Webinar: Practical Tips for a Successful First TAR Project

August 8, 2017 EDT, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Technology Assisted Review (TAR) has been judicially approved for use in appropriate cases for several years now and is a powerful tool to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and savings in document review, legal investigations, and beyond. Yet, most corporate legal departments and law firms are not utilizing this tool. What is holding them back? In this webinar sponsored by NightOwl Discovery, George Socha, founder of EDRM, will moderate a conversation with NightOwl’s Kelly Atherton, senior analytics and review manager, and Sam Merritt, senior portfolio manager, about low risk use cases for your first predictive coding project and practical tips from the trenches on what has (and has not) worked to educate and prepare the legal team to use TAR (or predictive coding), to set up the project and deadlines, and to effectively train the system to most efficiently categorize and rank documents.

This webinar is part of a webinar series designed to help educate lawyers and judges on various aspects of TAR in advance of the invitation-only Duke Conference on TAR (Sept. 7-8 in Arlington, Va.), which aims to develop best practices for using TAR.

Register now on the EDRM webinar page or on EDRM’s BrightTalk channel.

About our presenters:

Kelly Atherton

Kelly Atherton is experienced in complex business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. She is skilled in managing large-scale analytics, predictive coding, and litigation review projects that involve developing and implementing workflows and trainings, streamlining areas for improvement in process and procedure, and managing quality and performance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Politics & Government from the University of Puget Sound and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Willamette Journal of Internal Law and Dispute Resolution and the Note and Comment Editor of the Willamette Law Review. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. (Download full bio.)


Sam Merritt

Sam Merritt practiced complex commercial litigation for five years in New York City at an AmLaw 100 law firm prior to joining NightOwl in 2010. He has managed both large- and small-scale document reviews in complex litigation matters. As an associate at both large (500+ attorneys) and small (10 attorneys) law firms, he was responsible for supervising discovery in a number of diverse matters. He is experienced in managing projects as well as communicating with attorneys, litigation support, and IT specialists. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Truman State University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. (Download full bio.)


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