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This paper was submitted as part of the coursework for "Law Practice Technology" in the Spring semester of 2014.


Predictive coding is currently the most efficient and cost effective method for electronic discovery. Predictive coding combines a good balance of human and computer components to continuously provide a set of seed documents to better assist and find conceptual relevance between potential discovery documents. The organization and method of topic categories reduces the costs for litigation overall. However, the continuous reasonableness standard used by the courts must still be met. With the more elaborate predictive coding, the court and small firms may have difficulty in judging whether the process was reasonable. This may cause potential hurdles, or even potentially changing the standard from reasonableness to a more expert standard. Nevertheless, the innovation and progress it brings to the discovery process cannot be denied as it makes the process quicker, more efficient, and most cost effective.

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Predictive coding, E-discovery, Electronic discovery