More Firms Turning to Remote E-Discovery, But In-Person Collection Isn't Going Anywhere

15 June 2020

While remote data collection is applicable for most matters, contractual, regulatory and technical restraints mean it can't be a viable alternative all the time.

More lawyers are leveraging remote e-discovery solutions, with a few even developing proprietary software themselves. But highly sensitive and regulated data means remote tools won’t completely replace in-person collection.

To be sure, while COVID-19 quarantines make remote access a safer alternative for most, the pandemic isn’t the catalyst for the transition to remote e-discovery. E-discovery lawyers note remote e-discovery was being leveraged by law firms years before as a cost-efficient alternative to in-person data collection.

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