In litigation, lawyers heavily depend on case laws to prepare for cases. In the past, they used to spend hundreds of hours sifting through physical documents to find relevant case laws as well as useful evidence. The process was cumbersome; it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Today, the discovery process has been made easier through eDiscovery. eDiscovery is cost-efficient and faster because most documents reviewed by lawyers are digital. Lawyers and paralegals can easily find evidence from data archives, emails, and mobile devices within a few hours.
eDiscovery automation software uses analytics to speed up the discovery process. Advanced analytics search for phrases and keywords within a blink of an eye. Automation streamlines the process by eliminating irrelevant documents.
Tech-savvy professionals are employed and trained in the legal field, where they help attorneys in the discovery process. Through electronic database discovery, litigation support professionals such as automation experts (document automators) work through database technologies by assisting legal professionals in managing, reviewing, coding, imaging, and analyzing massive amounts of electronic evidence by automating documents.
The eDiscovery process is accepted as a valid practice in the legal field because it reduces discovery-related costs, improves discovery efficiency, and it increases the accuracy of relevant document identification. eDiscovery is here to stay, and its use is expected to grow among attorneys.