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How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms: eDiscovery Trends

I’m in Austin today, speaking at the Texas Bar CLE program eDiscovery in Your Case.  I’m excited to be included in the program, participating in the luncheon presentation eDiscovery Software for Solo and Small Firms with Kathy Owen Brown of DLA Piper and Gene Albert of Lexbe!

As a precursor to the session, the Texas Bar asked that we write an article for the session (and by “asked”, I mean that they told us that articles are mandatory for each session) and they suggested that the article be 10-30 pages in length.  So, because I don’t write enough (apparently), I accepted the challenge and wrote an article titled How SaaS Automation Has Revolutionized eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firms to tie in (nicely, I hope) with the session we’re presenting.

The article covers how we’re in the age of automation and cloud based discovery, how eDiscovery technology has evolved, takes a comparative look at Craig Ball’s small firm Edna challenge of 2009 and his reprise from earlier this year and how the emergence of cloud-based automation has given small firms much more complete solution choices than were available in 2009.  It also covers key components of a SaaS automation solution and typical pricing options for such a solution.  The end result is better options than ever before for solo and small firms looking for a full-featured eDiscovery solution that fits with their budget.

The 15 page article (right in the middle of the suggested range – no need to show off, right?) will be provided to the attendees of today’s CLE, but if you would like to check it out, feel free to contact me and request a copy.  Simply send an email to me at daustin@cloudnine.com and say that you’d like a copy of the SaaS automation article that I wrote for the Texas Bar (or words to that effect) and I’ll be happy to send you a copy!  Enjoy!

So, what do you think?  Do you think that solo and small firms have better choices for eDiscovery solutions than before?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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