading authorities on civil discovery issues, the Guidelines focused on aspects of a defensible TAR workflow, whether and to what extent counsel should disclose its use of TAR, together with the benefits and drawbacks of entering into a stipulated TAR use protocol. The 2016 Guidelines expand on various aspects of these issues and should help outside counsel, in-house lawyers, and judges gain a better understanding of the burgeoning use of TAR.

Download – 2016 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review

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Download – 2014 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review

Model Stipulation and Order re Use of Technology-Assisted Review

CTRL is maintaining a model stipulation and order regarding the use of technology-assisted review. We are doing so in an effort to help provide counsel, clients, and the courts with ongoing direction on the use of technology-assisted review in the event that a court orders the parties to enter into a technology-assisted review use protocol or the parties decide to do so of their own accord.

Download – Stipulation & Order

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  • Drew Lewis

    Great starting point for lawyers who are hesitant to embrace the idea of using predictive coding!

  • I like the idea of crowdsourcing ediscovery-related materials. A couple
    of comments on the Model Order:

    In the last sentence of Para
    3.(a), if there’s very low prevalence in the Sample Set, the Responding Party
    should increase the size of the Sample Set until it has determined prevalence
    to the satisfaction of the statisticians.

    Also, since the
    Responding Party has discretion (e.g., Para 3.(b(i)), it should maintain a
    complete audit log.

    In my ideal protocol, there would be full
    transparency maintained throughout. The agreed specification of the protocol
    would be as complete as possible up front. Then, recognizing that the map is
    not the terrain, the Responding Party would advise the Requesting Party of any
    material decisions that might affect the outcome. This would preclude expensive

    Joshua Neil Rubin