Despite the strides the e-discovery industry has made to decrease the number of documents that have to be reviewed through early case assessment, machine learning and even information governance, document reviews continue to be one of the most expensive line items for litigation.

Even when using workflows that use machine learning technology such as continuous active learning that reduce the number of documents that must be reviewed, some subset of the data still has to be reviewed by a team of lawyers or paralegals.

Clients are requiring their law firms to work with an alternative legal service provider, or ALSP, because of the cost savings and efficiency gains.

Here are some tips for law firm associates who are leading document review projects supported by an ALSP.

Phoebe Gebre

Vice President – Litigation Services