Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers Releases Comprehensive Predictive Coding Case Law Database
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 31, 2014 – The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), an industry forum focusing on the practical application of technology in the legal field, announced the release of the first public database of predictive coding case law (http://www.ctrlinitiative.com/wiki/resource/). CTRL has collected and organized every published opinion that discusses predictive coding in the eDiscovery process, ranging from case management orders requiring counsel to consider predictive coding workflows to detailed opinions discussing advanced issues like the production of seed sets.
True to the organization’s mission, this free resource was designed with legal practitioners in mind and allows users to filter the jurisprudence on date, jurisdiction, or judge. Included in the application is citations to the most widely used legal databases, so legal professionals can quickly locate, share, and integrate opinions with other research platforms.
“This is an exciting and rich database that will immediately provide a tremendous amount of value to lawyers across the country,” said Darin Sands, Shareholder with Lane Powell. “Predictive coding is quickly becoming a point of contention, and this resource from CTRL is a great value to the industry.”
The predictive coding case database includes:
- A growing collection of case law, with more than 30 opinions discussing predictive coding
- Search filters that allow users to organize cases based on date, judge, or jurisdiction
- Drop-in citations that include docket numbers and LexisNexis / Westlaw citations
- Summaries, parentheticals, and quotes of pertinent language
- Downloadable opinions in public domain PDF format
- Forums to discuss opinions and their holdings
“In the spirit of an open and collaborative environment, this case database is free and available to all,” said Dean Gonsowski, CTRLSteering Committee Member and Global Head of Information Governance at Recommind. “The CTRL initiative is ambitious and following up on our predictive coding draft protocol, we wanted to provide another useful resource to the industry.”
CTRL was formed to help bring understanding and advancement to the legal technology community. Legal practitioners, whether outside counsel, in-house lawyers, litigation support professionals, or vendors, will all benefit by participating in the CTRL Initiative. Cooperation, transparency, and proportionality are CTRL’s core principles.
CTRL Initiative sponsors and supporters include: Box, Druva, Zapproved, Lane Powell Attorneys & Counselors, Proofpoint, eMag Solutions, King & Spalding, iRisk Strategies, Recommind, and Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (www.CTRLinitiative.com) is an open source community for legal practitioners who are involved in eDiscovery, investigations, and information governance. Sponsors of the initiative include the world’s leading law firms, enterprise software companies, and litigation support providers.
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